Barnacles & Tiago Pires

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portraits by tobias ilsanker

Drove up to Ericeira for a couple of days to see some old friends. The waves pumped and I took a few photos between havesting perceves. Happens that one pic of Tiago Pires came out nice, maybe because of the low perspective or the 50mm lens. It was chosen for Surfer magazine behind the lens, check it out!

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nice barnacles tiago!

Thanks Tiago Oliveira for letting us crash in Ribeira Surf Camp and Luis Duarte for the epic fish at Tasca da Boa Viagem!

The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.
Robert Greene

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Rockstars: Eurico Romaguera

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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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Eurico Romaguera from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

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Don´t miss this video of him logging too!

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Heat or High Water

Uploaded a video about the 2016 Peniche Pro and big swell at Nazare during the same period. It was all shot with a Sony RX10 iii I am currently selling. It shoots 4k and 240 fps at full hd, check it out!

Heat or High Water from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

This pics were also shot with it, it´s got a 24-600mm equivalent!

I bought a used Nikon d800 wich I need for my fine art stuff…

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People Who Used To Surf: Paulo dos Pardais

Paulo dos Pardais aka Paulan was one of the surf pioneers in the Algarve. He sailed the seven seas and was great diver, a true waterman you can say. He opened the first surfshop in Portimão having my uncle António Cândido as a finance backup. He´s still a businessman having Malibu pro runners store and running Algarve Selvagem tours. Check out this pics from his golden years!

“If the others heard me talking out loud they would think that I am crazy. But since I am not, I do not care.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

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LX: Phantom 4 pro

I am joking again! Who needs a drone? Shot this pics of Lisbon from the window of the airplane I catched in Madeira island. Way cheaper! The down side is that when it crashes you go down with it.

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são pedro

Luckly I got a nice swell rolling through this urban beaches . Not Algarve, but it´s a beautiful city… Hate the crowds and the traffic though.

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costa da caparica

Catched a bus down south…

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Doris

Slep in Carrapateira to watch Doris show. Glad it wasn´t Hercules otherwise our vans would have been trashed really bad. We slep by the rivermouth, not a sensible thing to do… The sky had stars and the temperature was mild, didn´t sleep much thinking about Doris, sorry Bianca.

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just look at the parking lot larry

Woke up at 6:30 and headed to Pias Baixas. The swell was massive, but nothing compared to the Hercules 3 years ago and the 2003 one.

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tons of water moving
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It was stil nice to hear the waves pounding the barnacles during the night. The south coast had some waves, but the winds were bad, wen´t to Chinicato for lunch and then a well deserved nap.

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the lovely bianca

 

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Kookshoot: Ready for the Weekend

The forecast is looking good for the next days guys. No pro surfers around so I am free to shoot your session, send me a message on facebook or instagram. My 600mm lens and sharp eye are ready.

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Check out this pics of random surfers I recently shot here:

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this could be you
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or maybe you

I need a drone!

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