Aug 30, 2011

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Portugal, photos, videos and event report

Portugal, photos, videos and event report

It is crazy how fast a week can be spent, I cannot believe we have just spent 7 days riding along the Portuguese coast for the yourmood kite cup !

I have been invited by Stephanie and Cédric from the brand yourmood to be present during the yourmood kite cup which was happening in Nazaré, a beautiful little town between Lisbon and Porto.

Nazaré is well known for it’s heavy waves and tow surfing spot but nobody ever kite there, so it was a great opportunity for us to try out this new spot and shoot an episode for my Tv series Ride Along.

I was amazed by how beautiful the waves were for surfing, unfortunately there was no wind during the first day of the event but the waves were pretty good and I was the only one in the water, it was a big change after the crowded beaches of  Biarritz in France.

The wind came the last 3 days where they could finalize the single and double elimination won by the local rider Danilo Nacarato.

The  last two days were blessed with this amazing 3 meter swell coming from the north east, and even if the win wasn’t good enough we went out and validated the whole wave contest. I just stayed ont he beach watching the guys and was out some time to do some demo. The beach break in Nazaré is very very heavy, the video will follow so stay tuned.

The town is very typical, it’s the only place in Portugal where the locals wear the traditional clothes, and the old town located on the top of the cliff reminded me of Santorini island we had just visited during our trip in Greece.

The last day of the contest was suppose to be the day we would spend doing nothing and play with the wakeboard winch pool they had built on the beach, but the thermal started and was blowing over 20 knots. They then decided to organize a best trick old school contest and asked me to take part of it. That kind of event is great for the show and the crowed watching so I went out int he water for the 20 min hit with the guys, it was fun and I even got the  1st place.

I am very happy to have spent some time in Nazaré and wanted to thanks all the people who organized this event, Paulo Cédric and Stephanie !

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Video Day 1

Video Day 2

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