I shoot events too. It´s not because of the money, I like people. This time I did this photos for my friend João Luis Soares 50th birthday. It was a fantastic soiré with lots of smiles, here are some of the pics I took, check it out:
Finally met Veronique from Casa Mae Lagos. It was a long day. I went to Carrapateira to harvest some perceves in the morning then shot Marlon Lipke surfing the biggest sueste in decades. Even stoped by Kisa to watch Joao Cabrita show!
praia da batata
“I give my mind the liberty to follow the first wise or foolish idea that presents itself.” Robert Greene
Happy to be the first surf photographer invited at this event hosted at Kisa real italian food in Lagos. Great to work with Marco Perini and Chiara to put this together. The best surf photographers will be presenting their work here every week or so. The next one will have a webcast with live streaming!
I have been surfing this little wedge for 30 years now, sorry… Every now and then some small cats try to scrtach my feathers. I hope I hold on a couple of more years. My friend Zé dos Cães went crazy, Xana is dead, it´s only me now. The crowd is getting out of hand.
Surfer magazine dudes called this the wedge, like newport beach. The sand politicians droped for years made it longer, but fun. All kind of kooks surf it, sup it and bodyboard it. It´s disgusting.
We drove to Sagres on the south coast of Portugal. The swell was west, solid, masses of water moving caressed by an offshore breeze. The tide was super low, just perfect conditions. Marlon Lipke and Francisco “Chico” Alves were on it and catched a few beautiful beasts until they got smashed and broke their boards.
Waited for the rockstars to show up for hours, waves was shit. The gods around here have this sense of humor, Zavial had been pumping a few days ago… Hash works for this big americano mag you know, was with this hot surfer and all and I was willing to show him around.
This stranger told me: “Arrifana is nice Dude!” I thought it was too big, too onshore, too empty. Ok. The dude abides. Let´s go Sebastian (my german photographer mate)!
Ahaha! Waves were fun! Leon was catching a ton of them, Marlon, Gony… The gringos! We hunged out, etc. Real cool dudes. It´s a shame I let go of my boar. It ended up in the bars in Lagos where I pitched my story.
Hash: We are making an article on this coast Brek!