Lucas 'Chumbo' Chianca

"Always have low expectations, high goals and constantly work"

Facts & Stats

  • Date of birth
    August 25, 1995
  • Birthplace
    Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Nationality
  • Career start
  • Discipline
    • Big wave surfing


Brazilian surfer Lucas Chianca realised early on that his future lay in big waves and he's teamed up with Carlos Burle to become the best in the business.

Lucas 'Chumbo' Chianca comes from a family of surfers and took his first forays into shallow waves at the tender age of three years old with the assistance of a float. Just two years later he'd already competed in kids' events around his hometown of Saquarema near Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Chumbo graduated to Brazilian, Pro Junior and other competitions by the age of 14. But everything changed for him in 2015 when he surfed the notorious Jaws wave, in Hawaii, and it was a ride that made him realise that his future lay in conquering the world's biggest waves.

Fast forward a few years and Chumbo is considered one of the rising stars of the big wave surfing scene. He's won the Best Performance award at the prestigious Big Wave Awards and clinched the Nazaré Challenge and Puerto Escondido Challenge titles – not a bad start for someone who's relatively new to the sport.

The legendary Carlos Burle is Chumbo's trainer and he's on a mission to help turn him into one of the all-time greats – so watch this space and check out his latest results right here.