Stupid smartphone was, at last, sort of finished. It survived the asphalt and the rubber from the cars in Figueira da Foz for a while, but was now in a coma. Starting my trip back home and riding those 300 miles down south with no phone looked like the perfect way to finish this micro … Continue reading It´s A Narrow Open Road: Part V
Usually before a ride like this you would pack everything and go to bed early. I thought I was smarter and had a blast saying goodbye to Portimão: beer, red wine, gin tonic a bifana and more beer to top it off. Felt great about leaving this dump and had to celebrate. I had planned … Continue reading It´s A Narrow Open Road: Part I
Rode my Vespa to Figueira da Foz to see old friends, surf and shoot some photos. On one of the best days of surfing at Cabedelo, Eurico Gonçalves, former longboarding national champion and Gliding Barnacles event founder and organizer, rode this alternative wave craft. He caught a couple of nice ones and dodged the bigger … Continue reading Surf Pegasus
Went to Faro for this longboarding contest to have some wine with old friends, the waves sucked, but who cares even met new ones like João Lima and Diogo Gonçalves. Almost made a tatoo with Catherina Cardoso too, ahah! Check out the action. Thanks Necas for the nice event, always nice to go back to … Continue reading Sliding Society
Met Ashton Goggans this spring, he is an author at Surfer magazine. I had this talk about 8 foot barrels in the south coast of Portugal before with a brazillian editor and he laughed at my face, that was 20 years ago. Last winter Tonel had perfect 12 foot days with waves so hollow even … Continue reading My Man In Frisco
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 … Continue reading Nice To See You
Went up to my city of birth Figueira da Foz to watch the Liga Meo Pro Surf event. The waves were good on the first days. Catched up with my friends Eurico Gonçalves and Miguel Figueira from the SOS Cabedelo organization. This poilicians are trying to build a wall in front of Cabedelo´s wave, that´s … Continue reading Não, Não, Não!
This weekend it was time to put my new toy to work at Jagodes 45th birthday. Yes, my new Nikon works in low light too! Great party Pedro!!! Let the good times roll. I love Alentejo. Check the slideshow folks! Isabel & Pedro from joao bracourt on Vimeo. "I can stand gays, but not communists." … Continue reading The Show Must Go On
You can go down. Face plant. It is not your decision to come up. Some times you die. It is not the end. Ahah, just some weird thoughts about life hitting you. The ego is your enemy? Reality check? Lessons? Enjoy the ride maybe. Still no camera in my hand. Fck! "The composer refuses to die." … Continue reading Meditation
If you are around the Algarves and need a surfboard repair, ask for this guy at any surfshop. His name is Luis and he is the best at fixing dings around here. Taliban from joao bracourt on Vimeo. Follow me on Instagram!