Monday, October 31, 2011

Taiba Trick Attack

LF Taiba Trick Attack from James Boulding - Steez Prod'ns on Vimeo.

So last week James Boulding took the long trip over the pond, Craig Cunningham and I linked up with him for a days shooting.  We scored a solid four hours in the lagoon, considering the short time the video turned out sick.  Steeze Productions sure doesn't disappoint, pretty stoked to be riding with the Liquid Force Team.  It seems we all have a like minded approach to kiting and it makes it really fun on the water.  I am also stoked with my first ever shoot on the camera side, check the shots of James Boulding for my camera work!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Welcome to Brazil

So my trip to Brazil started with missing the ferry out of Cape Hatteras..not the best start.  The following 36 hours of flights, airports, and taxi rides were by no means fun.  But when I awoke to the howling sound of the wind, it was all worth it.  I arrived in Taiba three days ago and the wind has still not stopped blowing.  The town reminds me of a old fishing village, possibly from some writers far fetched imagination.  Well at least the conditions have been unreal!  

 Flying in to Fortaleza

We have been sessioning mostly in the lagoon here in Taiba, it's just a short downwinder from the house.  Every morning so far has been 7m weather, the new 2012 Envy is amazingly smooth and predictable, even in the really strong wind.  My body is in shambles after only three days, but I'm hoping to just power through the pain.  I have however been progressing my personal quite a bit and I am excited to see where 30 days gets me. 

The Canadians arrive!

After the first few days we were joined by the Canadian contingent comprising of Sam Medysky, Craig Cunningham, and photographer extraordinaire Josh Pietras.  It's nice to have a crew of like minded riders to ride with, it definitely helps push the level of riding on the water.  We have had some epic session so far and I'm sure we are going to have a ton more.  We even managed to take a day trip to Caupie lagoon yesterday, its was a nice change of pace even though it was crowded.  The local kids here ride at such an amazing level, it was like sitting court side at a pro sports game.  

Overall it has been an amazing four days here, I can't wait to see what happens over the course of the next month.  Keep checking back to see whats been going on down here in the South American shred fest!

What a nice sand quarter pipe