Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Raoni and slater at Peniche and NAzaré

Woke up at 6am today and went check the waves..
Always with my phone and having calls from Joao de Macedo, Bruno Santos, Silvio MAncusi, Ramon Laureano and others..
After a big storm yesterday i knew waves will be weird..bumping..
I drove by the coast from Sao Juliao up to Peniche with not very good.Had call my buddy Garret Macnamara who is living for a couple month at Nazaré with another bro Andrew Cotton to check how was there and nothing great either.
First good thing was watch my long time friend Raoni Monteiro bitting Kelly Slater and open the door to Parko and other to the world tour tittle.
After his heat went up to Nazaré and waves were pumping.
Garret putted me in some big ones...and was a scared day cause was to bumpy.
Waves cleaner now and might be amasing tomorrow.
This is from a couple days ago..not tow-in big ones like today..

Big thanks to Zon North Canyon crew , Andrew Cotton and Garret Macnamara..Raoni and me before his heat.,
And the crazy waves he pulled in for me was what deserve the victory to crazy big close outs rights..

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Coxos..late afternoon

Brazilian Silvio MAncusi chaking the paddle out..

always a nice line up..

Percebes or surf?

brazilian sebastian ripping..

End of one of the best barrels i ever got(read story)
I was coming back from Nazaré when i saw the sea surface glassy like oil at Ericeira and knew will be good waves.
Left my wife and daughter with best friends Mia And Tina, got their other son Atsu and photographer Pedro Mestre and drove to Coxos.
Fisrt thing i heard was bad news, cause one friend of mine from Moledo, up north where i was living told me Jhon-jhon Florence was at Cave and was pumping and yes, i missed that session..
I went down the rocks with my board at Coxos (the rela name of the bay is 2 brothers as i just knew couple of days ago).
Waves wasn´t that good as tide to high ..
Later before the sunset tide drops, waves start to pump and not many guys out.
Local boy Paulo broke his board and told me go man, is good.
got one of my best wave there ever.
Tiago Oliveira, friend and well know at Coxos and me saw one crazy barreling one and paddle a bit futher out
That wave came doubling up and he looked me ..go go go..
did a very late take off( i thogh will fall) and pulled in no hands in one of my best backside barrel ever there..