Alex Brown reports from Brazil
Posted Tuesday 2nd October 2007
Sept 3rd - Sept 30th
Welcome to Brazil! It was the first time I had been down here, and I couldn't wait to try out the new 08 kites. My flight left from London for Fortaleza, via Lisbon, where I encountered huge delays and experienced why cheap airline tickets are cheap. TAP, Tap Air Portugal, the national airline, might as well stand for Try Another Plane.
Delayed in Portugal
The complimentary hotel, however, was badass.
I met up with the Best crew in Brazil the next day. Peter Stiewe, Bill Kraft, and Big Alex were there.
Bill, Peter, Gavin and me, at the restaurant at Isca Del Sol
That week a few more people flew down including Gavin and Alvaro, and then we started work on the new Nemesis HP promo video and product shots.
After the Nemi stuff was wrapped up, I helped out Bill on the slider. It's so ghetto. The supports used to be in the water, but as it's so windy every minute of the day over here, the sand fills the lagoon and in no time the slider was sitting dry out of the water.
We held a huge poker tournament one evening to celebrate Katie's birthday (Katie and Mark are Best Dealers down here, and run a posada in Taiba … www.revolutionkiteboarding.com .)
Katie, the Birthday Girl
Kara, staying with Katie here in Brazil, got some good cards in her first game of poker ever and took the winnings! NICE!
Kara, the Poker Champ
Katie and Kara
Big Alex and his girlfriend Veronica
Before Shots (note: the "tilt angle" of the shotglasses, by nationality)
Now time to get up early and work on the 08 Waroos ...