NÄSTA

Graham Does Guincho

Oktober 20, 2010 @ 21:50:30   Foto PWA

374dbb2ff7

1 AV 2

Check out taka perfectionist, Graham Ezzy (Dakine) hitting some thick Guincho lips by following this link HERE.


Ezzy explains his trip:

Brendan and I crashed the party at Guincho this summer. Even though it is one of the best summer wave spots in Europe, Guincho remains off the main map of the windsurfing media. We took a quirky hotel right on the beach and focused all of our attention on capturing the essence of Guincho wavesailing.

Guincho is no easy spot to capture. The main wave is a heavy shorebreak; it is a slab so thick that the lip is full of sand breaking onto knee deep water. I was doing takas on it, and the locals told me to watch out or I might break my neck! The wind is always onshore; even when the wind is considered to be ‘side-off’, it is the onshore version of it. Onshore wind and heavy waves make for hard but really fun wavesailing. In Portuguese, ‘guincho’ means scream: a sign for the angry extremity of the place!

When not on the water, we spent a lot of time watching the water. Guincho is just as extreme in the way it always changes. The wind can go from 5.2 to 4.2 in an hour, so we kept a constant guard on the sea’s changes. Our vigilance paid off, and we were able to see the spot in all her forms—sails from 3.7 to 5.2 and waves from waist-high to mast-high.

Our mission accomplished, Guincho captured, I look back at Guincho with fond memories. Memories of the sea’s attack on the black cliffs, the beach bursting with beautiful Portuguese girls, and nights spent exhausted from countless wipe-outs in the heavy shorebreak.



KOMMENTERA

Security Image

RELATERADE ARTIKLAR

LÄS SENASTE NUMRET

page1

DE FEM MEST LÄSTA

JUST NU: Så här kan den kommande AC...

Just nu är det mycket funderingar, idéer och frågor kring nästa båtklass som ska användas vid America's Cup. Det förväntas ett snabbt, flygande en...

Aquaglide Multisport 270

PRYLNÖRD?

Här tar vi en titt på satellitutrustningen Iridium LT-3100, Aquaglide multispor...

Precis så magiskt som det är där ut...

Det är något magiskt att komma ut på de stora oceanerna. Här är ett...

"Sending it" (video)

Efter att ha provseglat Astus 20.2 konstaterade vi att den är säker, snabb ...

MÄSTAREN DURR I LEDNINGEN, HUGO ST...

Efter söndagens två race i sexornas world cup leder i den moderna klassen Junio...




















































x