Qualification

Member since
02 May, 2011
Qualifications
Instructor Level 1
Additional Qualifications
Instructor Level 2
Instructor Level 2
Assistant Instructor Trainer
Instructor Level 3

Job History

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Kite Control Portugal13/06/2019Till date

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Kathrin Bischofberger
Sursee, Switzerland
Reviewed 08 Jul 2021
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Rik Beentjes
Reviewed 03 Jul 2021
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Amin Zoqurti
Reviewed 03 Jul 2021
Amazing! I had the best experience at the kite control school in Obidos in Portugal. João is a very experienced patient instructor! He does his job with a huge passion und does everything to make you better! I recommend him to everyone who wants to start with kitesurfing or wants improve his skills.
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Reviewed 03 Jul 2021
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Bastian Kuelzer
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 31 May 2021
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Reviewed 31 May 2021
Perfect school and teacher Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend
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Reviewed 25 May 2021
the course was great. I learned a lot. I loved learning with the Joao! He is a great, positive and professional teacher. Would always do classes with him again.
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Carl-Johan Samuelsson
Lidingö, Sweden
Reviewed 09 May 2021
Flawless Everything from booking to gear to teaching was superb. Relaxed atmosphere but still very professional, wonderful lagoon aswell, can't find a flaw!
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Pairat Dessl
St. Johann in Tirol, Austria
Reviewed 09 May 2021
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Reviewed 29 Jan 2021
Experiência incrível! Tudo muito bom, excelente comunicação entre o instrutor e o aluno. Marcação de aulas com muita consistência! O equipamento, local. Um curso 5 estrelas!
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Paulo Fernandes
Maceira, Portugal
Reviewed 03 Jan 2021
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Diogo Sousa
Bombarral, Portugal
Reviewed 31 Dec 2020
Excelent Instructor Very competent instructor, always attentive and dedicated. João transmitted the modules in an extremely effective and clear way, and above all he showed great adaptability and flexibility when adjusting the training method and different exercises to different students and progression levels. --- Instructor muito competence, sempre atento e dedicado. Transmitiu os módulos de uma forma extremamente eficaz e clara, e acima de tudo mostrou grande adaptabilidade e flexibilidade ao ajustar o método de ensino e diferentes exercícios a diferentes alunos e níveis de progressão.
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Philippe Agon
Belgium
Reviewed 29 Oct 2020
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Reviewed 20 Oct 2020
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Reviewed 15 Oct 2020
Kite Control Portugal - Instructor João Virgilio I fully recommend Kite Control - Kite Surf School in Portugal. Professional attitude of the team and great teaching skills of my instructor João Virgilio made the course fun and efficient.
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Alain Moser
Etoy, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 Oct 2020
Had a good time kiting there Great course, great instructor, and a very nice spot. I was lucky because the conditions were good enough. So, highly recommended school, spot and instructor.
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Meyong-Hee Sim
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 06 Oct 2020
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Daan Haegel
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 Sep 2020
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Stefan Rödig
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 13 Sep 2020
Top school - great teachers I tried Kite-Surfing my first time and my experience with Kite-Control Portugal is great. Big thanks to Juao, who is a fantastic and enthuastic teacher. Looking forward to come back soon...
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Joel Da Silva André
Reviewed 11 Sep 2020
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Reviewed 05 Sep 2020
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David Kijlstra
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Reviewed 02 Sep 2020
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Jack Peters
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 01 Sep 2020
Great for Beginners Had an individual 12 hour introduction to kitesurfing, mostly with Joao, and went from a total beginner to being able to ride on the board for short stretches (though think I'll need more lessons before attempting anything by myself.) Teaching was excellent - ambitious enough to make you learn the basics quickly, but without compromising on either safety or enjoyment. Conditions were pretty good - winds were quite light for most of the week, but there's a wide enough range of kit that they can give you a kite that's suitable. A tip: if you have your own wetsuit boots, I'd advise bringing them with you. The shoes provided at the centre don't cover your ankles, and I ended up with a rash on both my ankles (think from an allergic reaction to the seaweed?) That aside, the lagoon was the perfect place to learn - no waves, not many other people, and a scenic 25min walk from Bom Sucesso. Outside of the course itself, things were understandably quiet because of Covid, but all staff were very friendly and made an effort to encourage people to hang out outside of lessons. Imagine that once the planned guesthouse with bar etc is built, then the social side of the holiday will be just as good as the teaching.
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Reviewed 27 Aug 2020
Trop kiffant ! Je me suis beaucoup amélioré pendant le cours, et j’ai pris beaucoup de plaisir !! La méthode d’enseignement était vraiment très bien !
