Print Is Not Dead

A couple of months I published a couple of photos in Italy and now Germany. Incridible how people still buy magazines! I used to steal them when I was 15, that´s how I learned english. Now they steal from me, most of the times, lol.

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marlon lipke inside a cordies barrel

Like most germans this guys from Prime Surfing are good, though.

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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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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!

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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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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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Sequeador: I Have Had Worse

A bit congested and not feeling that good, scored this rare bird yesterday. I wasn´t impressed, but the swell direction wasnt the best. Fishermen call it Sequeador, not Esquiador, thanks for the correction Nicolau!

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ski time

They say Carwin Williams was the first to surf it, about 25 years ago. It´s got good fish and perceves. Went for a swim to try to get some water footage, but just got smashed. At least it helped my blocked nose.

Surfed Ponta Ruiva afterwards and it sucked. Fortunatly met Mr. Agostinho who talked story and drank porto while i drank medronho. I had worse.

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marlon

“The salt water is a natural antibiotic”
Marlon Lipke

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Veronique

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goose barnacles

Finally met Veronique from Casa Mae Lagos. It was a long day. I went to Carrapateira to harvest some perceves in the morning then shot Marlon Lipke surfing the biggest sueste in decades. Even stoped by Kisa to watch Joao Cabrita show!

“I give my mind the liberty to follow the first wise or foolish idea that presents itself.”
Robert Greene

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