Fred Pompermayer is an award-winning photographer specializing in extreme action sports. When he graduated from college in Brazil with a degree in architecture, Fred quickly realized he needed to shift his focus and pursue his passion of photographing extreme action sports.
For more than a decade Fred has been dedicated to shooting big wave surfing. He has received critical acclaim over the past seven consecutive years and has been nominated for several Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards. He took home the best photo award three times for the Monster Paddle Award in 2009 and again in 2010, plus the Pacific Tube Award in 2013.
Fred’s work is featured on renowned magazine covers, books and advertising worldwide. He takes a hands-on approach in 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 puts his trust and confidence only in SanDisk Extreme Cards. Fred is always looking for unique and exciting new challenges and is already expanding his creative skill sets to capturing other extreme action sports such as wingsuit flying, climbing, kayaking and more.