Went to Faro for this longboarding contest to have some wine with old friends, the waves sucked, but who cares even met new ones like João Lima and Diogo Gonçalves. Almost made a tatoo with Catherina Cardoso too, ahah! Check out the action.
Thanks Necas for the nice event, always nice to go back to this little island. Congrats to the winner Olimpo and Maria Rosário.
Met this super nice, mellow bloke at Tiago Oliveira´s place. As we say here: “Amigo do meu amigo meu amigo é.”… By chance I had taken this cool pics from Cave while photographing Alby, Torrey and Nic. He payed dinner…
Tiago had told me this fantastic story when he and this Israeli surfer surfed perfect Coxos by themselfs. Turns out Yoni was the guy and between finishing his doctor internship in Israel he flew here to score this swell. Check out his story!
Brek: How long have you been surfing?
Yoni: 20 years.
Brek: Do you remember your first good ride?
Yoni: I sure do .. I got barreled in the Maldives when I was 13 the wave felt like 6 foot it was probably one foot.
Brek: What is your regular spot?
Yoni: Country beach , Tel Aviv.
Brek: Have you had any trouble in the water?
Yoni: Usually the answer to all my troubles is the water.
Brek: Where was your last epic session?
Yoni: Probably the day we met in ericeira… Was really fun!
Brek: What’s your favourite food?
Yoni: I have an Italian grandmother and she makes the best food in the world.
Brek: What else should we know about you?
Yoni: I’m about to have a baby and I’m absolutely terrified!
Brek: Any message you want to leave?
Yoni: Respect the locals, and if you are a local and see a new guy that is respectful in the line up , give him a wave sometime , you might make his trip…
“I think it is easy to be a doctor. There are a hell of a lot more doctors than there are guys riding big Pipeline.”
Despite some haters, english media is spreading my love. Young gun João Mendonça is featured in this spread from the latest Carve mag issue. Epic day at Z-point, fuckers!!! Seems like the last hawaian season was worth it. Didn´t make it out of the barrel, but check out this kid´s flair:
This was supposed to be an ad for Billabong, but some back stabbing killed the deal, who cares, I got fish to catch.
“When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity… you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others”
Portugal waves have been heavily criticized, first it was Nazaré and now it´s Peniche´s Supertubos… Well, I didnt got either places, the name of the game here is variety! I stucked to Sagres and Ericeira as you probably know from Stab magazine.
Here´s some photos of my Meo Rip Curl Peniche Pro week:
tube of the year
no drone shots too
nics acai bowl
nic the photog
not a closeout
looks like a point break
nic vonn rupp
nic and friends
And there are many waves in the north too… The islands maybe too…
Another epic festival in my birth place Figueira da Foz, Portugal. Beau Young, Lola Mignot, Jordan Spee… from America to Japan, good guys. Live music at the beach, free beer, barbecues, rocknroll and art at the garage… Djs. Everything. Checkout the pics:
kiko and friends
me an bruno rodrigues exhibition
karina and lola
luis and the raia
beau and ze
me and jumbo
“Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and *look* for trouble.” Zorba the Greek