João’s located near Sagres, Portugal, which you’ll know is the southwestern tip of Europe. He was doing just fine there, surfing, catching seafood, until an americano sold him some waterhousing. We adore his eye. You will too… Stab magazine


Portuguese renaissance man and Algarve pioneer, João Bracourt aka Brek has published in the world´s best surfing magazines: The Surfers Journal, Stab, Surfer, Surfing, etc and worked with some big companies like Nike and Mercedes. Won awards (Red Bull Illume) and collaborated in various books like Sumatra: return to paradise, Ericeira: world surfing reserve and Portugal Surf Guide. Some of his work is exhibited at the Six Feet Gallery gallery in France.

He has been featured in interviews in Stab, Onfire Surf, Surf Portugal and Essential magazines; tv episodes like Always on the road and Travel Basecamp and some radio shows like Rádio Cidade FM and Rádio Alvor. He´s the surfer in this Keytrade comercial (One of Belgium´s biggest banks).


He is a Rhythm advocate and Surfears ambassador.

“One must be a sea, to receive a polluted stream without becoming impure.”




21 thoughts on “About

  1. Bagusss!

    Nice website! Brek is a great photophapher and beer drinker too. 🙂
    He’s got a lot of potential! Really good shooting in the water!

    Have a nice 1 amigoo!


  2. Hello Joao, i want to ask you some questions, could you please call me back about camera rental. Thank you, Mike 939.203.155

    Ps i am also a friend of Kasper van Nuland and Tiago Grosso

    1. Sure Steph, get a ferry to Tuapejat or Siberut, stay with some indonesian family, they are good people and deserve our money better. drop me an email. Sampai jumpa lagi!

  3. Que excelentes fotos (enquadramento,art,estilo,cores,surfers,etc)…, e de grande excelente qualidade, és um dos melhores fotógrafos de surf do mundo.
    Sao pessoas como tu que me fazem sentir em casa cada vez que vejo as tuas fotos desde aqui de Espanha e sentir que sou de um Algarve maravilhoso e de um dos melhores cenários naturais de surf do mundo “costa vicentina” Algarve.
    Parabens, espero um dia destes te poder contratar para uns trabalhos com as marcas que represento aqui em España.
    Juca Morais

  4. Hi Joao
    I hope all is well with you. I saw that you had abandoned Facebook and I understand you very well because I too itches it. I still receive your newsletter and so I see you’re still in the groove. I made a quick transition this winter with my wife, but they have a funny story with my dog. This idit to eat an octopus on the beach but inside there was a hook. So you had to find a veterinary clinic in Portimao (thanks to your ex fiancé Vanessa) and then keep the dog calm because he had been operated on. It was a success fortunately.
    Here is the madness of summer with tourists everywhere and not much surfing. I’m going back in October to do a photo report on the Costa Vincentina and Algave still for the campers magazine. I hope hearing from you. And looking forward to seeing you at your place around a good bottle of wine.

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