Dunkelvolk team rider Charlie Ramirez visiting Brazil
Place of Birth:
Condado in San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.A.
Live with girlfriend
When did you start competing?:
At about 15 years of age.
Why did you start your sport?:
It was alluring, from skating to surfing it was an instant addiction once i saw and tried these sports, i started skating when i was 7 years old, boogieboarding around 8, then surfing at 11.
Where have you competed?:
Im a freesurfer mostly but ive competed in Mexico, Costa Rica, California, Florida and PR.
Most memorable story:
Everytime i get back to the mainland USA, i get taken into a big room by immigration because there is a “carlos ramirez” that is a serial killer and they always check up on me. They usually let me go fast, “it’s just your name” they say. It’s been happening for the last 4 years, so im already use to it, went through it last week in Miami Int airport after getting in from central america!
Dunkelvolk, Ciclon Energy Drink, Stretch Boards, Sector 9, tres palmas surfshop, dakine(pr/caribbean), vestal, Jose Enrique Restaurant.
I like to stretch a lot and do yoga. Also i like to paint on canvas weird crappy art monsters and sometimes on my boards too, its feels like im melting when im painting which is cool. i like to skate too, i ride for sector nizzle.
I was way more superstitious back in the day as a grom, now im just more paranoid.
Most influenced in your riding:
Id have to go with Occy and Slates and Tommy Carroll as a grom, Andy, Wardo and Cory are my favs from my age group, and now its like Dane, Marzo, Juligan and those freaks, oh that reminds me i ride for dc too…
Most admired in your sport:
I admire dudes like Laird and the early guys with no leash that would paddle out at huge Sunset and Waimea back in the 50′s.
They are breaking boundaries in waves of high consequence, the dudes with no leash in the 50′s had no life vest, no jet-ski assists and again no leash, once they fell of their boards, these guys where all alone…scary, mad respect.
I won a contest as a kid. Made finals in all volcom airshows ive entered here in pr. i dont like surf contests.
Who I’d like to meet:
Smart cats, like Markeaveli and Michelangelo, Leo Da Vinci, u know those renaissance cats. They could make art, buildings, discover elements and invent music and airplanes, these dudes were most certainly not normal, u can learn a lot from these cats.
Music: Rap like young money to fat joe to ghostface. Movies: comedies are the shiznit, Dont Mess with The Zohan to Spaceballs to Napoleon D and of course classics like, Colors, Scarface and Goodfellas.
Locally in PR its Chatarra hands down! But that hardly breaks so its La Punta…Beef Agents in the house! Internationally i like Rockies and Sunset a lot and in central/south america Costa and Peru have killer points, also snapper rocks….
Latin food like cuban, puerto rican and spanish, mad rices, black and red beans and mad different meats!