Spent a couple days in Ericeira for the best swell of the season. Here´s some random pics of trip, plus a video, plus the epic diner at Tasca da Boa Viagem.

Escape to Ericeira from joao bracourt on Vimeo.

It was all fun and games and in the end a 8,800 Kgs Seabass for diner. No soy digno!!!

luis and his baby

Bon appetit!


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Barnacles & Tiago Pires

portraits by tobias ilsanker

Drove up to Ericeira for a couple of days to see some old friends. The waves pumped and I took a few photos between havesting perceves. Happens that one pic of Tiago Pires came out nice, maybe because of the low perspective or the 50mm lens. It was chosen for Surfer magazine behind the lens, check it out!

nice barnacles tiago!

Thanks Tiago Oliveira for letting us crash in Ribeira Surf Camp and Luis Duarte for the epic fish at Tasca da Boa Viagem!

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Robert Greene


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A Different Kind of Assignment Part I

Tired of all the same photos, carrying heavy equipment, credittation bullshit, bad food, etc. This year´s trip to Peniche was a little different. 90% of the time I used my smarphone, 10% my mirrorless camera and 0% my Dslr. This are some pics from the Sony A6000.

Standbuy for the smartphone pictures.


Met Alexandre Ferreira half a dozen years ago, dont know why, but just kept taking great pics of him, like this random encounter in Ericeira back in the day. The first time we actually talked to each other was in Indo after he lost all his boards on the planes and couldnt find a cash machine working. It was funny I had lost a front tooth and looked ridiculous for sure, but I was the one who helped him out. The we scored about 3 great shots for Surf Portugal, that trip. Friendship helps?

Xaninho, Sao Juliao, Ericeira, Portugal, 2008.
Xaninho, Sao Juliao, Ericeira, Portugal, 2008.
We took this ferry, ironacly I had to pay mie pops to everyone.
We took this ferry, ironacly I had to pay mie pops to everyone and rented this mats too.
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spread material

This is his version:

Breklindo sabes bem que adoro o teu trabalho e para mim és sem duvida das mais puras e humildes pessoas que já conheci até hoje lembro-me que a primeira vez que te vi foi em s. Julião a 2 milímetro de completar um Mctwist em cima de ti,coisa que ninguém acredita a segunda foi na indonesia onde sacas-te altas fotos minhas a entubar num dia que todos disseram não haver tubos só tenho pena de não teres estado no HAWAI comigo imagina esta dupla em PIPE com 18 pés. Tudo o que precisares conta comigo tens o meu apoio a 200% PS: I LOVE YOUR WORK!!!!

Nike Ad

laura, vitor and i
laura, vitor and i

Proud to have contributed as a water cameraman in this Nike ad. Although I shot 8 feet waves in Ericeira with the help of legendary surfer Miguel Ruivo, the footage selected is of Laura just looking and paddling, the wave was edit in post production.

Many thanks to the photo assistant Vitor Polanovski, model Laura Crane, the prodution assistant Jorge Salgueiro and of course Page International.

Inside Portugal’s Ericeira Home of Heavy Points And Reefs

Drowned my camera in a water housing leak a couple of days ago so got to shot this with my classic nikkors. Had lots of fun and some classic shots, here are a few, enjoy!