Enjoying the silly season in Praia da Rocha with top friend Mazari Zoio. Waves were small, but spirits were high. The trouble was rubbing your shoulders with the bathing tourists in front of you. Had a surf and then shot this talented lady. No leashes allowed!
My Vespa keys mystireously disapeared and reapeared after this session, hmm. Stranger than fiction…
And here is Massimo Pardini, a fellow italian photographer living the good life in Sagres. He has surfed Italy, the Canary island, some of Spain and Portugal. I just sold him my Dan Costa 6´single fin, check him out!
Brek: How long have you been surfing?
Massimo: I am 32 already, I surfed since i was 19 off and on. I was passing winters
in Tenerife and some surf trips to Portugal and Fuerteventura…
Brek: Do you remmember your first good ride?
Massimo: Absolutely I was at the Forte dei Marmi peer with a bic 7.2 I had to drive
25 min with the scooter to get there….It was a green tiny right and I remember i was
looking backwards all the way to be sure that was a green wave, I was really not
sure what I was doing.
Brek: What´s your regular spot?
Massimo: Cordoama is where i Surf most but i move a lot along the southwest and
Brek: What type of surfboard do you ride?
Massimo: Eeeeeh……. Depends a lot from the conditions when I arrived in June one
and half year ago, I was surfing only a 9.0 longboard then after the summer I saw
the conditions and I decided to get back to smaller boards, I got a single fin 6.0 now is dead… At the moment i have 1 twin, 1 single, 1 truster and 1 longboard, it´s fun to change.
Brek: Have you had any trouble in the water?
Massimo: Just once in Ponta Ruiva ,I had an unfriendly chat with a guy that lives
here, haven’t meet him yet- I am sure is fine was nothing really hardcore, sometimes it
can happen i get a lot of waves and people get pissed.
Brek: Where was your last epic session?
Massimo: i had so many epic sessions this year, the last one is not long ago in Tonel. Tones when is working properly is really a good wave.
Brek: What´s your favorite food?
Massimo: I really like cooking but as you can imagine I am Italian and I eat and love
a lot of pasta every day in any sauce carbonara, amatriciana ,arrabbiata, bolognese,
scoglio (seafood), pesto and tomato and so on and on….
Brek: What else should we know about you?
Massimo: I am a Photographer living in Sagres, I love what i do and I feel like i am
never working , I really love to surf it makes me happy and frees my mind from any
thoughts, I love women and I love to spend time with them
Brek: Any message you want to leave here…
Massimo: Live simple try to love everyone and smile a lot also to people you don’t
know it really makes a big change in our life.
Feeling way happier and healthier, thanks Kelly for the tip! This last picture was taken after a big lunch, we call it sardinhada. I ate sardines, salad a little bit of bread and drank wine! I am just cutting on carbohydrates. Last night had a couple of beers too and Gin tonic, eheh! Need to surf more though. Happy cleansing guys!
Doing good on my first master cleanse. Feeling light, calm with clear vision. The only shit is the shit: getting rid of it… The salt water flush is quite effective, but is always a pain. Don´t know about the Senna tea I am taking, it´s not doing much. Also got this white tongue, but it´s normal in this detox. Apart from that honkydonky don´t even think about food or craving of any kind, even beer!
Use only none iodonized salt and never table salt for this, two tea spoons in a litre.
When you´re a surfer it´s a dream come true to get featured in the world´s biggest surfing site. Not the case here, this buddys of mine are fishermen who I convinced to take this portrait. Couldn´t stop laughing when I saw it, check it out here.