Bad Call

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Way out north there was this fella I wanna tell ya about. Goes by the name of Eurico Romaguera. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. See, this Romaguera, he called himself “Kiko”. Got a chance to shoot him logging around Sagres a couple of weeks ago, a cool cat.

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fake hangfive at castelejo

The intro text was copied from Big Lebowski movie, one of my times favourite, but check this dudes style, totally legit!

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poised at zavial
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just be

We were tracking this mistery swell that never turned up… Super bad call, it had been pumping a couple of days ago. By the way he lost his wallet, checked the water temperature somking a cigarette and he was very selective with hot girls.

“A wiser fella once said, sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes, well, the bar eats you.”

Big Lebowski

I think he meant the bear.

Sometimes you win sometimes you loose…

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Nice To See You

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hot day

This is legendary Ivo Cação near my home town! I have been trying to get him back down here for ages. This time Zavial was the excuse, but it was almost flat. We scored Tonel today tough! Warm water and all, check it out!

The wonder kid was ripping in trunks, getting some nice barrels and airs.  Marlon and Gony were on it too, they think Ivo is Bruno Aleixo, he is a funny cat that´s for sure and a  hell of a surfer too!

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stoked

Bruno is from Coimbra, near Figueira da Foz (Ivo´s birth place and mine). Same accent…

Bruno Aleixo – Aniversário SAPO from GANA on Vimeo.

“I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell – you see, I have friends in both places.”

Mark Twain

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Buarcos Freesurf

The tide was wrong and the wind sideshore, the banks weren´t perfect, but great waves runned across this point of Buarcos beautiful bay. It was the first day of Liga Meo Surf at Figueira da Foz and the boys were on it warming up for the event.

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early morning check

Check out this little slideshow of the action:

I was born here and lived in this cool street full of old taverns. Lunch time was at Tyrone, where I and Marlon had sardines for days (7 euros with wine and all).

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mama tyrone

Eu nasci aqui…

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Não, Não, Não!

Went up to my city of birth Figueira da Foz to watch the Liga Meo Pro Surf event. The waves were good on the first days. Catched up with my friends Eurico Gonçalves and Miguel Figueira from the SOS Cabedelo organization. This poilicians are trying to build a wall in front of Cabedelo´s wave, that´s why we are saying: NÃO, NÃO, NÃO!

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Later in the day we had the privilege to party to the Djs João Maria and José Ferreira. Good vibes as always in this magical place. Had a blast with my new camera too, check out the pics!

I know what I want. Nothing.
João Bracourt

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The Show Must Go On

This weekend it was time to put my new toy to work at Jagodes 45th birthday. Yes, my new Nikon works in low light too! Great party Pedro!!! Let the good times roll. I love Alentejo.

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Isabel´s 40

Check the slideshow folks!

Isabel & Pedro from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

“I can stand gays, but not communists.”
Pedro Eugénio de Almeida

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Thankyou

Marlon and Melvin Lipke organized this little cerimony to hand me my new friend funded Nikon D810 camera at Mellow loco Bar in Lagos! Super stocked to be able to continue document our oceans moods, etc. Thankyou so much guys.

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obrigado melvinho

Every shutter auctuation made with this camera will be yours too. I promise I won´t drop it anymore!

New Toy from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

Big thanks to all that in some way helped me out:

Marlon Lipke, Melvin Lipke, Gony Zubizarreta, Alain Vacheron, Al Mackinon, Ashton Goggans, Sasha de Bruin, Francesca Perini, Marco Perini, Chiara Nardoni, Nic von Rupp, Stefan Strauss, Nuno Rodrigues, Gonçalo Lopes, João Aranha, Antonio Renteria, Sven Engelmann, Francisco Alvo, Tó Mané, Nuno Cardoso, Loic Wirth, Marina Gabler, Miguel Titeca, Jó Bento, Amândio Glória and Antónia Bracourt.

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Meditation

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You can go down. Face plant. It is not your decision to come up. Some times you die. It is not the end. Ahah, just some weird thoughts about life hitting you. The ego is your enemy? Reality check? Lessons? Enjoy the ride maybe. Still no camera in my hand. Fck!

“The composer refuses to die.”
F.Zappa

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