Friday, May 23, 2008

Relaxing In Rio!

Magno, Miojo and I are here in Rio De Janeiro hanging out surfing a swell and waiting for a contest to start.

Uzmi Unit is running a contest here in Rio at the infamous Big Wave Beach, Itacaotiara. We decided to jump on a bus in Espirito Santo on Wednesday night at 9:30pm. The bus left at 10pm and we spent the night travelling to rio on a 6 and a half hour trip down to Niteroi.

Itacaotiara is known to provide the big swells and send Huge Waves into this Beachbreak.
This place is absolutely beautiful. You can see from the photos!
Nice big house on the cliff face of the ocean!

We are here staying with an Uzmi Boy, Jose Otavio. One of the crew from the Hawaii tour and hopefully coming down under to Aus to hang out for the Shark Island Challenge.

Many thanks to Jose and his family for letting us stay here whilst we are here.

Magno and Miojo are waiting for the call for the contest to start which is forecasted for a start on Sunday.
Uzmi Boys, Hermano, Pex and Santiago have an association here in Rio called the Rio BB Pro which caters for the top 32 riders in Rio. These guys have been running the tour for the last 2 years and its following is growing.

Good luck guys for a smooth contest.

Yesterday the boys surfed some awesome waves. The swell increased and the heaviness increased as the tide rose late afternoon. I managed to capture some great video footage.

Today we were up at the crack of dawn for some good waves.
We rocked up at the beach at sunrise and as you can see below, the sun was rising but the moon was still clearly out.
Provided an awesome photo!..

Solid sets were pumping through in the morning and it slowed down as the day progressed. People were all over the beach and the girls were out consuming the sun!

All in all we had a great day.
Met up with Santiago, Julia, Hermano, Felipe, Victor and crew which was the first time since ive seen them since Hawaii!...

Early Morning Barrels
Tiago dropping in on 2 Surfers at Pump!
Jose Otavio carving it up!
Miojo Showing the Carioca's how to surf!
A CLASSIC sequence of how not to go "Over The Falls!"

Nice Texture in this wave whilst Magno is Ripping!

Miojo Scoring a nice Big Barrel!
Beautiful Scenery
"Beautiful Barrel!!"

1 comment:

kaphey said...

Awesome shoots Rheeys !

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