Monday, July 29, 2013

US Open of Surfing, Final Day Highlights

  The US Open of Surfing as come to an end. The Brazilian Alejo Muniz is the new champion of the legendary waves of Huntington Beach. I hope you enjoyed this Prime Event. Sincerely, I didn't appreciate so much this event as the waves were not so good as I was expecting, moreover coming from the event at ASP World Tour Championship at Bali, Indonesia.

  Alejo Muniz won over Kolohe Andino at the final. I also want to point out the outstanding performance of Michel Bourez throughout the event.

  I leave you now with the Highlights of the final day of the ASP Prime Event at Huntington Beach:

Alejo Muniz, taking a bath of champagne with a little help of Kolohe Andino

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

John Frusciante and his great solo career

  Today I want to share with you the awesome musician John Frusciante, former guitarist of Red Hot Chili Peppers. His solo career is great, having released 11 albums with music ranging from experimental rock to ambient music and even Electronica.

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  He is one of the best guitarist in the World and his talent was recognize several times as in 2003, when Rolling Stone magazine placed him in the 18th place of the list "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and in 2010, a BBC poll voted John Frusciante as "The Best Guitarist of the Last 30 Years".

  Let me share with you two of his songs:


  I also strongly recommend you to listen to THIS 75 minute YouTube video of AMAZING music by John Frusciante.

  If you want to know more about this great musician, HERE is his Spotify Profile. 

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Day 3 of the US Open of Surfing

   Hi. Like I posted here, it is currently ON the ASP Prime Event, US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach. 

  Let me show you a Highlights video of the third day of the event. In this YouTube video you can check Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, Adriano de Souza and more great surfers of the ASP World Championship Tour and WQS:

   I think for now, the major upset was that Dane Reynolds is out of the event, having lost against Julian Wilson (the winner of last year's US Open of Surfing) and Alex Ribeiro.

   Keep watching this great event at such a legendary beach. Have Fun!! 

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Brief presentation of Fink, an awesome artist!

   Hi. Today I want to show you Fink, an awesome artist that plays a mixture of Blues, Dub, Folk and Indie.

  He has a lot of beautiful songs such as "Perfect Darkness", "This is the Thing" and "Sort of Revolution" that I present here to you as YouTube videos.


   If you want to listen more of Fink, just follow this Spotify link, to his Profile.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Vans US Open Of Surfing, Huntington Beach

  Tomorrow is going to start the Vans US Open Of Surfing at Huntington Beach, one of the eight Prime Events of the ASP World Tour. There are only eight Prime Events throughout the year, from Australia to Hawaii, passing South Africa, Brazil and even Portugal (Sao Miguel, Azores and Praia de Carcavelos, Cascais).

   In this event will be competing the World's best surfers, like Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, Nat Young, Josh Kerr and C. J. Hobgood. The half Portuguese half German, Marlon Lipke is also going to compete with the Portuguese flag in his back, so keep your eyes on the screen and support this awesome surfer.

   The Prime Events of the ASP World Tour are very important, as winning one of these events is equivalent to have a third place in one of the ASP World Tour main events (6500 points for the ASP World Ranking).

  Let me show you two videos of last year's US Open of Surfing, won by Julian Wilson and Lakey Peterson:

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  So, don't miss the great event. I will be supporting the Portuguese Marlon Lipke! Have Fun! And don't forget to "like" my Facebook Page:

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"Strength to Survive" by SOJA and "New Day Dawn" by Gentleman, two awesome Reggae albums

  Today I want to show you two great Reggae albums from SOJA and Gentleman. The last album from Soldiers of Jah Army (SOJA) was released at January 2012 and is really good and kind of different from their other albums, so I strongly recommend you to listen to "Strength to Survive". Here is two song from this awesome album:

Everything Changes by SOJA on Grooveshark

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  Also a great album is "New Day Dawn" by Gentleman, released last April. Following "Diversity", this new album is also very good, with beautiful songs like "You Remember", "In My Arms", "New Day Dawn" and "Homesick". Let me show you two of these songs:

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  Sorry if I sometimes share songs with Grooveshark and other times with YouTube. The problem is that I can't publish here some YouTube songs due to some legal cause and some of them I can't find in Grooveshark.

