The only true surfer around here, Tiago (or Rob Da Silva for friends) is really the one making us surf better and better everyday. A very nice, mellow and easy going guy, he is what every mom wish for their daughters. With a true love for surfing since he was a kid, he spends most of his time, showing the city and beaches to friends visiting, surfing and shaping. He is also responsible for the dinners and an expert in substances that make you high ;)
This is the man you need around here, to get things done. A lot of things wouldn´t happen if it was not for him. A crook and a car lover (mechanic), he surfs to take the stiffness from his back and the smoke from is lungs. A true friend, is always there when you need. But if you disrespect him, you better say good bye and walk out fast.
Acting like the right arm of Mr Benga, Lanata, is the one taking care of all the money stuff, and responsible for making everything organized. A psychologist and a human regulator, she is the one helping us not to loose our heads sometimes. A lovely girl, that can turn very fast into a tuff one. We forgive her because she cooks amazing.
This big guy is a reference in the surfing scene in Portugal, not because is a surfer, but instead because of his love for the ocean and recycling. Producing fins from recycled materials
José is our hero and a good friend. If you have the chance to meet him, make sure you have time to listen to him and you won´t regret.
The coolest cat of all our friends, his smile is contagious. Always ready to surf, dance or have a drink, is the perfect companion for every situation. Always ready to give you a hand and to cheer you up, with him times are always good. A romantic in the heart, he is constantly falling in love, either for a new board, a music or for lovely kitty.
A good friend, this guy is the one you need, if you want to put some ink in your skin around here. Spending more than 8 years as a sailor in the historic portuguese sailing ship Sagres, is the real deal. A skater at heart, and a surfer in his free time, its always easy to find where he is when not tattooing.
Our kiwi friend, a professor and economist, is responsible for giving us some insight about the economy of the world. A true lover of the ocean and people, he developed a project that helps people looking after their skin and protect themselves from the sun. A true gentleman (even if it doesn´t look like in the picture above) he always surfed with our boards even when they were full of mistakes. And he keeps on doing it. A true friend, we love you James.
This amazing and beautiful couple divide their lives, between New York and Japan. Friends and supporters of the Lisbon Crooks since the beginning, it was naturally that they became our ambassadors. Representing with their lifestyle and attitude, both are always creating new things all the time and making friends wherever they go in the world. A New York Crook, Vinny is always ready for some pizza and ride waves, the same goes for Yuki, when she is not creating small things for big companies, she is always free for a nice chat. Find them if you are in their area.
Born in Denmark, this girl was always attracted by the south part of the world. Some people say that she left part of her heart in Lisbon a long time ago. A foreign affairs expert, makes her the perfect ambassador of the Crooks, no matter where she is. A good nothern surfer and a cool girl, it´s easy to connect with her instantly (the truth is that her crooked smile helps a lot). Always managing to travel to Lisbon everytime she can, it´s in Copenhagen that you will find her easily. So, just let her know, if you are around.