Fred Pompermayer was born in Brazil in 1975. From a very young age he was fascinated with the power of the ocean. While studying Architecture in university he took a photography class where he found an instant fulfillment. After graduating with a degree in Architecture, he boldly decided to combined his two passions of surfing and photography together, abandoned his major, and set out to become a surf photographer!
He has a very creative and unique way of shooting moments because he is always looking for something new and exciting to capture. He has the ability to build his own water housings for his cameras, flashes and even camera board enabling him to bring his ideas to fruition.
Fred has made California his home base. He has worked in various studios in and around Hollywood earning valuable experience, all the while dedicating every spare moment to his action photo way of life. Now his love for the ocean leads him to travel all around the world capturing enthralling surf photos that have been published worldwide.