Here, in this little fishing village, the world champ is an absolute king.
It might come as a surprise that James O’Brien, the chubby red-haired daddy of surfing’s guiltiest treat, is a serious entrepreneur who has built a lucrative career around a YouTube channel.
Talk to James and you don’t get the goofy clown, you get hard kisses that leave little flecks of blood on your lips. A serious person with both eyes on the future.
In this episode of James’ weekly vlog we get part three of his journey to world champ Italo Ferreira’s Baía Formosa empire.
Here, Italo is the absolute king.
He owns the lineup, the best house and a hundred-gee beach buggy that can, and is, employed as a vehicle for towing in.
James, meanwhile, is bright, smart and happily demonic.