After graduating from college in Brazil with a degree in architecture, Fred Pompermayer quickly realized he needed to shift his focus and pursue his passion of Extreme Action Sports. For more than a decade now Fred has been dedicated to shooting Big Wave Surfing. His work is featured on renowned magazine covers and in books and advertising worldwide and he has received critical acclaim over the past seven consecutive years and was nominated for several Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards. Fred captured the best photo title three times—for the Monster Paddle Award in 2009 and 2010, the Pacific Tube Award in 2013 and the Biggest Paddle category in 2015.
Fred takes a hands-on approach, customizing and building water housings for his cameras and flashes. After a terrible failure with another company caused him to lose all of his work during an extreme trip, he now only puts his trust and confidence in SanDisk Extreme Cards.
Fred is always looking for unique and exciting new challenges and is expanding his creative skill sets into capturing other Extreme Action Sports such as Wingsuit, climbing, kayaking and more.