I started logging some years ago after I saw Gato Heroi surfing at the Salinas Longboard festival, back in the day. It was not easy for me to make the transition after 3 decades of carving on little thrusters. I was only riding single fins at the end, but still I struggled. The finesse needed … Continue reading Crème De La Crème
The concert´s change of venue from Figueira da Foz to Cabedelo beach just made us surf more. Day and night, partying until 3/4/5 am. Most of the guys crashed here, in the vans, tents, hangar, etc. Barbecues; small market including Gato Heroi´s shapes, shorts; Surf Brewing beers... At taste of paradise. Or hell. This year´s … Continue reading Gliding Barnacles: Day Shift
On the road to somewhere was this year´s Gliding Barnacles festival tag line. Got there a little later than usual, but just in time for the night shift. This edition had night surfing going on, one of the many creative ideas that architect Miguel Figueira puts down. I could hear Amy Hewton´s screams in the … Continue reading Gliding Barnacles: The Night Shift
Met this guy at Salinas last year, just check this gringo surfing here, he´s a mother. I think he shapes his own boards too. Jesus christ! Can´t wait to get back to one of the world´s best festivals for more of this stuff.