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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Não, Não, Não!

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 why we are saying: NÃO, NÃO, NÃO!

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Later in the day we had the privilege to party to the Djs João Maria and José Ferreira. Good vibes as always in this magical place. Had a blast with my new camera too, check out the pics!

I know what I want. Nothing.
João Bracourt

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The Show Must Go On

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.

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Isabel´s 40

Check the slideshow folks!

Isabel & Pedro from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

“I can stand gays, but not communists.”
Pedro Eugénio de Almeida

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Thankyou

Marlon and Melvin Lipke organized this little cerimony to hand me my new friend funded Nikon D810 camera at Mellow loco Bar in Lagos! Super stocked to be able to continue document our oceans moods, etc. Thankyou so much guys.

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Every shutter auctuation made with this camera will be yours too. I promise I won´t drop it anymore!

New Toy from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

Big thanks to all that in some way helped me out:

Marlon Lipke, Melvin Lipke, Gony Zubizarreta, Alain Vacheron, Al Mackinon, Ashton Goggans, Sasha de Bruin, Francesca Perini, Marco Perini, Chiara Nardoni, Nic von Rupp, Stefan Strauss, Nuno Rodrigues, Gonçalo Lopes, João Aranha, Antonio Renteria, Sven Engelmann, Francisco Alvo, Tó Mané, Nuno Cardoso, Loic Wirth, Marina Gabler, Miguel Titeca, Jó Bento, Amândio Glória and Antónia Bracourt.

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Meditation

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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.”
F.Zappa

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Super Friends

I am really toutched by the gestures friends from all over have been giving me. From donations to just feeling my pain it´s been awsome. I am trying to raise 2k to replace my broken Nikon d800. Selling prints…

Check more photos in my portfolios: indonesia Portugália and Oestreminis

It´s 25€ for 30x20cm, 50€ for 40x30cm and 100€ for 100x70cm.

Thanks for helping me out Marlon Lipke, Gony Zubizarreta, Alain Vacheron, Al Mackinon, Pablo Martínez, Francesca Perini, Nic von Rupp, Álvaro Costa, Diogo D´orey,  Sebastian, Antonio Renteria, Nuno Cardoso, etc.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Mark Twain

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Smack, Bang, Crash

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cordoama on fire

Drove to Cordoama to shoot Gony Zubizarreta. It was his last day here and the waves were pumping. Took a few from top then… bang! Dropped my Nikon D800 to the ground. Kaput.  I think the mount is f+cked, the images come out blurred. I am selling it for parts.

Please help me to get another camera and do what I love again. You can buy me some prints (send me an email) or donate some money here:

NIB 001800034105804102028
IBAN / IU ¹ PT50 0018 000341058041020 28
Swift Code/BIC TOTAPTPL

Or here: ivosousa@yahoo.com (paypal)

Turn Shit Into Sugar.

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

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