Monday, September 30, 2013
Eu cresci surfando na praia da Joaquina, e la' tinha sempre uma geracao de moleques mais novos nos quais nos chamavamos de os "kid fuxica". Entre eles estavam o Bugiga, Liminha, Xandinho, Galinho, Pedrinho Albano, Valinha Show, e muitos outros, todos os dias crowdeando o inside entre o costao e a pedra careca. Um deles que se destacava nas sessoes de free-surf e nos campeonatos, se chamava Gayan Barcellos. Mais tarde atraves do Yuri Castro, Fernando Fanta e Daniel Pereira eu fiquei sabendo que o Gayan tinha um irmaozinho pequeno que era muito talentoso, surfava muito e tambem um grande artista. O tempo passou e eu vim conhecer o Danielzinho, como era conhecido em Floripa, depois de muitos anos na minha casa na California, e pude ver que o Dani nao e' so' uma pessoa talentosa, ele e' um ser humano especial. Virei fan na hora e providenciei essa entrevista para os leitores do meu blog. Aproveitem, porque nao e' toda hora que nasce um genio desses, e nao e' toda hora que se tem oportunidade para ouvir o que um genio tem a dizer.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Neco Padaratz is one of the best surfers out of Brazil ever. Known for his powerful turns and a gnarly competitive approach, he is one of the most respected surfers in the world. A man with a strong personality, he had an amazing successful amateur carrier and as a pro won the ASP's WQS tour twice in a row, 2002 and 2003, a circuit that destroys the dreams of the most talented kids to be a professional surfer. He was in the WCT for 9 years and in his first year he finished number 11th. He won two WCT events, the US Open in Huntington Beach in 1999 and The Quiksilver Pro in France in 2002, against Andy Irons. He won 11 WQS events. He also fell off the WCT and came back four times, I don't think any other surfer ever did it. Neco Padaratz was an inspiration for many surfers and if today there is Adriano de Souza, Gabriel Medina, Miguel Pupo and Alejo Moniz on top of the world rantings, thanks to surfers like Neco who paved the way for these guys. His last year on the tour was in 2010 when he almost made the half year cut to re-qualify to WCT, and after lost his sponsors Neco pretty much ended a beautiful surfing carrier. Now, OutraCultura interviewed him to see what's going on in his brilliant mind.
Friday, September 6, 2013
TV SHOW: Bachelor. MOVIE: "I hate movies". SURFING VIDEO: "One of my favorites was Taylor Knox's "Arc", but I was also pretty psyched to watch Dan Malloy and Taj Burrow parts on Taylor Steele's movies". BOOK: Bukowski's. BEER: Stone IPA. CELEBRITY: Lindsay Lohan. SURFER: John John Florence. COLOR: "I don't know". WAVE: Pipeline. ATHLETE: Serena Williams.