Southern Confort: Batata People

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october summer

Worked as a lifeguard here and met some cool people. I keep coming back, great vibes, great view. The infamous lagos beach bar parties are great too!

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andre sela

I prefer to surf at Praia da Rocha or Sagres, but Lagos has got some characters and some quite good surfers too…

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ex-european champ marlon

Checkout this beautiful autumn day´s gallery!

It all continued throughout the night, but happens in Lagos stays in Lagos, guys. We played pool alright? Ahhah. We did.

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keep being lagos, lagos

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
Ernest Hemingway

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Birds Can Do It

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a cool cat

Bumped into Diogo Appleton in the Gliding Barnacles festival in Figueira da Foz. A cool cat. This little waves finnaly rolled through Cabedelo. Tommorow´s forescast is looking good!

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eyes on the prize

His style fitted perfectly into this event´s concept. Not really, just had to write something.

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birds can do it
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cabedelo, figueira da foz

Check his instagram at birdscandoit!

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gliding barnacles

The party is getting started tonight at Garagem Peninsular with great bands, art shows (including my collab with designer Bruno Rodrigues) and DJs at Casa Havanesa later on.

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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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Sequeador: I Have Had Worse

A bit congested and not feeling that good, scored this rare bird yesterday. I wasn´t impressed, but the swell direction wasnt the best. Fishermen call it Sequeador, not Esquiador, thanks for the correction Nicolau!

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ski time

They say Carwin Williams was the first to surf it, about 25 years ago. It´s got good fish and perceves. Went for a swim to try to get some water footage, but just got smashed. At least it helped my blocked nose.

Surfed Ponta Ruiva afterwards and it sucked. Fortunatly met Mr. Agostinho who talked story and drank porto while i drank medronho. I had worse.

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marlon

“The salt water is a natural antibiotic”
Marlon Lipke

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The Party

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:

Thankyou Oceanico Millennium Golf Course for the irrepreensible catering.

Joao Soares 50 Anos from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

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3 amigos

“He who poses as a fool is not a fool.”
Robert Greene

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Escape

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uranus

Spent a couple days in Ericeira for the best swell of the season. Here´s some random pics of trip, plus a video, plus the epic diner at Tasca da Boa Viagem.

Escape to Ericeira from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

It was all fun and games and in the end a 8,800 Kgs Seabass for diner. No soy digno!!!

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luis and his baby
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zurrapa

Bon appetit!

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