Amazing Surfing Photography by João Bracourt.
João “Brek” Bracourt spends almost all his life in the water: at the age of eleven he began with the Marlins, with 14 years, he first stood on a surfboard and his biggest passion, surf photography, he discovered with 35 . Growing up as Bracourt in close proximity to the coast, then take the sea water more or less with the breast milk. He was born in the Portuguese coastal town of Figueira da Foz (200 kilometers north of Lisbon), but lived most of his life in the South of Portugal, only one paddle stroke away from the best surfing beaches in the Algarve. Again and again he emphasizes it: The ocean is my home, and for me the best playground on earth. Meanwhile, the Portuguese is 42 years old and still spends every free minute in the water – whether it’s surfing, fishing or taking pictures. A friend gave him some seven years ago, an underwater housing for his camera then – from that point Brek began (as his friends call him) with the first surf photography attempts in the rough waves of the Atlantic. A year later, the budding surf photographer broke up for three months to Indonesia, there to learn the art of surf photography properly and deepen its existing skills. The planned photo course he never visited, instead he taught himself everything yourself at. Thousands of photos were taken on this trip, among other things, on the islands of Mentawai, Telo and Baniak. Nothing was fascinated by the self-taught over the paradise waves photo scenery and life on Indonesia. In the following years, Brek traveled five times the world’s largest island nation and contributed countless other surf destination in Europe. The former hobby has become for him a profession: Today Bracourt is one of the most renowned surf photographers in Europe. He accompanied Top surfers such as Nic van Rupp on his surf trips through Europe or photographing the Hawaiian Garrett McNamara at the Big-wave riding in Nazaré. Some of his photos have made it onto the front pages of well-known national and international surf magazines. Last year belonged to the Portuguese to the top 250 finalists of the Red Bull Illume 2013, the world’s largest competition for action photography. The reason for this was the SW-recording from a wave of Sumatra (see below).
“João Bracourt is a surfer, a fisherman and one of Portugal’s most popular surf photographers with photos published in the best surf mags including The Surfers Journal, Stab magazine and Surf Europe. For whudat he exclusively put together some of his favourite surfing images from recent photo shooting trips.”
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