Friday, November 14, 2014

New surf clip "Good Times Bad Times" by Tiago Pires (Saca)

Today I want to show you the new surf clip featuring Tiago Pires, the first and only Portuguese ever in the Dream Tour of Surfing. 

"Good Times Bad Times" shows black and white tube riding scenes that makes you out of breath. Those scenes were taken from the best places around the world such as Java, Tahiti and Coxos, Portugal.

About this new short movie, Saca says that (with my translation) "Life in the World Tour is made of ups and downs. In between not so good results and some frustations, we could not let unspoken moments where one is having fun, doing the thing we like the most. This video shows some of those good moments".


This article was adapted and translated from Surf Portugal. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Wish you were here" by Tatiana Weston Webb and Body Glove

It's been awhile since I posted something. I had a lack of inspiration lately but today I felt that I could return to Surf Locus and post something really inspiring, a surf trip worth mentioning.

Without further ado, let me share with you the surf trip video "Wish you were here" by professional surfer Tatiana Weston Webb, production of Body Glove. Please watch the video in HD, FULL SCREEN, it's really great. Look at the landscape, coral reefs, sharks!!, great waves and Tatiana :P off course.


Here is a link to the original post (by Surf Portugal) from which I took the video.
    
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

24 Amazing Hotels You Would Rather Be Sitting In Right Now - BoredPanda

   Recently I have been reading this great blog called BoredPanda. It has a lot of photos of cool places in the world, cool stuff made by very different people from all over the world and many other interesting things. You should definitely give it a try a read a few post.

   Today they posted 24 amazing hotels from all over the world. Give it a look, it is pretty amazing:
Ascher Cliff, Switzerland

Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Meditation for beginners!

   Do you find yourself rushing through your thoughts without finding the solution to your "problems"? Have you ever tried to meditate? I start practicing in the 1st of January, and its one of my main goals for 2014. So far, it's not been easy. While you are sitting quiet focused on your breath, a lot of thoughts come in and its difficult to concentrate on your task. Don't feel bad about it, it is just normal. I found a simple guide for beginner meditators, which you can find HERE. Give it a try, and give yourself time! Life changes are not accomplished in one day!

Photo taken from http://www.mindbodygreen.com.

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Have a great 2014! RIP Andy Irons

  The first post of 2014...Today I want to share with some of you who might be reading this, one of the best videos I watched in my entire life. RIP Andy Irons.

  This year, get your resolutions done! Define clear objectives for 2014 and don't forget, major changes in life are not accomplished in one day, one month, not even one year. Give yourself time to change, pick just one of your 2014 goals at a time and become fully committed to it. Don't rush!

  This year I took a serious analysis to who I want to be by the year's end, and I'm going to start simple. I am going to learn how to meditate in January.

  Live your life to the fullest! Live with passion!


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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Mick Fanning, the 2013 World Champion of Surfing

   This week, the 32 years-old and Australian Mick Fanning, won his 3rd World Tour Championship of Surf in an outstanding performance held at Pipeline, Hawaii. Despite having won the Pipeline Masters, Kelly Slater could not ensure his 12th World Title. John John Florence also had an awesome performance, winning the 2013 Vans Triple Crown and beating the current World Champion Mick Fanning on the semi-final.
   
  With this World Title, Mick Fanning puts himself side by side with the legends Tom Curren and Andy Irons, with 3 World Championships each.

The 2013 World Champion Mick Fanning. Photo taken after Mick won his 3rd World Title.
   The Portuguese Frederico Morais is also doing great, having achieved the 2013 Vans Triple Crown, Rookie of the Year. He is the second european to achieve such title, after the Portuguese Tiago Pires, which is currently a member of the WCT.

   I leave you with this awesome Rip Curl video, about Mick Fanning's third title. Stay Locus!!



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Friday, October 18, 2013

Congratulations Kai Otton! Winner of the 2013 Rip Curl Pro Peniche / Cascais

   Yesterday Kai Otton won the 2013 edition of the Rip Curl Pro Peniche / Cascais! With an incredible surf throughout the event, Kai Otton, in is first final and victory in the ASP World Championship Tour, pushed back in his road to the title the amazing aerial guy John John Florence, the current World Champion Joel Parkinson, the 2-times World Champion and main contender for the 2013 World Champion Mick Fanning and the 2013 Rookie of the Year Nat Young in the final.

   The 11-times World Champion Kelly Slater lost in Round 2 against the Portuguese Wildcard Frederico Morais. Although I was very happy for Frederico, I coundn't help but feel that the heat was unfair. Personally, I believe that Surf as a randomness attached when it comes to get good waves.

Frederico Morais, the 21 years-old Portuguese surfer who won against Kelly Slater in Round 2 in an awesome performance, pushing Kelly further way from clinching the 12th World Champion Title. Photo taken from surfeurope.mpora.com
   If the waves are pumping (perfect waves and very frequent) I believe that the surfer which surfs better in that moment will win the heat, but when the waves are not so good, you can be lucky and get very good waves, followed by 20 minutes with no waves. In that case, either surfer can be very lucky! 

   Personally, I believe that in that heat the conditions were not so good, being Slater with a greater disadvantage. Nevertheless Frederico Morais had an awesome performance!!

   So, the world title race comes down to two surfers, Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning. Although Mick has a great advantage at this point, Kelly can still win is 12th World Champion Title if he wins the legendary event of Pipeline and Mick does not reach the semi-finals. If we were talking about some other surfer, I would say that this were a very unlikely scenario, but we're talking about Kelly Slater!!! Anything can happen!!

   In my opinion, the event had some great waves, although not so good as the previous editions. Nevertheless, surfers usually agree that Peniche is one of the best events in the World Championship Tour!!

   I really have to highlight Julian Wilson's MASSIVE alley oop! In the next video I show you this crazy aerial in comparison with John John's alley oop in Bali, Indonesia. What is your favorite?!


   In the next YouTube video you can watch the last day's highlights! 


   So, stay tuned for the next legendary event at Pipeline!! If you enjoyed this post, please like Surf Locus Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/surflocus. Have Fun!!

Kai Otton, the 2013 Rip Curl Pro Peniche / Cascais winner!

Congratulations Kai Otton!


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