Capturing the Rip Curl Pro 2013 in Peniche was one of the most exciting experience for me starting out in Photography.
In 2013 Portugal was the place I called home. It was more then a place to live. Beautiful people, amazing landscape and on top of that it was surfing heaven. While working for a surf camp teaching Yoga, I used to take a lot of photographs of surfers at the local breaks. One day I got a call from a portuguese online surf magazine, asking me if i would like to capture the Rip Curl Pro Event in Peniche. I couldn’t believe what I heard. They wanted be to take surfing shots of the
most successful surfers in the world: Kelly Slater, Julian Wilson, Jordy Smiths and my all time favorite surfer Taj Burrow. I drove down there and the moment I got the press pass in my hands I started to believe that this was actually happening. Standing on the beach, next to all those professional photographers with their enormous lenses, made me think. And that’s when it happened. I was never going to let go again of the camera in my hands.