- Name: Mauro Freire
- Date of Birth: 25/05/1987
- Hometown: Santa Cruz, Portugal
- Favourite spot: Wherever there are perfect waves
- Favourite Appletree Surfboard: APPLEPIE V2
Hello there! I’m Mauro, and I’m thrilled to be part of the Appletree family as the International Sales Manager. My mission here is to welcome you with open arms and foster a strong, close-knit, and long-lasting relationship built on trust. Together, we strive to make our customers happy by offering top-notch, cutting-edge products while staying environmentally responsible.
Outside of the office, I have a deep passion for water sports like surfing, kitesurfing, and foiling. These activities have taught me valuable life lessons, extending far beyond the thrill and excitement they bring. For many of us, the boards are sacred, they are the object of connection that give us an incredible sense of freedom, allowing us to deeply connect with our inner selves and the environment that surrounds us.
These sports and the sea have shown me and taught me so much…That if I don’t keep pushing forward and paddling, I’ll never overcome the breaking waves. Sometimes, I just have to go with the flow and let the current take me to the right place. Every wave is different, and not all of them are meant for me to ride… I’ve learned the importance of look for the right wave and being patient enough to wait for it. Before I can ride it, I have to put in the effort and paddle hard to reach it… and when a wave knocks me down and I go under water, I only need take a deep breath and stay calm… I’ll eventually overcome it.
The best part is sharing these experiences with others. It’s amazing to enjoy these activities with people who appreciate and share the same passion. I’m truly grateful to all these sports and the ocean for teaching me all these lessons and more. They have helped me find balance, harmony and a connection with myself and nature, sharing good and positive vibes. 🙂
Beyond water sports, I embrace a wide range of hobbies and passions. You’ll often find me snowboarding down the slopes, challenging myself with bouldering climbs, or enjoying a game of soccer. However, the most delightful moments in life are all about sharing. Whether it’s relishing in good food, celebrating with friends, or savoring a glass of fine wine, I treasure every opportunity to create “GOOD TIMES.”
Now, for some funny facts about me – I have a peculiar habit; I can’t start my day without a refreshing morning shower. Also, when it comes to food, my plate is off-limits, so better keep your hands to yourself!
If you ever wish to chat about our products, talk about sports, or simply share a good laugh, feel free to drop me a line. I’m here to create meaningful connections and make sure everyone’s experience with Appletree is exceptional.