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Today Wasnt a Good Day

Didnt feel like surfing today. Drove up west to shoot Marlon. Waves sucked. Arrived when he was coming in. Twice…

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marlon brando
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dog day

Still made this funky clip. The soundtrack is from Husker Du, check it out!

New Day Rising from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

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when life gives you lemons

You drink wine and eat chourico!

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(இணைப்பு): Trailer

Super proud of my dear friend Loïc Wirth doing this great imagery! I met him here in the Algarve a few years ago, he´s a Sagres fanatic like me. Last year he brought a big crew to film at the southwestern tip of europe, but the ocean went flat…

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gliding at beliche

Check his new movie trailer, this guy is getting better and better!

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next time there will be waves

“O invisível aos olhos
Por estar dentro de onde existir amor
Obrigado por nos ensinar a voar…”

Loïc Wirth

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Not Your Cup of Tea

Storm surf in the Algarve means sheltered bays and fun surf. This time I didn´t surf, too much rain and bacteria floating around. Checked Alemão and waited for Marlon Lipke to turn up and eventually made some photos of the boys, check it out!

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Praia do Alemão

Love this colors, the only place I have been that is close to this is Bali, but it´s now destroyed, anyway. The Algarve is mostly a golf retreat in the winter, only the odd kook foreign surfer here and there…

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marlon is not a kook

Sagres is ok, but I love my city. It´s the shopping malls!

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Random Surfers: Massimo

And here is Massimo Pardini, a fellow italian photographer living the good life in Sagres. He has  surfed Italy, the Canary island, some of Spain and Portugal. I just sold him my Dan Costa 6´single fin, check him out!

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buona sera

Brek: How long have you been surfing?

Massimo: I am 32 already, I surfed since i was 19 off and on. I was passing winters
in Tenerife and some surf trips to Portugal and Fuerteventura…

Brek:  Do you remmember your first good ride?

Massimo: Absolutely I was at the Forte dei Marmi peer with a bic 7.2 I had to drive
25 min with the scooter to get there….It was a green tiny right and I remember i was
looking backwards all the way to be sure that was a green wave, I was really not
sure what I was doing.

Brek: What´s your regular spot?

Massimo: Cordoama is where i Surf most but i move a lot along the southwest and
west coast.

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tones

Brek: What type of surfboard do you ride?

Massimo: Eeeeeh……. Depends a lot from the conditions when I arrived in June one
and half year ago, I was surfing only a 9.0 longboard then after the summer I saw
the conditions and I decided to get back to smaller boards, I got a single fin 6.0 now is dead… At the moment i have 1 twin, 1 single, 1 truster and 1 longboard, it´s fun to change.

Brek: Have you had any trouble in the water?

Massimo: Just once in Ponta Ruiva ,I had an unfriendly chat with a guy that lives
here, haven’t meet him yet- I am sure is fine was nothing really hardcore, sometimes it
can happen i get a lot of waves and people get pissed.

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enjoying my retro movement board

Brek: Where was your last epic session?

Massimo: i had so many epic sessions this year, the last one is not long ago in Tonel. Tones when is working properly is really a good wave.

Brek: What´s your favorite food?

Massimo: I really like cooking but as you can imagine I am Italian and I eat and love
a lot of pasta every day in any sauce carbonara, amatriciana ,arrabbiata, bolognese,
scoglio (seafood), pesto and tomato and so on and on….

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I told you it was nice

Brek: What else should we know about you?

Massimo: I am a Photographer living in Sagres, I love what i do and I feel like i am
never working , I really love to surf it makes me happy and frees my mind from any
thoughts, I love women and I love to spend time with them

Brek: Any message you want to leave here…

Massimo: Live simple try to love everyone and smile a lot also to people you don’t
know it really makes a big change in our life.

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that´s it, no pumping please

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Random Non Surfers: Isidro

This is a dude that sits in Vila do Bispos garbage cans, asks you for cigs, etc, but is super mellow. Kind of a cool sociopath… I like him. By him some cokes brothers. Dont steal water angry campers, you suck!

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what a stupid looking surfboard!

Bye the way, I saw more fucked ups on my latest post…

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Fort of São João do Arade

By chance I happenned to bump into Manuel Dantas, Neorion skipper, in my home town Portimão. He is a keen longboarder so I have been showing him around. Never thought I would get this shot of him surfing this rare wave though.

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my oh my

Intresting I got him to surf this “wave” in front of Fort of Ferragudo. He is a history fanatic like me and has recommend me Martin Page and Rainer Daehnhardt.

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sailing his way to the harbour
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another version of sandspit

Manuel is preparing another oceanic crossing so we will be in touch for a couple of days more. Who knows if I will join him too, hope I have the guts to leave my love.

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112 feet schooner ready to go

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