Random Surfers: Johny Cabrita

And here is João Cabrita, a lagobrigense small fella with a big heart. He´s been travelling a bit around the globe, but I had to translate this… He bought a camera similar to mine in Australia recently, we have the love of photography in common . Mate Craig Anderson was here yesterday  allright, but Cabrita is a cool cat too, check him out.

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Brek: How long have you been surfing?
Cabrita: I started surfing at age 12, i already surf for 16 years, uhh it seems a lot already.
Brek: Do you remember your first good ride?
Cabrita: Yes it was a kamikaze flowter on the Praia do Amado, and at the time I remember it being my first attempt at maneuvering and my friends used to play around with it.
Brek: What is your regular spot?
Cabrita: My spot is from Meia Praia to Aljezur, but where I feel right at home is at Meia Praia surfing with my friends and neighbors.
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Brek: Have you had any trouble in the water?
Cabrita: Yes some, but nothing special. Sometimes it is difficult to live in a place with so much tourism, there is no order in the water, but nothing that an educated conversation does not solve. The worst sometimes is the other local surfers … ihihi
Brek: Where was your last epic session?
Cabrita: My last epic session? Hummm I do not know, the epic for me comes from inside. Being happy, smile and feel good, either if I am just flowing, barreling or doing turns.
Brek: What’s your favourite food?
Cabrita: My favorite food is Portuguese food, I can not choose, but maybe a bean soup from my grandmother Ilda’s with black pudding and chouriça inside…Good to fart. And sandes de moreia!
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morey eel sandwich
Brek: What else should we know about you?
Cabrita: I’m an ambassador of Pura Vida.
Brek: Any message you want to leave here?
Cabrita: Be Happy!
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tonel, sagres

“Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

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Peace

Its still possible to find it here. Almost no surf schools at the beach this time of the year, a lot of kooks everywhere, but thats part of the game I guess. More and more northern europeans buying properties here, prices going up. Expats, hippies…

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morning sickness at zavial

Despite the tourism reaching this once desolated part of Portugal at least the country is still country.

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peace mona!

“But I always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, and three’s a party”
Andy Warhol

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LA Land

Stressed, ate and drank too much, got busted by the police sleeping in the car at Zavial twice, but ended up hanging out with Lee Ann again. Marlon and Luca turned up too, it was a great family show, almost.

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hi brek

Here are the shots of the mini 1 and a half day long trip to Sagres. My head aches…

Forgot to take pictures of LAs dog, next time…

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some girls are nicer than others

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Today Wasnt a Good Day

Didnt feel like surfing today. Drove up west to shoot Marlon. Waves sucked. Arrived when he was coming in. Twice…

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marlon brando
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dog day

Still made this funky clip. The soundtrack is from Husker Du, check it out!

New Day Rising from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

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when life gives you lemons

You drink wine and eat chouriço!

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Hot & Cold

Algarve is nice. The sweetest weather you can have. When it rains you still can find a window to surf. In Sagres it can be harsh though. Yesterday I slept there with thunder storms and really cold. Half an hour drive to the east and it can be hot…

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hot

Cientists say it´s a mixture of complex micro climates. I like it, keeps me on my feet. There are all sorts of waves too: from ground swells from the north to windswells from Gibraltar we got it all.

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cold
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mild

Indonesia and the Caribbean suck!

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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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nice shot

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

 

Não é quando queremos é quando Deus determina.

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Random Surfers: Robin Dudley Kersbergen

And here is Robin, a dutch big fella with a warm smile! I met him a couple of years ago with Yannick de Jager and we catched up a few days ago in Praia do Vau. He moves quite fast for his height, check him out!
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happy with green
Brek: How long have you been surfing?
Robin: I have been surfing since the age of thirteen and I’m twenty-five now… So I guess that’s half of my life.
Brek: Do you remember your first good ride?
Robin: My first good wave was a little one really close to the beach. While trying to prevent a straight hander and ending up on the sand the wave actually forced me in to my first good ride.
Brek: What is your regular spot?
Robin: My regular spot is Scheveningen, in the Scheveningen. Although the Netherlands is not well known for beautiful waves and most of the time the water is pretty cold, every now and then little wind swells provide us some fun waves.
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no localism here
Brek: Have you had any trouble in the water?
Robin: Believe it or not, Scheveningen used to be known for it’s localism. As a grom I got sent out of the water a few times.
Brek: Where was your last epic session?
Robin: My last epic session was in G-land.
Brek: What’s your favourite food?
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Robin: My favourite food is Indonesian food, nasi kuning rames special!
Brek: What else should we know about you?
Robin: I’m 1,96 meter tall and love to eat pastel de nata.
Brek: Any message you want to leave here?
Robin: Read a good book every now and then and
eat every pastel de nata like it’s your last!

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