Leonardo Fioravanti

Transcending the boundaries of conventional surfing

Surfer Leonardo Fioravanti performs an aerial maneouvre at Red Bull Unleashed in Snowdonia, Wales on September 19, 2015
© Richard Johnson

Hi, my name is Leonardo Fioravanti. My discipline is surfing competition. My friends call me Leo. I was born on 8 December 1997 in Rome, Italy. My philosophy of life is don’t destroy what you come to enjoy. The most important person in my life is my brother, Matteo. My favourite food is pasta and pizza. My favourite music is Akon, Mikey Avalon.


Italy is known for a great many things: architecture, cuisine, wine, art and plenty more. Unfortunately, surfing is not on that list. However, Leo transcends the boundaries put forth by his nation’s reputation. He blasts the tail and carves on rail with the best surfers his age. He takes his act beyond the Mediterranean and turns heads wherever he goes.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2016
    1. 2nd Place: Australian Open Surfing

      Manly, Australia

  2. 2015
    1. VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Champion

  3. 2014
    1. 2nd Place: Hurley Australian Open of Surfing - Pro Junior

      Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia

  4. 2013
    1. 2nd Place: King of the Groms

      La Gravière, Hossegor, France

    2. ASP European Junior Champion

    3. 2nd Place: Dakine ISA World Junior Surfing Championships

      Tola, Nicaragua

  5. 2012
    1. 1st Place: Rip Curl GromSearch International

      Bells Beach, Australia

  6. 2010
    1. Quiksilver King of the Groms Europe