Partially Verified

  • Payment verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address not verified

Wants to Meet Up

  • Last login 3 days ago

Join Couchsurfing to see VELAS_AO_VENTO’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 38 References 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Outdoor tour guide
  • Free Software University degree
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Share experiences, learn, grow, exchange ideas and knowledge.


Adoro natureza, mar, montanha, cachoeira, praia, trilha, atividades ao ar livre como vela, surf, escalada em rocha, pedalar, caminhar, LIBERDADE. Adoro fotografar, ler, escutar e tocar (mesmo sem saber) música, conhecer gente boa, dançar, aprender e trocar experiências.

Não entende português? Eu também não... =D

Trabalho com um grupo de amigos em atividades ao ar livre no Rio de Janeiro, o Projeto Vamos! ( prentende compartilhar diversão e estilo de vida carioca com as pessoas de fora daqui.

I work with a group of friends on outdoor activities in Rio de Janeiro. The Projeto Vamos! ( is our willing to share fun and carioca way of life with foreigners.


I treat every human being with trust and politness as I believe all of us should. I really believe and live according to Dalai Lama's classic speech: "If you want to feel happy, practice compassion. If you want to make others happy, practice compassion."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I offer my place as to share something I think maybe precious to someone who may need and enjoy.


I am very used to host, share, and being hosted at other peoples places through my entire life. Regarding CS project specifically, I first met some CSers at a girlfriend's place, and eventually hosted them in my place before officially joining and creating a profile here.

From that first experiences I've discovered a wonderful way to travel the world without going leaving home, meeting interesting people, and providing something we can for one who's in need (one who has a home and some spare space to one's who's travelling abroad). I have already hosted some people at home and in the boat, and I'm still continuously learning a lot from all of them.

At the moment I just moved from that nice shared 2 bedrooms apartment with a CSer roomate to this tiny single room one, and maybe I can only share people who can afford camping like arrangement in the living room.

The old idea is still alive, like to ask for couch only in those cases like: You saw something interesting in my profile, and you'll send me a custom message where you tell me something about you and why would you like us to host you. Again, we are not hosting people just for the sake of free-of-charge accommodations. We would like to meet and share our place with someone like you that has something in common (or not) with us and would like to share, bring and live a nice experience in our town.
Couchrequests that are not custom written or targeted specifically to us will usually receive a copy and paste reply as well.


Surfing, rock climbing, sailing, bike riding, trekking, outdoor activities, slacklining, free software, photography, reading, playing and listening to music, dancing, culture, meeting people, learning, practicing peace and love.

  • animals
  • culture
  • photography
  • dancing
  • boating
  • flowers
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • rock climbing
  • software

Music, Movies, and Books

I am actually and usually listening to World Music, reading Travel and adventure books (no romances or fiction at the moment) and like very much to see a great film, but unfortunately had not been very often to the movies lately.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

You know, one who lives in Rio is always doing and seeing amazing things... I once even had to rob a bus! (Seriously I HAD TO!!). I wrote a tale on that - IN PORTUGUESE- here, but unfortunately the site with my posts went offline -->
I promise I will write another tale and keep it in a safe place if I ever have to do such a thing like that again :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Free Software, sailing and sailboat navigation, surfing, photography, rock climbing and slacklining, I can teach basic portuguese for foreigners; spanish and english for brazilians.
Can show a bit of (I am definitely not that expert) our local (native and foreign species) fruits, flower and trees, as well as forest animals.

What I Can Share with Hosts

At the moment, I can only share/provide some space on the floor next to the climbing wall, which is shared space. I can lend some camping mats and/or a sleeping bag. Its like camping inside an apartment. :)

CSers are invited to use the kitchen, laundry machine, our bathroom with hot water shower, and the wireless Internet connection. I cannot lend you a computer, sorry!

Meanwhile people are staying here, I love to share some of the outdoors around, like our small vegetables plantation at Florescer NGO (a reforestation project), some hikes or outdoor/natural places, and so on...

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In


Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
    9 Vouches
  • Pioneer 9e5c6d07410be6ad972e78858727f5a200c4ebab1f9bb897eb4d7cbee90959a8
    Pioneer Badge

Join Couchsurfing to see VELAS_AO_VENTO’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups