gonçalo ruivo

I have been to Bali and surfed G-land for 3 weeks straight, like many guys have, but I am proud to say that I have been on inumerous boat trips off Sumatra from Banyak to south Pagai. I guess this was my surf photography university, check out some of my tests.

The city of Padang in Sumatra is one of my favourite places in the world. I love going to the market, wich I will go by horse, and seeing the fish, cow heads and other gross stuff. I will then eat my turtle eggs by the road and then head to the river to eat udang bakar (grilled shrimps).

Last trip to Sumatra from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

Never going back to Bali, I think, too crowded, too expensive and too much polution nowadays. Maybe will go back to Grajagan or Desert Point. Maybe will never go back to Indonesia at all… Thanks anyway for my photographic education and beautiful rides!

Sampai jumpa lagi

Special thanks to legendary skipper Gonçalo Ruivo for the unforgettable adventures and friendship.