Stab Magazine | Watch: The Very Best Of Young Gun, Samuel Pupo

Watch: The Very Best Of Young Gun, Samuel Pupo

Brazil’s next gen.

cinema // Aug 12, 2017
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Surfing will progress, it’s inevitable. Fast forward twenty years, or even ten, pro surfing will be unrecognisable. Majority of the top 34 will have slipped into the shade (excluding Kelly perhaps), their fire smothered by the vibrant groms and rookies of today. The webcast will feature a fresh set of faces. A bright new cast of stars to dazzle, entertain and create their own forms of controversy. Just who’ll be calling out the “tennis tour”, swearing at judges or stomping the first double twist in a jersey is yet to be seen, though together with Quiksilver, we’ve been working to find out. Welcome back to Young Guns, you’ve tuned in just in time for the main event.

On the eve of the beginning of the grand finale (and right after the warm-ups went down!), we have for you young Sammy Pupo. Surely you’ll recognise that surname. Yes, he’s the younger brother of Brazilian world tour surfer, Miguel Pupo. The two share genetic blessings, one being fantastic abilities on a surfboard. Sammy is QS ready, at the very least. While many of his rival’s edits are based around a compilation of single-move bangers, the younger Pupo bro doubles down with the combos. If he can follow this approach up in the finals, he’ll have an easy time ticking the judge’s boxes and walking away $10k richer.

“The waves on my video was in Hawaii last year, and a couple of waves from my homebreak Maresias,” said Sammy. “My favourite session was at Off The Wall, I surfed for around two hours that day, with just my friends out.”

Last place I surfed was Jimmis.

Last move I pulled was a straight frontside air.

Last board I rode was a 5’11 , 18 , 2 1/4 shaped by my dad ( OHP Surfboards ).

Last claim I pulled was at the Ballito Pro this year.

Last song I listened to was ” The Day You Died ” by Phantogram.

Last film I watched was Ghost in the Shell.

Last book I read was Paper Towns by John Green.

Last google search was Denis Shapovalov.

Last person I pranked was my girlfriend.

Last person I stalked on instagram was Roger Federer.

Last text message was Eu te amo to my girlfriend.

Last meal my parents cooked me was a Brazilian BBQ.

Last surfer that got me pumped was Filipe Toledo.

With the Indonesian final unravelling as we speak, keep it dialled for updates.


Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent

Inside The Alternative Surfboard Marketing Machine 

Two of the biz's best — Matt Parker and Blake Peters — spill many beans.

Aug 10, 2022

The Tragic Parallels Between The Murder Of Ricardo Dos Santos & 8x World Jiu Jitsu Champion Leandro Lo

Two Brazilian sporting icons killed brazenly by off-duty police officers.

Aug 9, 2022

The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: In The Belly Of The Beast

Finger flips, shaping with Zion Wright, slurpees, Hawaiian takeovers, and the king of Surfline rewinds.

Aug 8, 2022

Albee Layer Discusses His Not-So-Budding Acting Career And The Upcoming Film “Sweet Adventure”

"Matt and Nora were tripping a little harder than I was just because they weren't…

Aug 8, 2022

Zeke Lau & Bettylou Sakura Johnson Win The Vans US Open Of Surfing 

Hawaii dominates HB.

Aug 8, 2022

How A Former CT Surfer Gets “Absolute Beginners” Barreled In A Matter Of Months

Luke Stedman elaborates on his Blackball surf programs.

Aug 7, 2022


Sweeter Than Stolen Honey 

A versatile Haydenshapes x Dylan Graves HP (and soft board) tested in weird waves.

Aug 7, 2022

15-Year-Old Ladybird Erin Brooks Makes Final In All-Men’s Tuberiding Event

And Clay Marzo takes the dub.

Aug 6, 2022

Are We Looking At Reef Sculpting The Wrong Way? 

The pros, cons, possibilities, and mechanisms of changing reefs to suit our surfing desires.

Aug 6, 2022

The Gudang Trio Discusses Brotherhood And How To Make It To The Mountain Top Together  

Positive sibling vibrations we should all aspire to.

Aug 6, 2022


Everyone’s Local Zone Has A Mythical Wave

Kai Lenny, Imaikalani DeVault, Eli Hanneman and friends get to surf theirs.

Aug 5, 2022

The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: Harry Bryant Vs. The Wedge

A lot of swell, stolen identities, surf masochists, mutilated noses, The Wedge, skull-crushing pylons, and…

Aug 5, 2022

When Gabby And Kolohe Pull Out, The Hog Pulls In

Tahiti wildcards named.

Aug 5, 2022

First Look: The 2022 Electric Acid Surfboards

Did our questionable EAST gamble pay off for Mick Fanning's Maldivian quiver ?

Aug 4, 2022

How Boardshorts Work

They are your one chance to look cool while actually surfing. Don’t blow it.

Aug 4, 2022

A Surf/Snow/Music Fez In The Heart Of Melbourne 

URBNSURF is throwing an action-sports/live music DOOF this month and Stab Premium members are getting…

Aug 4, 2022

Peace, Love, And Mung Beans: 7 Things I Learned From Mick Fanning

Ranging from surf travel hacks to philosophy to jingle lyrics.

Aug 2, 2022

The Three Million Dollar Chinese Storm

500 board orders, coaching armies, and trips around the world — here's how China’s Olympic…

Aug 1, 2022