Fred Pompermayer

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 and adventure sports. His work is featured on renowned magazine covers, in books and advertising worldwide. He has received critical acclaim over the past 13 consecutive years being nominated for The Big Wave Awards and brought home the award six times. His photo is also featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for the Biggest Paddle.

Fred takes a hands-on approach, customizing and building water housings for his cameras and flashes. After a terrible failure with another company which 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. He is expanding his creative skill sets into capturing other Extreme Action Sports such as climbing and other outdoor sports.

After a terrible failure with another company which caused

me to lose all of my work during a trip,

I now only put my trust and confidence in SanDisk Extreme Cards. 

Sandisk Memory cards give me the speed when shooting high speed sequences

or 4k+ videos and most importantly I come home safe with the treasured images.


Fred Pompermayer

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Bold, impactful images with excellent quality that bring up emotions and questions, that defines my style as a photographer. 

Always follow your dreams and let your own unique style flourish, don't go with the trends.