Escape

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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!!!

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luis and his baby
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zurrapa

Bon appetit!

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Marlon & Alves Score Huge Tonel

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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.

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chico on the foam ball

Then it was off to Beliche to find some ramps.

Happy fools day guys!

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Fishermen

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…

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marlon under a rod frenzy

If I could I would give them a best supporting actor award!

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Tight or Wide?

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.

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Mealha likes them wide

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!

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Luca likes them tight

Morning sickness, but good times, thanks to Surf Kmobucha!

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Random Surfers: Salvador & Cunha

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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.

Brek: How long…?

Sal: 1977

Cunha: 1977 1/2

Brek: Do you remmember your first ride?

Sal: Finnish (daughter)

Cunha: Finnish (mother)

Brek: Surfboard?

SalRetro Movement

Cunha: Yours

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Commander Cunha

Brek: Bad day?

Sal: Never

Cunha: Always

Brek: Good day?

Sal: Always

Cunha: Never

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mj tonue and all

Brek: Dream session?

Sal: Alaska

Cunha: Prainha, RJ

Brek: Food?

Sal: Costeletas de porco preto

Cunha: Favas à algarvia

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Shaka!

Brek: Massage?

Sal: Uuuuuhhh!

Cunha: “Happy food”

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Lacobriga

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Ice boy Yannick de Jager

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.

You should have been here yesterday!

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The Hulk

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Lacobriga from joao bracourt on Vimeo.