Met Ashton Goggans this spring, he is an author at Surfer magazine. I had this talk about 8 foot barrels in the south coast of Portugal before with a brazillian editor and he laughed at my face, that was 20 years ago. Last winter Tonel had perfect 12 foot days with waves so hollow even the pros didn´t go out, undergunned… Unfortunatly Tonel and Zavial weren´t good while Ashton was here, but we scored the point at Arrifana and it was quite fun.
Poor man mistimed the set and couldn´t make it out the first atempt. We had to pick him up down the beach, but was on it for one more try and with a little help from his new friends finnaly made it out.
I pitched him my book project Oestreminis between bars at 4am in the infamous party city of Lagos… The drinks and the fun we had was a sucess of it´s own. He must have got that southwestern tip of europe vibe, plus some crazy stories about Hannibal the carthaginean and his drunk elephants.
Where there is smoke there is fire.
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