Get to the Top World Surf League 2019

By Gilvanita Ferreira

Campaign Completed on
27-03-2019

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A little bit of context

Her name is Gilvanilta Ferreira, you can call her Gil.

She was born and raised in the Vila de Ponta Negra community in Natal North Brazil.

She owns an aggressive surfing style full of aerial manoeuvres. Gil Ferreira learned to surf when she was a little girl, using the lid of the styrofoam container from Containers of coconuts she used to sell in Ponta Negra beach.


Between so many WSL stars, we highlight the Brazilian surfing Gilvanilta Ferreira, one talent of the national surf that, unfortunately, does not have sponsorship to participate in international events.


Gil competes professionally for 3 years already.

She never had support, but she always found a way to participate in some state surf comp. in Joao Pessoa, Maracaípe and Fortaleza.


Her first time in a WSL Qualifying Series, Gilvanilta signed up for the Maui and Sons Pichilemu Women's Pro QS 1500 in Punta de Lobos, without ever having competed for any international event, she reached the quarterfinals, finishing in 5th place.

But there’s a problem

She is from a poor area in Brazil an she got no money or sponsor to keep her dreaming to reach the elite of the world surf. Even with her aggressive surfing style full of aerial manoeuvres, Gil Ferreira has no help, money or sponsor to walk to the top. Brazil is the country of Soccer and surf talents is left behind. She moved to Australia to have more opportunities to reach her dreaming. And now need our help so she can do her sign up and pay for health insurance.



Here’s what we’re doing about it

We been in contact with different companies on surf industries and some are given Gil a help already, but there’s NO much money is involved in those helps. Water Lab Surf school give her a bit job as a Surf Instructor So she can start save money to pay the sign ups. Salt Performance are training her to improve her skills. Some Shapers are feeding her with new boards. But we need raise money for join in the QS Australia.

You can join us

2.500 Aus Dollar will be using for sign up for the 7 Australian leg competition, her health insurance and help with expences to traveling.

The 7's QS in Aurtalia

1. CARVE PRO (MAROUBRA,NSW).......................................... 18 - 21 JAN
2. FLIGHT CENTRE BURLEIGH PRO (BURLEIGH HEADS)........... 25 - 28 JAN
3. MOTHERNEST TWEED COAST PRO (CABARITA,NSW)..... 31 - 04 JAN/FEB
4. VISLLA GREAT LAKES PRO PRES BY D’BLANC (BOOMERANG
BEACH,NSW).......................................................................... 07 - 11 FEB
5. GRANDSTAND SPORTS CLINIC WOMEN’S PRO (NEREWETHER,
NEWCASTLE, NSW)................................................................. 19 - 25 FEB
6. VISLLA SYDNEY SURF PRO (MANLY,NSW) ............................ 26 - 04 MAR
7. VISLLA CENTRAL COAST PRO PRESS BY SLIMES (AVOCA,NSW)................................ 07 - 11 MAR

And here’s some amazing perks for supporting us that you can’t live without

At the moment, she looking for supporters and sponsors to be able to start the daily training necessary to be prepared for competitions and help with costs.
She got the talent that we can already see, visit her Instagram @gilvaniltaferreiraleta. On her instagram you can check out how good she is and photos from her pass competitions.


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