  I hope you liked the previous songs from SOJA and Gentleman. Have Fun!!

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Jordy Smith, one of the best surfers in the World!

  Hi, today I want to show you one of my favorite surfers, the South-African Jordy Smith. I believe Jordy is one of the most skilled surfers in the ASP World Championship and you will plainly see why when I show you some of his videos.
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   Jordy Smith has been competing in the "Dream Tour" since 2008, having won the WQS (World Qualifying Series) at 2007 (at the age of 19). He started slowly at the ASP World Tour, finishing at 28th in the ranking by the end of the year, but then start to recover and had almost won the ASP World Tour Title at 2010, finishing in 2nd place behind the Legend Kelly Slater.

  Jordy is known for a balanced surfing, with his HUGE and CRAZY airs, as well as his high Power surfing skills. 

  Let me first show you a YouTube video of Jordy Smith where he pulls a massive Rodeo Flip air:

  Since Jordy Smith first started to surf in the Elite Tour, he won two times the Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay, South Africa (2010 and 2011) and the Billabong Rio Pro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013).

  At 25 years old, I believe Jordy Smith has a World Title to win ;) Let me show you the proof next. This is a Surf Movie by Jordy Smith, named "Bending Colors":

  Here are some photos of Jordy Smith:
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Frankie Chavez, the Portuguese "One Man Band"

  Hello, last Tuesday I present to you two Portuguese bands, "Capitão Fausto" and "Salto, both singing in Portuguese. Today I want to share with you a more international Portuguese Artist, Frankie Chavez.

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  Frankie Chavez plays beautifully Blues/Folk music in a style "One Man Band", just like the well known Xavier Rudd. His style is unique among the Portuguese music as he mixes different guitars, tunnings, pedals and drums. His style is truly amazing as he also play Portuguese Guitar, used in Fado (Portuguese music genre). Thus, combining with Blues music, create a wonderful musical experience.

  Frankie Chavez has also a close connection to Surf. He created the Official Song for the Rip Curl Pro Search Peniche 2009. This was the first time that the ASP World Championship event was at Supertubos, Peniche, Portugal. The Rip Curl Pro Search was an event that was in a different location every year. The organization and the professional surfers of the ASP enjoyed so much the event that they decided to move it permanently to SuperTubos. Let me show you that amazing music, entitled "The Search":

  In his music, Frankie Chavez also uses Slide Guitar and Lap Steel. Come one!, the man uses a thousand musical instruments, his songs are just awesome!

 Do you know the biggest wave ever surfed? At 2011, Frankie Chavez composed and co-produced the soundtrack for the documentary "The North Canyon Show", showing the Hawaiian Garret Mcnamara surfing the HUGE waves of Nazaré, Portugal.

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  Let me show you another two songs of Frankie Chavez. Notice the complex and beautiful melody of his songs. The second is a cover of Pixies song "Hey!":

  If you want to know more about Frankie Chavez and listen to his songs, you should follow this link to his Spotify Profile.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Peniche SuperTubos and Portugal's first artificial wave pool

   If you like Surf, you must know the famous tubes of SuperTubos, Peniche, Portugal. Described as the European Pipeline, its home for the Rip Curl Pro Peniche (ASP World Championship Tour event) since 2009, substituting the former Billabong Pro Mundaka, in Spain.

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   Peniche and Baleal are one of the best surf spots in Europe and if you enjoy surfing, you should come to Portugal, enjoy these great waves and the beautiful coast line.

   Here is some photos of Baleal and Peniche great waves and beaches:

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Capitão Fausto e Salto, os Arctic Monkeys/Phoenix portugueses

  Sorry for the non-portuguese speakers who might be reading this. Today I choose to share two bands that sing in Portuguese, but don't worry, the next post will be in english again. You can skip the text and go straight to the YouTube videos, maybe you will like the songs ;).

