Tuesday, December 8, 2015


New destination goes a lot with surfers personality.
We change so much as the ocean as the waves.
A new wave and new place to surf involve all the feelings of " new" ..
For those who don't surf I will put on a smaller scale as a new tasting food.
When I was in Galicia and so the wind direction going straight to the medsea I new could be a good fun session.
A last minute crew made and we all get the 15 h road plus 10 boat.
First session was about 12/15 feet waves. Outer reef paddling. With a 15/20 min paddle out on one of the amazing little bays of this paradise island.
Had a good begin session with some drops and broke my leash and leash plug. Board disappear on the ocean and I did the long swimming back to the beach.
One local found the board lately and we decided to move to a tow in slab session.
The time we found a harbor and did the long way to the spot, wind changed and session blow.
I did I little paddle session next day, follow by local boy Francois and his girl.
Many wipeouts and one solid one that I felt in the end.
Left my board there and can't wait to come back.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Azores.Mar sem Fim

This project call "mar sem fim" ( check link here for the poetry who the named the expeditition : https://www.google.es/#q=fernando+pessoa) , and made by , for me, the best paddle surf of Europe, João de Macedo, has hwvibtebtion of surf new big waves.
Last expedition solidify the potential of this great wave at Ribeira Grande.
Monster paddle surf, Alex Botelho came with us and they both our a show of surfing.
Both with lots of experience at Mavericks, was found some steep take off.
I start tow-in and gotmu paddle board after.
Missing d a bit the time doing this.
Now, u thought I shouldn't toe and just paddle.
The best we know now after the session is that with a 10 feet 15 seg swell on a low tide, we had surf 15 feet waves.
Think on a solid giant swell on a high tide, waves could be 60 feet.
We are checking to go back on a solid forecast and make real our predictions.

This is the third expedition we do at Açores islands.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Nazare first big one 2015

Check interview at :

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

The son of a friend. Neves generation

Saw this shot of my good friend Leonardo Neves son on his facebook and really enjoy the fact he is following the step of his dad.
Met Leo when we were compiting on under 14 or 12.....don´t remember. back in the days in Brazil.
He met his ex wife in Peru and had 2 kids.
One of them is this kid here. Valentin Neves.
Leo is one of this friends that i don´t see that offen anymore.
We used to fly everywhere to follow the world tour stops.
But life is keeping us taking care of family far but i know in the future we will shre sessions again and with the incoming generations!
Send the kid to Europe Leo!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Nixon last edited

Copilation of winter waves
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

New spot checked Galicia. JC left

I was cruising checking waves with good friend Junior Carvalho and he showed me this wave.
Wheni first saw i thought to close from rocks.
But today i give a chance.
Think will be coming back during the winter and might have those epic days.
One thing for sure...
Will be barrel bigger far from rocks..


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

the BJJ Icon Galicia

Had some blasting time this year opening my new gym here in Galicia.
We had the visit of Senegal surfcamp and his amazing crew.
After big master Ze Marcello, came with many of my friend as Diko Pires,David MAsa, Valentin Rossi, Bruno Sales, Vinicius Constantino.. and a bunch of teenagerrs to the inauguration of the new Icon Jiujitsu gym at Sabon.
Did not wrote that much before as i had a summer full of surf and jiujitsu lesons.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Shark attack To Mick Fanning

Was on my surf school when tele5 Spain showed up to talk about this attack.
Had surf many times there and is a very dangerous place.
Stocked his is ok!

