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It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the Praia da Barra to photograph the freestyle surfers. This hasn’t been deliberate, a combination of other commitments and a minor health issue means I haven’t been able to get out much. But for the first time for a long time I was in a position to go to the beach.

 

We got there in the afternoon, and it was a lovely day. The sun was past it’s highest and was leaving lovely long shadows across the beach. It was windy, of course, and sadly the waves were not ideal with lots of closeouts, but there were a few hardy surfers braving the water which made it all worthwhile.

 

Because of the closeouts, the surfers didn’t manage to get too many waves, but for a firt time out for a long time, I found it refreshing just to watch them. Here’s hoping I get back out again soon.

 

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