Lara Valente, Summer in Rio - Verao no Rio.

Lara Valente – Summer in Rio. Verão no Rio. Film/Edit by Ruy Neto.

Lara Valente, Summer in Rio - Verao no Rio. Lara Valente - Summer in Rio / Verão no Rio. Film/Edit by Ruy Neto. Description via Surfando: During summer, Lara walks by beaches and waterfalls of Rio enjoying three amazing swells. About to graduate in Medical school, she enjoys her vacation before going through the last semester in college and the residency test. But now with more energy and the memory of an endless summer... Durante o verão carioca, Lara passeia pelas praias e cachoeiras da cidade maravilhosa aproveitando três incríveis ondulações! Prestes a se formar em medicina, ela desfruta suas férias antes de enfrentar o último semestre da universidade e a temida prova de residência médica. Mas agora com energias renovadas e na companhia de memórias de um verão sem fim... Film/Edit: Ruy Neto Surfer: Lara Valente Music: "Celso Fonseca E Cibelle Cavalli" - Ela É Carioca; "Mas Que Nada" - Jorge Ben Jor

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Lara Valente - Summer in Rio surf video. Verao no Rio.
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Photo Friday: Silvana Lima Double Grab Frontside Air on Jettygirl.com

Unlike most of our readers I've been alive since the first shortboard airs were attempted. Early on they were scoffed at and labeled as "tricks for kids." Despite the backlash of the early days though, I can vividly remember even the grumpiest on-the-wave-face-only surfers saying things like, "If someone could do a functional air to make a section though, that would be acceptable." Fast forward a few decades to the modern era and it's an accepted fact that high-performance surfing also includes air time. Huge spins, flips and tweaks aside, punting airs to make sections isn't as commonplace as I'd think it would be in 2011. Enter Silvana Lima at Lowers this past summer. I was only able to shoot with Silvana once this summer and as always, it was jaw dropping. It was a gray day but she just lit up the place with huge snaps, lofty rotations and a double-grab over the section pictured here that had the beach in full applause. Even a photo sequence doesn't do it justice. In my memory, the (missing) points between shot #1 and shot #4 were crazy as she moved forward to even out her flight path for extended distance. It looked really technical and gave me a little glimpse into how insanely talented the Brazilian surfer is...while others are just trying to launch into the air, Silvana is up above the lip so often that she now has time to think and adjust to make the flight even better. Must be nice to be that good... Silvana Lima punts a frontside double grab in California. Surfing photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Frontside air by Silvana Lima. Surf photography by Chris Grant of Jettygirl Surf Magazine. Silvana Lima airs over a clean section in California. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Silvana Lima double grab at Lower Trestles. Surfing photography by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Online Surf Magazine. Silvana Lima landing a double grab air at Lowers. Surf photo by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Silvana Lima sequence. Surf photos by Chris Grant, Jettygirl Surf Magazine. Silvana Lima in So California. Surf photos by Chris Grant, Jettygirl.com Photos: Chris Grant / Jettygirl.com
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