Friday, April 30, 2010

Are the Gods mad at us?????????????????

The last two weeks were pretty crazy.I arrived in Rio de Janeiro-Brazil and they had the most rain in the last 40 years.So, imagine how it was.I have only one word to describe - CAOS.
Anyway,me and my son julian had a long flight and were stoked to be in Rio for two weeks.I had to check on sitkas surfboard production and get things moving a bit since lots of people got afected by the rain and could not make to work.My presence was very important to make sure all boards were being finished and on time.
I surfed a few waves and got to see a lot of my friends.This time a year Rio gets lots of swell.We did have a great time apart from knowing that lots of people were in some real bad situation due to the rain.I tried to help by donating clothes to the ones that really needed it.
Well, getting back to the crazy rain.Had to do a bit of running around since some people could not make to work for a week due to their houses being destroyed by the rain and some people lost loved ones in several mudslides that happened around town.It was all over the news in Brazil and I am not sure if it made the headlines in the major newspapers around the world.
It is crazy to see that things like that are happening quite often.What is happening to our world? Are the gods mad at us or we are the ones that are leading the world to an end?
Seriously,and now a huge oil spill just happened.Come on,lets do our part and fight for a better world.
I am going to Indo soon to be part of an article for SBCsurf magazine.
Hopefully everthing will go smooth and I have some good stories to tell.
As a surfer and a human being I try my best to teach people the good things I learned in life.On every trip I go and every person I meet I try to leave a good impression.
Cheers,

Chris careca Moutinho.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

RC Wetsuits,cold water, Sitka boards,PB and more...

It has been a good week.I have being trying to work and surf as much as possible.Well, surfing is also work and this week has being a long day at the office.Starting last monday waves were quite fun and stayed really good until thursday.For sure wednesday was the best day of all days I had this season or maybe in the top 3. Wednesday,I arrived at the beach around 10:30 and waves were getting bigger and better until the last light in the sky.Considering that we are at the end of our surfing season, this week was the best of all for sure.It was great to test some gear that was sent from Rip Curl and also some new boards that i got from Sitka.Surfed with some new gear that Rip Curl is developing to serve us with the latest wetsuit technology and warmth in the frigid waters of Canada,oh well they already do that but i mean even better stuff.Some really interesting material and technology makes me think that people will start thinking more and more about exploring this side of the world.This one wetsuit I have is thinner than normal and so flexible that surfing real cold water like we have up here it is definetely not an issue at all and more like a pleasure to be able to enjoy surfing and nature in some remote areas on the west coast of Canada. I also was pretty stoked to try out some new boards I have.I have being working on my perfect board for a few years and got some dimensions that i am pretty happy with.I decided to change the wide point of my boards, abit of the bottom concave and also the rails and they are working really good.This last week was just amazing surf.Conditions were awesome every day helping me to try out all this new gear. Life is good and in the next few weeks there is a lot more to be done.
Going to Brazil in 2 days,then back to Canada for a week and finally surf some perfect waves in Indonesia.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisjucarol?feature=mhw5

Thanks to:

Rip Curl,sitka Surfboards,Electric eyewear and Power Balance.

Cheers,

Christian "careca" Moutinho.
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