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Juan Acero-Riesgo
Miami, United States
Reviewed 19 Aug 2020
Very good service and attention from instructor
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Reviewed 17 Aug 2020
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Fernando Escada
Reviewed 16 Aug 2020
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Reviewed 14 Aug 2020
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Kristina Janovcikova
Barcelona
Reviewed 10 Aug 2020
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Stien De Beul
Lint, Belgium
Reviewed 30 Jul 2020
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Reviewed 24 Jul 2020
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Simon Rehm
Germany
Reviewed 20 Jul 2020
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Basile
Reviewed 02 Jul 2020
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Nils Sundberg
Reviewed 08 Mar 2020
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Thomas Leconte
Paris, France
Reviewed 13 Jan 2020
Merci João pour ta patience, tes conseils et ta pédagogie
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Paulo Martins
LISBKA, Portugal
Reviewed 12 Jan 2020
Curso onde a minha Alma também aprendeu a surfar Excelente e altamente personalizado onde tudo flui!
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Lasse Buchhop
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 02 Jan 2020
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Reviewed 19 Dec 2019
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Sarah Mohieldin
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 08 Sep 2019
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Reviewed 02 Sep 2019
Well done João, Great teaching and progress!! Great fun too!!! Thanx a lot!!! Best T.
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Reviewed 02 Sep 2019
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fanny czajkowski
berlin, Germany
Reviewed 30 Aug 2019
Feedback Kitesurf J'ai apprécié être formé par cette école. Joao est un très bon pédagogue, patient et surtout à l'écoute de son élève. Il m'a permis de progresser très rapidement et m'a partagé sa passion.
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Reviewed 25 Aug 2019
Top course! Despite medium wind conditions, in just a few days I had the opportunity to discover the kite surfing world, and quickly improve my skills! I recommend!
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Arnaud Roncoroni
Paris, France
Reviewed 13 Aug 2019
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Dan O'Brien
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 Jul 2019
learning Joao was a fantastic teacher
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Caroline Norman
LONDON, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 Jul 2019
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Petra Brindzakova
Rača, Slovakia
Reviewed 18 Jul 2019
Kite course Portugal Lagoa de obidos Great course Great instructor - explain the all important requirements for safe kitesurfing. Place - Lagoa de óbidos is safe lagun where you can learn without any stres that you will hit other kiters. Not crowdy. I recommend to all WHO would Like to start with this sport.
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Felipe Lembo Esteves Monteiro da Costa
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 15 Jul 2019
Kitesurf Foram momentos de bastante aprendizagem e dedicação por parte do instrutor e os responsáveis da KiteControl foram super corretos comigo e flexíveis comigo.
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Reviewed 24 Jun 2019
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Christoph Becker
Düsseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 24 Jun 2019
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Louis Reinhard
Reviewed 19 Jun 2019
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Costantin Pfindel
Berlin
Reviewed 10 Apr 2019
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Tania Helmert
Reviewed 03 Mar 2019
Best teacher ever! We had an amazing time learning kiting! It was so much fun learning the first steps with Joao. He is relly friendly, great teacher and defiantly knows what he does. Never felt insecure at all. 10/10
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Dominik Krebs
Reviewed 25 Feb 2019
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Marjolein Willemse
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Reviewed 25 Nov 2018
Passionate surfteacher Joao motivates me all the time. He will tell you what your skills are and what you need to learn. Verry important for me: he will tell you honestly if the weather is ok for kiting or not.
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Ruben Cepas
Santarém , Portugal
Reviewed 01 Oct 2018
5 stars O João foi sempre muito profissional, segurança acima de tudo, calmo e explícito nas explicações e dúvidas que surgiam.
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Reviewed 01 Oct 2018
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Andri Thorstensen
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 27 Sep 2018
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Andri Thorstensen
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 22 Sep 2018
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Magnus Andersen
Reykjavík, Iceland
Reviewed 22 Sep 2018
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Jerit Rehekemper
Isernhagen, Germany
Reviewed 12 Aug 2018
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Angela Collenberg
Reviewed 18 Apr 2018
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Pepijn Sun
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Reviewed 16 Apr 2018
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Vera Wientjens
Tilburg, Netherlands
Reviewed 09 Apr 2018
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William Godefroy
Reviewed 22 Jan 2018
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Bonhoure Adriana
Reviewed 22 Jan 2018
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Reviewed 28 Nov 2017
Ronja Goebel
Reviewed 21 Sep 2017
Perfect Kite course! Nice Spot and really nice Kite school. Unfortunately we didn't have that much wind. Joao gave me tips even though I wasn't having a lesson. That's what I call a real kite surfer! With passion to teach ;)
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Reviewed 19 Sep 2017
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Alex Sima
Targoviste, Romania
Reviewed 12 Jul 2017
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Christian Breitschädel
Gelnhausen , Germany
Reviewed 15 Jun 2017
I really do recommend for anyone!!!! João was an incredible kite trainer, with awesome teaching skills... If other people would follow his example, taking care of nature and giving respect to wildlife species while still joking & having fun but never forget safety, as well as other kite teachers; the world (of kiteing) could be a much better place. So I thank god for given me this chance to be a pupil of this unique and sooo special person !!!!!!!!
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Tizoc Alvaro Flores
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 13 Apr 2017
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Reviewed 14 Oct 2016
amazing Teacher Joal is an amazing teacher! Best Kite Class ever!!
