Home to 213 million people, Brazil overflows with diversity, beauty, and life - and nowhere is that more true that the country's second largest city, Rio de Janeiro. With its 2000 kilometers of dazzling coastline and tropical climate, Brazil is an idyllic playground for surfers. For centuries, indigenous people took to the ocean in hand-built canoes. Surfing really took off in the 1960's, as Brazilians were drawn to the joy of riding waves and to surfing's culture of freedom and fun. Today, some of the world's best surfers come from Brazil and stood up on their very first waves right here.