Algarve is nice. The sweetest weather you can have. When it rains you still can find a window to surf. In Sagres it can be harsh though. Yesterday I slept there with thunder storms and really cold. Half an hour drive to the east and it can be hot…
Cientists say it´s a mixture of complex micro climates. I like it, keeps me on my feet. There are all sorts of waves too: from ground swells from the north to windswells from Gibraltar we got it all.
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.