We drove to Sagres on the south coast of Portugal. The swell was west, solid, masses of water moving caressed by an offshore breeze. The tide was super low, just perfect conditions. Marlon Lipke and Francisco “Chico” Alves were on it and catched a few beautiful beasts until they got smashed and broke their boards.
Have you ever thought of this? We are relaxing waiting for set waves and this guys are hustling to catch a sargo, robalo or dourada. They need to pay for gas, bait and hopefully sell some, at least feed their family…
If I could I would give them a best supporting actor award!
When you are photographing it´s all about framing. You can tweak the aperture for some bokeh or deph of field, pump up the shutter speed, but in the end it´s the focal lenght and the perspective that matters.
Super tight shots were the norm in the nineties, all the famous photographers did it. And they liked to shoot in the morning. Ahah, morning glory!
And here we have Salvador Varela and António Cunha, Praia da Rocha´s surf pioneers. A business man in the tourism field and a commercial plane pilot geting back in the water after decades of hard work.
Super session here down south mates! Vasco, Yannick and Marlon lit it up here in the sunshine coast of the Algarve. Hotter than July dudes! Yannick´s wim hof´s pratices (or girlfriend)kept him late, but was shredding has usual.