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Mai Praskalo
Domžale, Slovenia
Reviewed 16 Sep 2016
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James Molton
Australia
Reviewed 16 Sep 2016
Great school, great instructor
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Trent Oliver
Ashfield, Australia
Reviewed 06 Sep 2016
Excellent experience. Nothing could be improved Absolutely fantastic experience with Joao. He was brilliant, explaining things clearly and patiently and was very generous with his time, even filming me and reviewing it with me on his own time. A fantastic experience.
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Irin Gan
EAST, Singapore
Reviewed 28 Aug 2016
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Ursin Brunner
Zürich , Switzerland
Reviewed 15 Aug 2016
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Kevin Palmquist
rancho santa margarita, United States
Reviewed 04 Aug 2016
Great personal service. Nice facility. Instructors work hard to facilitate your sucess.
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Tjeerd Breederveld
Schiedam, Netherlands
Reviewed 31 Jul 2016
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Winny Mau
San Francisco, United States
Reviewed 28 Jul 2016
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daryl yeap
kuala lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 Jun 2016
A great introduction to the sport I signed up for a package lesson at Seabreeze Kite School in Banda Aceh recently and was very lucky to get Joao Virgilio as the instructor. I found him professional in the way he conducts the course program, often stressing the importance of safety, but yet friendly enough so that you feel at ease throughout the learning process. The water conditions was not the most idle at that time when I was there because of strong currents but Joao handled the situation calmly and patiently. I never felt at all in any danger because he was always there to guide. He is good at building confidence which helped a lot in the learning curve. Definitely an instructor I would highly recommend! Thanks Joao!!
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Lisa Wohlfarth
Halle, Germany
Reviewed 16 May 2016
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olga shurbina
Kiev, Ukraine
Reviewed 15 May 2016
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Jason Reynolds
Placerville, United States
Reviewed 14 May 2016
Great Instructor! Joao was a great instructor. I've had sever different instructors and he was definitely the best. Very patient, friendly and knowledgeable!
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Nina Zalto
Gmunden, Austria
Reviewed 25 Apr 2016
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Tim-Luan Grimont
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 Apr 2016
KiteSurf Mui ne My experience in Mui ne was absolutely unforgettable: Everyone on the team was super friendly and fun! It was also a great place to relax outside of lessons as we were welcome whenever we came. The equipment is reliable and superb for beginners in the sport, and the instructors (Joao Virgilio for me) have several years of experience. Safety was obviously a number one priority for them, as everyone is briefed on the basics before going in the water, and we are prepared for situations that we might face while kiteboarding. The teaching methods that Joao used were efficient, and really helped me progress as a kiteboarder while making it fun as well as encouraging. Overall, the team in Mui ne truly conveyed their passion and love for kiteboarding to me, and I will definitely strive to be a better kiteboarder in the future. Thanks to all the team in Mui ne for all the fun and adventure :)
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Oleg Tolstashov
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 12 Jan 2016
A great way to start your kite surfing journey I was very lucky to find this school in Vietnam and especially I'm thankful to my instructor Joao Virgilio. If you want to become really confident and independent surfer - just go to Mui Ne Vietnam, do what this man commands, and you'll be absolutely fine. The atmosphere on the beach is very friendly and supportive. We had a great time there, and I can recommend this place to everyone who is going to explore the kite surfing world.
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Alexander Heidingsfelder
Bad Griesbach, Germany
Reviewed 04 Dec 2015
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Philipp Vitor
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 17 Sep 2015
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Balland Aymeric
Chassieu, France
Reviewed 30 Aug 2015
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Robin Naim
Cergy Pontoise, France
Reviewed 26 May 2015
Learn kite in Lagoa de Obido Very nice place to lear kite : Escola de Vela da Lagoa Joao explains very well. All is nice and secure there. Perfect Thanks.
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Nicolas Gauna
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 16 Sep 2014
Amasing course i had an amasing time in ilha do guajiru! João teach his passion with a lot of safety and fun! i enjoy it very much! thanks for all
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paul vergnot
paris, France
Reviewed 31 Aug 2014
My Kite classes with Joao at Ilha do Guajiru Hi, My first experience with IKO was very good. I already had some kite basics but I wanted to reinforce them and be more confident. Therefore I took some lessons with Joao and I'm more than satisfied. First Joao took the time to go through the security and self rescue procedures. That was a good "refresher" for me and very useful. We then spent most of the hours on the water focusing on learning and doing turns. I would absolutely recommend Joao for anyone who want to start kitesurfing or improve his ride. Joao has great teaching (pedagogy) skills, he is really "security/safety" oriented, and above all he is an easy-going/fun guy ! Thanks a lot for these great 4 days ! Cheers, /Paul
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Pablo Mendez
CABA, Argentina
Reviewed 26 Aug 2014
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Solange Dotro gamboa
CABA, Argentina
Reviewed 20 Aug 2014
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Ramiro Gayoso
Cascavel, Brazil
Reviewed 15 Aug 2014
excelente experiencia profesional un curso muy completo con profesionales experientes a cargo
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Camille Guerin
Bordeaux , France
Reviewed 10 Aug 2014
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Pablo Duro
Garopaba, Brazil
Reviewed 29 Jul 2014
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Ivan Toutounov
yerres, France
Reviewed 19 Apr 2014
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