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Lay of the land: Foz do Iguašu, Brazil

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Alejo Muniz, Barra da Tijuca

Photograph By Jason Kenworthy

Originally hailing from Argentina, Alejo Muniz migrated northward so he could be closer to the thriving Brazilian surf scene as his talents blossomed. Heading into his third year on tour, he has finished ranked as high as 10th in the world and has proved himself a threat in anything from 2 to 10 feet.