 Boas pessoal, hoje decidi escrever em Português porque quero-vos apresentar duas grandes bandas portuguesas que acredito que irão ter muito sucesso.

 Provavelmente já conhecem os "Capitão Fausto", mas se não conhecerem esta banda de rock alternativo com grande influência de Arctic Monkeys, eis uma boa oportunidade para o fazer. Esta banda tem apenas um CD lançado em 2011, que se intitula "Gazela". A música mais conhecida deste algum (podem ouvir o álbum inteiro aqui) é "Teresa". A minha música favorita é "Supernova" e portanto também escolhi partilhar esta convosco. Curtam aí: 

  Quero-vos também apresentar outra grande promessa da música portuguesa, os "Salto". Esta banda é um pouco menos conhecida que os Capitão Fausto e provavelmente não os conhecem. Tal como os Capitão Fausto, têm apenas um álbum lançado em 2012.

  Gosto particularmente desta banda no que respeita a música portuguesa. Eles têm um som que também se assemelha a Arctic Monkeys, mas sobretudo a Phoenix, essa grande banda Francesa que vem ao Optimus Alive 2013.

  Sem mais demoras, apresento-vos as minhas duas músicas favoritas destes meninos: "Por Ti Demais" e "Saber Ser". Espero que gostem:

  Espero que tenham curtido este post "Português". Dêem-me feedback e um "likezinho" na página de facebook da Surf Locus, Abraço!

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Sunday, July 7, 2013

World's 50 best surf spots by CNN Travel

  Hi! Today I want to share with you the best surf spots in the World, a list made by CNN Travel. CNN described these as "The breaks and the tubes that make wipeouts worth it".

  They gathered the best beach, point and reef breaks (and some crazy spots too, as you will see) in the planet, with waves that can challenge rookies as well as a Pro Surfer.

  At the top of the list is Pipeline in Hawaii, the legendary surf spot and the last event of the season for the ASP World Championship Tour. Other great surf spots present are Superbanks (Gold Coast of Australia), Lima (Peru) , the Mentawai Islands (Indonesia) and Biarritz (France).

  There is also two portuguese surf spots in the CNN's list, the nº26 Carrapateira (Algarve) and nº29 Pedra Branca (Ericeira).

   I will finish this post with some awesome pictures from this surf spots,. I suggest you to follow this link to view the full article from CNN Travel 's Website. Enjoy ;)

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#2 Supertubes, Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa
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Friday, July 5, 2013

José González, a mixture of cultures and very beautiful songs

   Hi, today I want to show you a very good musician, José González. He was born in Sweden but his parents are originally from Argentina. 

  José González is a indie-folk singer and guitarrist born in 1978. He released his first album "Veneer" in 2003 and his second "In Our Nature" in 2007.
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 My favorite José González songs are Heartbeats, Crosses, Teardrop and Down the Line (these are links for spotify). But really, all of his songs are extremely beautiful and I hope you like the next songs that I am going to show you.

 José González made a cover of "Teardrop" by Massive Attack, very well know song that was also used in the TV-Show House MD. Actually, his cover song also played in one of the episodes during season 4. Let me share with you that awesome version of "Teardrop" and a couple more songs:

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Hottest Girls in Pro Surfing 2012 Edition, by TransWorld SURF

  After writing 17 post, I find this a great time to write my first sexy post (18 or more right!! xD) So, today I want to show you a list made by TransWorld SURF last year about the Hottest Girls in Pro Surfing. This awesome list is HERE.

 In the number one position of this list is the 23 years old, Hawaiian surfer, Alana Blanchard. She is one of the best surfers in the world, competing in the ASP World Tour (currently in the 10th place) and off course, she is also a model.

 So, i suggest you follow the above link to the whole ranking of the Hottest Girls in Pro Surfing by TransWorld SURF but I will not leave you without some of Alana Blanchard's photos. Enjoy ;)

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