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Antonio Filipok

I was born in Bogotá (Colombia) in June 28, 1984. Before being two years old, my parents moved with my older sister and I to Cartagena de Indias, on the Colombian Cariebbean shore. There I grew up, went to school and graduated from high school. When I was 12 years old I learned to surf. In 2001, when I was 17, I became the national surfing champion in the junior category (ages underneath 18). I studied Publicity at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá and I graduated as a professional publicist. In 2008, after having graduated as a publicist, I dedicated myself to work as freelancer so that I could also focus my life in surfing, since it is my deep passion. In 2010 I decided to dedicate myself completely to surfing. Since then I have been searching for shores in South America with good waves, where I can also work to support myself doing free surfing.
  • El $ueño americano: La historia de un reencuentro

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    (Fotos familiares del autor de este texto. Puede hacer click en cada una para verlas en tamaño grande). Abstract: Many Colombians, motivated by different reasons, have migrated to the United States in recent years. In my family’s case, the decision to migrate led to a long separation, and an emotional […]

  • Destrucción natural: Un camino sin retorno

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    Abstract: The concept of modern development is frequently linked to the destruction of nature. The actual government of Colombia is strongly betting for mining exploitation, as a means to reach development. Colombia is a rich country in biodiversity and it still has virgin places of outstanding beauty and natural richness, which […]