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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Stranger Than Friction

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cross stepping between tourists

Enjoying the silly season in Praia da Rocha with top friend Mazari Zoio. Waves were small, but spirits were high. The trouble was rubbing your shoulders with the bathing tourists in front of you. Had a surf and then shot this talented lady. No leashes allowed!

 

My Vespa keys mystireously disapeared and reapeared after this session, hmm. Stranger than fiction…

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hang ten

Thanks to Wave Solutions Waterhousings, Shape and Design by Dan Costa and Prolimit.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

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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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Rockstars: Eurico Romaguera

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hi

And here is Eurico Romagura aka Kiko, the first of this new serie. Kiko is a great surfer from Coimbra, Portugal. A MS surfboards and Rythm rider and nice looking too. He´s off to Bali soon to the Deus Ex Machina Fest, check him out!

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mitch surman twinnie

Eurico Romaguera from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

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bye

Don´t miss this video of him logging too!

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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 Surfers: Alain Vacheron

And here is Alain, a fellow photographer and bon vivant. He´s travelled from Morroco to the Mentawai, but lives in the north of Landes in France. Rides a 7 foot single fin, just like me and loves Portugal, check him out!

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Brek: How long have you been surfing?
Alain: I am currently 51 and I surf since the age of 14, so it’s 37 years …

Brek: Do you remmember your first good ride?
Alain: No I have a hard time remembering it because it’s been a long time but I think it was on my spot in la Salie at the time when there was almost nobody

Brek: What´s your regular spot?
Alain: I surf in Biscarrosse in the north of Landes in France
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Longboarding days
Brek: What type of surfboard do you ride?
Alain: I surfed longboard long, then after a trip to Mentawai I got back to surfing with smaller board. I use a Phil Grace 7 foot single fin.
Brek: Have you had any trouble in the water?
Alain: I often have back pain because of lack of activity during the winter and it is true that at the beginning of the season it is difficult to recover the sensations.
Brek: Where was your last epic session?
Alain: The finest surfing his last year was at Lagoa de Santo André in April after the opening of the lagoon. It was like a miracle. Definitely the most beautiful ephemeral spot I’ve seen.
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Brek: What´s your favorite food?
Alain: After 50 years you have to be careful what you eat, so I eat a lot of vegetable, fish, white meat. But I have a weakness for Spanish ham from Badajos
I love cooking.
Brek: Any message you want to leave here…
Alain: Respect one another in the water because there are many people at present. And if no one makes any effort it will be complicated in a short time
Brek: What else should we know about you?
Alain: I have been a photographer for 30 years. Married with a 17 year old daughter. I work for the industry and unfortunately not for surfing. Too complicated in France.
I live in the countryside 10 minutes from the sea. I love the south of Portugal because it is a place that makes me happy. The light is so beautiful that it gives the clear idea.
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mentawai surftrip

A tout alors Alain!

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