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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Open Vale Figueiras

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the winner takes it all

Spent this beautiful day among friends, waves and dogs. Maroln Lipke and Luca Guichard got 1st and 2nd. Amazing sunset. Nice Ice tea and watermelon. Good job with organizing this event Francisco Canelas!

 

 

The nortada finally stoped and we had fun waves all day. A bit crowded, but it´s summer…

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“No more stupid quotes”

João Bracourt

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Elisa Dibiasi

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a rare bird

Here is Elisa, had no idea she painted a couple of pictures I took in Indonesia some years ago. Phil Goodrich has painted one for me before, but this was such a nice surprise. It was good to leave Algarve and drive through Portugal, catching up with old friends like Miguel Ruivo (Elisa´s boyfriend), Tiago Oliveira, Eurico Gonçalves, etc.

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joackim guichard

“Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself – Isolation is Dangerous”
Robert Greene

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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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Bad Call

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Way out north there was this fella I wanna tell ya about. Goes by the name of Eurico Romaguera. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. See, this Romaguera, he called himself “Kiko”. Got a chance to shoot him logging around Sagres a couple of weeks ago, a cool cat.

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fake hangfive at castelejo

The intro text was copied from Big Lebowski movie, one of my times favourite, but check this dudes style, totally legit!

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poised at zavial
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just be

We were tracking this mistery swell that never turned up… Super bad call, it had been pumping a couple of days ago. By the way he lost his wallet, checked the water temperature somking a cigarette and he was very selective with hot girls.

“A wiser fella once said, sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes, well, the bar eats you.”

Big Lebowski

I think he meant the bear.

Sometimes you win sometimes you loose…

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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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