Ruben Gonzales (PRT) and Tiago Pires (PRT) lost at the 4th round of the O’neill World Cup.
Everywhere is the same. All over the world and in every language. There will always be a bunch of local surfers that don’t want anybody else on their front yard. Obviously, they love to go on surf trips to their neighbour’s front yard, but that’s a different story.
Some of the best days I had this year were in the water with my friends. Some of the best waves I surfed, I shared with my friends. It’s an amazing feeling when everybody’s happy in the water.
[written after reading this post in splashsurfmag. It’s in Portuguese, but the picture tells it all]
This morning we’ve decided to go back to Caparica to see how things were, after the changes. It was a strange day of surf, but we’ve seen some guys having a ball.
Like the guy on the photo, for instance.
It’s Paulo Jacinto with a pretty cool surfboard from… Paulo Jacinto Surfboards.
Check out his site and his blog. He has some really cool stuff.
Today’s surfing conditions weren’t the best, but I really wanted to get in the water, and ten days had passed since my last surfing day, so… No more excuses needed.
Woke up at 7AM, left my girl in bed and went surfing.
This picture was taken after the surfing session, in Parede’s beach, where I’ve never surfed, but I’ve seen some pretty good waves. Maybe tomorrow’s the day.
(more pics on Flickr)
Coming this weekend, the Forum Algarve Four Oceans – European Longboard Tour 2008.
It will take place in Faro, and seems to include a Retro surfboards competition and Stand Up Paddle demonstrations. Who’s coming?
More info at Conquilha .
(One thing I can’t understand is the lack of information, particularly in English)
Perfect waves at São Pedro. If I wasn’t so tired, and so out of shape it would have been a beautiful morning. But it was nice, though.
A special note to the number of surfers in the water. There were less than ten when I arrived. There were more than fifty a few hours later. Surf schools included. On a single spot.
Skeleton Bay, Africa – A Google Earth Challenge II discovery
An amazing wave. I didn’t had to time to search more information about this spot, but this is amazing. This guy, Cory Lopez, on his first wave of the day, surfs for 1min and 21 sec.
I’m still drooling.
I can believe that after a week of surfing this wave (ok, a month) one can get a little tired, but…amazing.
[sorry for the autoplay, but I can’t seem so be able to stop the movie]
[I removed the video. You can check it out on the Google Earth Challenge page]