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.
Chris careca Moutinho.