Portuguese Man O’ War

Las weekend we had the honor to see Frederico Morais aka Kikas surf in our beautiful Algarve. The level he was displaying was phenomenal. Unfortunatly the waves did not cooperate. Swell, winds and sandbanks combination here make this place a very fickle one. Friend Gastao Entrudo was on the water shooting video. This guy can … Continue reading Portuguese Man O’ War

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Z-Victim: Octávio Lourenço

Just another new year´s day in the Algarve. It wasn´t cold, it wasn´t hot, waves for all tastes and lots of kooks. Octavio is not one, but payed the price for charging solid Zavial and unfortunatelly did a couple of ribbs. Here is the wipeout: This guy besides shaping Alex Botelho´s boards, Ferox of course, … Continue reading Z-Victim: Octávio Lourenço

Carrapateira

Another day in Sagres, or shall I say Costa Alentejana, lol. Caravan Park, lololol. Just a couple of waves with Marlon Lipke and Pedro Coelho, and some kooks. Prove me wrong and thank me kids, lolololol. The kook crowd was ok this day, just 12 campervans wich is nice for todays standarts. Even the fishermen … Continue reading Carrapateira

Print Is Not Dead: Die Zeit

With the remaining surfing magazines in an agonizing death and the sport going mainstream it´s natural that Germany´s biggest newspaper Die Zeit publishes your work. 12 year old João Maria Mendonça showing how it´s done in the Algarve. Thanks for the contact Tim Wendrich. “Hang on to your youthful enthusiasms -- you’ll be able to use them … Continue reading Print Is Not Dead: Die Zeit

Carve Magazine: Print is not Dead

Despite some haters, english media is spreading my love. Young gun João Mendonça is featured in this spread from the latest Carve mag issue. Epic day at Z-point, fuckers!!! Seems like the last hawaian season was worth it. Didn´t make it out of the barrel, but check out this kid´s flair: This was supposed to … Continue reading Carve Magazine: Print is not Dead

No Peniche Closeouts Here

Portugal waves have been heavily criticized, first it was Nazaré and now it´s Peniche´s Supertubos... Well, I didnt got either places, the name of the game here is variety! I stucked to Sagres and Ericeira as you probably know from Stab magazine. Here´s some photos of my Meo Rip Curl Peniche Pro week: And there … Continue reading No Peniche Closeouts Here

Southern Confort: Batata People

Worked as a lifeguard here and met some cool people. I keep coming back, great vibes, great view. The infamous lagos beach bar parties are great too! I prefer to surf at Praia da Rocha or Sagres, but Lagos has got some characters and some quite good surfers too... Checkout this beautiful autumn day´s gallery! It … Continue reading Southern Confort: Batata People