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Tó Mané

Big waves, epic swells, and stunning photography are some of the main reasons why Tó Mané has made a name for himself in the world of surfing. Tó Mané is generally the man behind the camera when it comes to capturing some of the most epic surf shots coming out of Portugal. Born and raised in Portugal, Tó began surfing in 1988 and fell in love with the surfing culture. The lifestyle of surfing and hanging out at the beach and the progression of the sport drove him to begin capturing these moments. Tó began shooting when he was a child because his grandfather was passionate about photography. He began using manual cameras he had picked up from his grandfather, and in 1998, his dream came true when he published his first pro surf photo for a Portuguese surf magazine. His work has travelled all around the world, but the famous giant waves of Nazaré surfed by Garrett McNamara and Carlos Burle were the highlights of his work. His repertoire is packed with prizes. However, being included in Time magazine's Most Surprising Photos of 2013 and Soul id's top 100 action sports photographers stand out. "I love to visualise the picture that I want, and I strive to make it happen," says Tó Mané.

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