Moving up Viana do Castelo

Interview Alto Minho Radio,

Porto tv

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Nixon surf challenge


ChinaIndicador regional para ChinaSurfistaOnda do marPessoa levantando ambas as mãos em comemoraçãoRosto beijando com olhos fechadosRosto sorridente com olhos em forma de coração
Think this trip just solidify my good mood lately.
I need start to talk about the trip in Ericeira, a week before when I was giving surfing lessons for Icon Ericeira BJJ and surfcamp.
The main guy who organize that is a long time friend, 5*blackbelt Ze Marcello.
Not only was a pleasure see him and his family that I was always with in Ericeira, but must of the persons that I know there and are my family nowadays. Tiago Oliveira, Diko Pires family, Vinicius's family, and so many others names that I could write a roman here.. Luis, Miguel's, Ze..
And one more, my old friend from the world tour trip for years, Joao Gutemberg 's family.
Thanks Laura to come too and to always been helping me .
So, the last day of that I need quite the camp to go home see my kids , give 2 lessons on my surf school at Sabon ,before take the plan to China.
My way up with a full car of stuffs.New epoxy boards from Jobsite to my competitions students and a Pwc at the back wasn't a best trip ever.
Even more, master wife birthday was during the barbecue ..
Every bad mood went away when I got to my ex wife house and mother of my 2 beautiful kids with a nice welcome.
She lend this book for the trip that changed my way to see things.
Doctor Eben Alexander' s book, talk about how was he science view of life and than his new spiritual experience.
I always believe in God and more than ever now. And for sure, my  way to see things with my ex wife changed a lot. 
Will love her the rest of my days.
Been his couple or not.
And will try my best to see her happy and our happiness be the main education to our lovely kids.
This is was the mood I arrived I Haynan.
35/40 degrees tropical touristic place that received us as good as any other place the Nixon surf challenge went before. 
Little extra thanks to Oz Wade and Italian Nick for the amazing reception.
Group was all years must of new friends travelers.
Gony Zubizarreta, Marlon Lipke, Jhonatan Gozales, Kepa Acero,willy Alioti, Gaspard,  Duvignac , old friend Henning, Laurel..
More in the crew.. Fred Begou, ben, Oporto filmmaker Gustavo, Bonnarme ..
We stayed on this amazing hotel full of the best discos around and a city that welcomes you with all kind o topical chinese ( and unforgettable food and culture).
Couples memories from the trip , for me, will be all time Gony's( followed from Kepa, Jhony , marlin and myself) old stories.
We know each other's for many years now and every time we did the 1,5 way to go surf further north at this fun beach break that the owner give us a opportunity to surf( 6 billion dollars new touristic zone call clear water. Not that clear as beaches and icean in China are beautiful but full of plastic and rubbish ), we always remembered this old details of our carriers.
Henning's last speech was just amazing.
Not only he gave the trophies for "I rocked China( guy who must surf, party, challenge himself in China, but I think, giving good mood for everyone): Myself
Best trick( an giant almost full rotation that anyone on the ocean screaming after and applauded) :  Duvignac
Overall best surfer : Jhonatan Gonzales

He start the speech saying how important was for Nixon support our personal projects ( Gony an Marlon new accessory company Jam, Jhonatan shop at Las Americas and my new surf academy at Sabon beach Arteixo)
Must of the people's don't know how much stress is move from pro surfer to have an other business plan.
We all still sponsorize and I could talk in my case, even think my carrier after next winter, will jump more than ever. But the weight of need to always give back to sponsors for a future contract , for sure is more and more impacting with age.
Something like Nixon ambassador Henning said, was just urge best thing we heard from a sponsor in our carrier and I know we will always have Nixon on a Top spot on our carrier and heart.
Crazy story:
Chinese don't go to much in the water cause old legend says the dragons make the waves Face de dragão🐉Onda do marOnda do mar
Can wait to go back ( on the flight back now), and pass all this motivation to my kids, my ex-wife, students and friends and be always trying my best to see everyone happy on my side.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Drone Galicia

Working on newtakes for a winter clip with Tanaka vision

Magic Galicia.Photo: TNK vision
Posted by Eric Rebiere on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Interview Alex Laurel at Inertia


Monday, April 6, 2015

Quemao Video

This is a copilation of waves from a friend who were shotingo from the rocks.
Not a professonal camera man.
but it s always cool to have an archive from such a good wave.
Thanks Jon , from Clandestinos surf adventure for the images.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Coruña, Galicia

Got home monday night, on a flight from Lanzarote-Gran Canaria-santiago de compostela.
Weather is way better in Galicia and i wasn´t that sad from leave Lanza..
Not only cause the wethaer, but see the kids is just something especial all the time.
Their mother is traveling right now, so i need to make sure one go to school, and the other, who is sick, have attention durng the night.
this mornig left the big one on school, pass by my surfschool in Sabon beach to see how the rebuild is going and went to check la toxica( youtube :                                              https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=la+toxica+surf                )
Wave swere firing and i went for a surf.My friend Remi, from tripsurfgalice.com came to shot some video for me. And got some good ones, some wipeouts, some pull back and went back got my daughter on school.Had this great news that she has a new school to go really close to home ( she was going far away and by car every morning is a nightmare. Adn the charpentier said will start the last part of the surfschool rebuilding project friday.So a great day!


Quemao contest

Had a really cool weekend.
Got to Lanzarote and the worst peoples ever rent my place left my house.
Staied 2 days cleaning and make this giant trash with all this durty things from them.
After the first day, kids were going to surf Las Bajas, one outer reef that i surf long time ago and  i was really happy to see such a big crew of kids going for it.
I used a to short board and i knew i will eat a set on my head.
Saw, tried to get as much waves as i could before that happen, and after got the big one i expected on my had and a long hold down(long time did not have one and make you feel really good).
before left the water went to ask one kid who lost his board , Josh Braddok, if he wants to have my board and i swinming back, but he said no and i feel like happy, cause first thing on big waves is put your ass back on the beach by your own.
Contest star on a epic day.And could finish too, cause after the stop, of the first day, tide went lower and was just like Pipeline.
Got one of my worst wipeoute there ever(Radicalsurfmag will published soon).
Next day waves drop and some heats were off shore and some on shore.
Jose Maria won, I got second, Jhonatan Gonzales(with his single clean style), got third and Manuel Lescano(my favorite there nowadays9, got fourth.