Hi, I´m João Bracourt aka Brek. I was the first portuguese surfer/photographer to explore the Sumatra region. Published in The Surfers Journal, Stab Magazine, Surf Europe, etc. I am a TWOTHIRDS sentinel, protecting what we love.
Besides surfing for 27 years, I have done many covers and spreads in mags like Stab, The Surfers Journal, Hardcore, Surf Europe, Surfnorge, Fri Flyt, Surf Portugal, Onfire Surf, Vert, etc. I have also been publishing regularly in Surfline, Magicseaweed and other top surfing websites. I have made WQS Posters, ads for various clothing companies and contributed in the books Sumatra – Return to paradise, Ericeira Surfing Reserve and Portugal Surf Guide. Also shot video for the national television channel RTP.
My work has been shown in galleries all over Portugal and recently did a water photography workshop in UALG University. My latest cover of Surf Portugal Mag was awarded Cover of the Year.
After a lot of travelling and with more than 10 Sumatra boat trips on my back, I´m refocusing on my country mysterious coastline and it´s magic islands: Madeira and Azores and still find time to get a barrel or two.