Christmas Eve at the Praia da Barra

It’s not just in Australia that you can head to the beach at Christmas, despite what everyone might be led to believe. Last Wednesday, Christmas Eve to be precise, we were fortunate enough to enjoy a pleasant afternoon at the Praia da Barra. It might look tranquil, but there were lots of freestyle surfers enjoyingContinue reading “Christmas Eve at the Praia da Barra”

Freestyle surfers at the Praia da Barra

I managed to get to the Praia da Barra on Sunday. It’s been the first time for a while but it was a beautiful day; clear blue sky, decent waves and not too cold (especially with my gloves and little hat). There were a fair number of surfers out, along with SUP riders and aContinue reading “Freestyle surfers at the Praia da Barra”

Back to the Praia da Barra

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 positionContinue reading “Back to the Praia da Barra”

Tough times at the Praia da Barra

The last few months have been difficult for the Praia da Barra. Late last year the Salinas Bar was destroyed in an arson attack, and this was followed soon after by heavy storms that swept away most of the beach, including most of the bar/restaurant Casa Demar. We lost a third bar, the Offshore Bar,Continue reading “Tough times at the Praia da Barra”