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The Big Autumn …

dicembre 10th, 2012 | Posted in surfing |

L’Inverno è alle porte e di conseguenza la stagione migliore per il surf sta finendo. Le calde e potenti mareggiate Autunnali hanno colpito tutte le coste da est a ovest in questo breve periodo quasi senza sosta… Siamo stati sempre in giro a caccia di perturbazioni, cucinando per strada e vivendo il nostro sogno. Ecco alcune foto, per il resto ero in acqua… More »

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One swell after another…

aprile 24th, 2012 | Posted in surfing |

Spring has arrived and brought some swell in a row, almost every spot was activeted and we enjoyed and shared so many waves that we felt on vacation for a week in the ocean. Three swell from west come one after the other. Good waves, bad waves, wind and glassy condition alternated each other but the most important thing we stay in the water enjoying these beautifull gifts that Meditarranean Sea was so generous to give us. Avoiding the flat that oppress us here there are some of the waves passed through our hearts.   Respect nature, respect people and surf!!!   More »

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My best friend…

aprile 12th, 2012 | Posted in surfing |

The wind blows and shouts louder and louder, it arrives on time as a friend, I have hunted it everywhere and as soon as I found it I rejoiced. It is my best friend, it carries gifts so desired and expected  from far away, it rocks me and caress me for hours until it gets me drunk with his gusts. I’m grateful, but now i’m bewildered, with a heavy head I close my eyes and everything slow down starting to flow peacefully. The time now unrolls fluid as eternal waves that make me slip away forever.

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One thousand km of surf hunting

marzo 13th, 2012 | Posted in surfing |

This time i wished doing some true surf hunting, i really wanted to drive no matter the distance or the time it tooks… I was looking for the best spot available chasing the swell that was blowing and turning fast around sicily. I have run for more than 1000km from coast to coast during 3 days, meeting some of the oldest friends and many new ones. I found the most genuine hospitality and friendship and some very good surf conditions. Enjoy and share the true surfing spirit!

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The perfect swell

febbraio 5th, 2012 | Posted in surfing |

After fifteen years of surfing in Sicily a few times I’ve seen a combination of favorable factors all together, in order to create a perfect swell like this. The direction from North West give the right angle to the swell to hit all the spots on the north and west coast, the wind was practically absent, the period between waves pass the rare limit of 10-seconds and the buoy swing from 3.9 to 5,6 meters, ​​that would normally only see with the wind blowing at more than 40 knots. But this time everything went different, at seven in the morning the waves were already well formed and not a leaf was moving. For once the swell was perfect.

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Journey around Ericeira & ITW with Josè Brito

novembre 7th, 2011 | Posted in interviews, surfing |

text & photo copyright Helmut Berta

I just got back from Portugal and the memories, still vivid in my mind, harden into images that will accompany me forever. I should have been there to see the final phase of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, but unfortunately airline tickets purchased a month earlier were not in tune with the weather. I was at the airport while the final part of the contest was on and  Adriano De Souza beat Kelly Slater one barrel after the other. After a few days spent in Peniche to check the spots of the area I moved further south in the world surfing reserve of Ericeira.

Ericeira is certainly the place to stay, a small and genuine fishing village with dozens of different breaks for every level and taste, halfway between Peniche and Cascais, it’s easy to find a house or a room in one of the hostels,it’s one of the most friendly place i’ve been and people take care of you. More »

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Winter is coming

ottobre 18th, 2011 | Posted in surfing |

As usual the first storm coming from north east marks the beginning of the winter season and with it the arrival of larger swells. Winds from the N/E that have affected this weekend of mid-October brought heavy waves on all sicilian sides. And now enjoy these images full of water from the north coast …Sicily rules!   More »

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The day after…

settembre 22nd, 2011 | Posted in surfing |

“The wind knocks me relentlessly, its whisper still resounds in my ears, sometimes blurred images flash before me.”

“Il vento implacabile mi stordisce, il suo sibilo ancora rimbomba nelle orecchie, a tratti immagini sfocate mi balenano davanti.”

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Until next swell…

agosto 31st, 2011 | Posted in surfing |

“Summer is fading away, but memories stay with us until next swell…”

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July’s ecstasy!

agosto 2nd, 2011 | Posted in surfing |

Dopo l’ euforia di Luglio siamo di nuovo qui a cercare tra le mappe dei venti qualche corrente che alimenti le nostre speranze di una surfata d’agosto… nel frattempo di questa spasmodica ricerca, ecco qualche istante immortalato in una delle ultime giornate a Magaggiari. More »

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