Another contest is over and another victor has been crowned. I was happy to get to Portugal but have learnt many new lessons on this trip. Firstly my visa must be done sooner, get to contests with time to spare and stop stressing about the small things. Portugal was an unbelievable place with incredible people who always have time for you. I have been able to make a new family and enjoy the people around me that much more. Working with Spex as much as I could and having good times with mates is what makes these travels that much better.

In the contest I unfortunately could not get waves and got knocked out of the mens heats early in the round 3. I was then able to fight my way through the rounds in the DK to end up going man on man with the current world ranked no. 1 and went down by .30 to him in a tightly fought heat. Thanks to all the support from everyone and the constant support from family and friends back home.

Have just arrived in Rio De Janeiro for the Rio Bodyboard Pro this week and will be updating the blog over the next couple days. Stay tuned for updates!

Farewell dinner for the Saffas at Isabels.

Farewell dinner for the Saffas at Isabels.

Farewell dinner for the Saffas at Isabels.

Farewell dinner for the Saffas at Isabels.

Getting some wings before my heats in Portugal.

Getting some wings before my heats in Portugal.

Amazing fire sunsets in distance as we got some pictures in at Praia Grande

Amazing fire sunsets in distance as we got some pictures in at Praia Grande

Sacha Spex pics. Absolute guru at everything he does. No its fine!

Sacha Spex pics. Absolute guru at everything he does. No its fine!