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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2019, 11:35:24 PM »
Very cool, sounds ideal. I'm thinking Portugal figures large in my future. Got to sell Ponohouse first, but then... Everywhere there's surf and sun.
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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2019, 03:10:14 AM »
That last picture of you in the sun says it all Rick.

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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2019, 04:01:40 AM »
Looks like your having a great time!  What’s the food like, a lot of fish?
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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2019, 04:50:09 AM »
Wow, just wow! Beautiful region for sure........really like the vid and can't wait to see more!

Hope you can find a good place to set up the SS3 and capture footage!!!!

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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2019, 05:15:38 AM »
Great stuff...great video

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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2019, 05:31:18 AM »
Classic Creek escape...stay wet! (and safe)
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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2019, 05:34:46 AM »
Like I've said for a long time

"When I grow up I wanna be you"

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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2019, 05:53:49 AM »
Excelente, Rik'kee.   From what I remember you telling me; "Drove to Sagres with no accommodation plan."  ...is not unusual for you.  We make our own luck for the most part, but you make it better than the average.  I'd have been picked up for vagrancy. 

The other bit of great luck you take is not kooking out on some local's break. You know, every eyeball in town sees, or hears about, those first few waves.  Since the bulk of us are sitting in the middle of winter, you have the obligation of charting this whole trip out for us.  And, since I'm a c'hitty surfer, but a good eater - make sure you tell us about the food.

I've been trying to talk Marjie into 'Europe' and PHL-LIS is about the quickest Euro destination for us.  I was all over there in the Army but she's never seen  ...but, anxious about strange places  ...yet, goes back to Panama every couple of years?! (born in the Zone)

We are all wishing you Most Fun. 

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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2019, 06:49:42 AM »
I should mention this little bit of info:
As far as I can tell, I am the only SUPster here right now.
It is a fairly testy place to SUP surf, with sizable, hard breaking waves that usually end abruptly  ;D

I haven't found any really user friendly spots yet.
These days I prefer to surf makable waves with some water depth, since my body doesn't bounce as well as it used to and so far I am still bouncing.

I haven't even seen anyone paddling flat-water, or seen a SUP on a car.
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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2019, 07:55:48 AM »
Good on ya Rick.

Video was great and the waves look fun.

Enjoy yourself!

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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2019, 08:57:13 AM »
Really enjoyed that, keep them coming .
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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2019, 09:27:38 AM »
Great to hear from you! After spending last week with the family at Cape Verde (the waves were good at Ponta Preta, but since it was a family vacation I was only allowed to go on short sessions...), I was looking forward to return home!
I've been scoring great sessions every day (I've been posting on my FB account some videos, and I'll probably post one or two here). The waves have been perfect, with no wind and warm days (and cold nights).

Did you went to some of the spots I mentionated? Arrifana is always smaller (the beachbreak point, not the Kanguru, the massive right pointbreak). I also saw that there were great waves in the south coast of the Algarve (very rare), probably the same big sweel I caught during my firts days in Cape Verde).

Since the swell is small now (but perfect and super clean), most more exposed spots should have good waves.

Let me know if you decide to go up North!

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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2019, 12:51:04 PM »
good times creek! ;)

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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2019, 08:02:54 PM »
I should mention this little bit of info:
As far as I can tell, I am the only SUPster here right now.
It is a fairly testy place to SUP surf, with sizable, hard breaking waves that usually end abruptly  ;D

I haven't found any really user friendly spots yet.
These days I prefer to surf makable waves with some water depth, since my body doesn't bounce as well as it used to and so far I am still bouncing.

I haven't even seen anyone paddling flat-water, or seen a SUP on a car.


I've never been to Portugal yet, but this surprises me.  Then again, I remember a friend telling me about a surf trip he did there back in 99.  He said he saw no one on longboards anywhere he went, and this was the height of the longboard resurgence.  Plus very few surfers over the age of 30 (I'm sure that's a lot different now).  Perhaps Portugal is a bit behind on any surf trends outside of mainstream shortboarding?  Still surprising not at least flat water SUP.  Oh well, it's on my bucket list regardless.  Amazing footage BTW.

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Re: Creek in Portugal - a travelogue in Vids and pics
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2019, 11:32:44 PM »
Creek, that's so cool, and what a great time it looks like you're having...happy for you...surf on!
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