26 Aug 2006 23:27:15
Algarve, Portugal

Hello, hello!

Good to see most of you still chatting here.

The girls and I are headed to Portugal soon for some surf and sights.
I know some of you were thinking of going there once upon a time and I
was wondering if anyone except Neal ever made it there for a surf trip.


I reread Neal's story about surfing there. Thanks for keeping that
post up, Neal.

Any advice or tips to share would be appreciated. Please just post
here as my email is no longer valid.

Thanks!
Joanne, aka JVM



27 Aug 2006 03:21:57
Re: Algarve, Portugal

Hey JV, long time no AS!

I went there 2 years back on some biz, didn't see all that I wanted but
had a great time, the ppl are cool if you let em be. I checked up on
surf prospects around Lisbon since I had to be there and now is the
right time to go. Algarve is the tourist mecca so I wouldn't
necessarily aim for there.. and just politely say no to the street
vendors etc..
I'm coming half way round the world to be near your neck of the woods
next week, you keen to go for a surf?




joanne@alwayssports.com wrote:
> Hello, hello!
>
> Good to see most of you still chatting here.
>
> The girls and I are headed to Portugal soon for some surf and sights.
> I know some of you were thinking of going there once upon a time and I
> was wondering if anyone except Neal ever made it there for a surf trip.
>
>
> I reread Neal's story about surfing there. Thanks for keeping that
> post up, Neal.
>
> Any advice or tips to share would be appreciated. Please just post
> here as my email is no longer valid.
>
> Thanks!
> Joanne, aka JVM



27 Aug 2006 03:27:22
John
Re: Algarve, Portugal

Hi Jo! I took the family several years ago. My son and son-in-law took
boards (rented a VW van at the airport in Lisbon). We went during the
winter (non-tourist season). The beaches were splendid but the surf
flat for the entire period other than up the coast. If you get bored,
drive over to Seville, Spain. Quite a city!

Have not seen you at Cardiff Reef lately, hope all is well!

John
> joanne@alwayssports.com wrote:
>
>> Hello, hello!
>>
>> Good to see most of you still chatting here.
>>
>> The girls and I are headed to Portugal soon for some surf and sights.
>> I know some of you were thinking of going there once upon a time and I
>> was wondering if anyone except Neal ever made it there for a surf trip.
>>
>>
>> I reread Neal's story about surfing there. Thanks for keeping that
>> post up, Neal.
>>
>> Any advice or tips to share would be appreciated. Please just post
>> here as my email is no longer valid.
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Joanne, aka JVM
>>
>
>


27 Aug 2006 11:35:23
Re: Algarve, Portugal


coffin_spit@weedmail.com wrote:
> Hey JV, long time no AS!
>
> I went there 2 years back on some biz, didn't see all that I wanted but
> had a great time, the ppl are cool if you let em be. I checked up on
> surf prospects around Lisbon since I had to be there and now is the
> right time to go. Algarve is the tourist mecca so I wouldn't
> necessarily aim for there.. and just politely say no to the street
> vendors etc..
> I'm coming half way round the world to be near your neck of the woods
> next week, you keen to go for a surf?

I'd love it. I'll email you to coordinate. Thanks for the reply.

J



27 Aug 2006 11:51:31
Surfer Bob
Re: Algarve, Portugal

joanne@alwayssports.com wrote:
> Hello, hello!

Hey JVM,

Nice to see your face around here for a change. Take pictures, write us
a surf story when you get back! You childless professional surfers sure
make us hunkered down parental types jealous with your long distance
surf trips. Check my latest surf report and imagine how ready I am to
get away from the maddening crowd for a few waves.

How's your Portuguese?

AwooOOOO!!!
Surfer Bob



27 Aug 2006 12:01:48
Re: Algarve, Portugal


John wrote:
> Hi Jo! I took the family several years ago. My son and son-in-law took
> boards (rented a VW van at the airport in Lisbon). We went during the
> winter (non-tourist season). The beaches were splendid but the surf
> flat for the entire period other than up the coast. If you get bored,
> drive over to Seville, Spain. Quite a city!
>
> Have not seen you at Cardiff Reef lately, hope all is well!
>
> John

Hiya John,

Bummer that the surf was flat for you in Portugal. But "flat" for some
people can be fun to us (as long as it isn't literally flat). I hope
that isn't the case for us but I'm sure there will be plenty to occupy
us if that happens.

You haven't seen me at Cardiff because I've been surfing near my house
this year...whatever is in bicycling distance. It's been a blast to
bicycle to the beach before work, just go out, nearly every day, no
matter the conditions and always on my shortboard. I end up having so
much fun when I could swear I'll only be getting exercise that day.

When are you at Cardiff? I drive right by it on weekdays and can dust
off the longboard and join you sometime. Actually, I briefly took my
longboard out last weekend to join my in-laws in the lineup. I forgot
how much fun longboarding can be.

Great suggestion on Seville. Maybe we'll give that a go.

Joanne



27 Aug 2006 12:31:52
Re: Algarve, Portugal


Surfer Bob wrote:
> joanne@alwayssports.com wrote:
> > Hello, hello!
>
> Hey JVM,
>
> Nice to see your face around here for a change. Take pictures, write us
> a surf story when you get back! You childless

I tried to surf today with my gf that has a 1 year old. She ended up
not getting child care and bringing her son to the beach instead. That
cut into my play time in the lineup so I feel your pain. ;-) Now I'm
going to have to surf again since I didn't get enough this a.m.

The kids are very cute but I am spoiled with freedom.

>Check my latest surf report and imagine how ready I am to get away from the >maddening crowd for a few waves.

I will if I can find it fast. I get A.D.D. looking for stuff online!
It's hard enough to focus on just finishing a post.


> How's your Portuguese?

Liv is learning it for all of us and is threatening to order all sorts
of evil food for us if we don't learn it ourselves. I'll learn sign
language all over again so at least one of us can communicate with CJ .
I'm still not good at signing but it's pretty fun to do once I get
going.
You can have all these quiet and private conversations in the lineup
and that comes in handy.

I guess I'll learn enough Portuguese to be polite.

>
> AwooOOOO!!!
> Surfer Bob



27 Aug 2006 12:31:57
Re: Algarve, Portugal


Surfer Bob wrote:
> joanne@alwayssports.com wrote:
> > Hello, hello!
>
> Hey JVM,
>
> Nice to see your face around here for a change. Take pictures, write us
> a surf story when you get back! You childless

I tried to surf today with my gf that has a 1 year old. She ended up
not getting child care and bringing her son to the beach instead. That
cut into my play time in the lineup so I feel your pain. ;-) Now I'm
going to have to surf again since I didn't get enough this a.m.

The kids are very cute but I am spoiled with freedom.

>Check my latest surf report and imagine how ready I am to get away from the >maddening crowd for a few waves.

I will if I can find it fast. I get A.D.D. looking for stuff online!
It's hard enough to focus on just finishing a post.


> How's your Portuguese?

Liv is learning it for all of us and is threatening to order all sorts
of evil food for us if we don't learn it ourselves. I'll learn sign
language all over again so at least one of us can communicate with CJ .
I'm still not good at signing but it's pretty fun to do once I get
going.
You can have all these quiet and private conversations in the lineup
and that comes in handy.

I guess I'll learn enough Portuguese to be polite.

>
> AwooOOOO!!!
> Surfer Bob



28 Aug 2006 09:40:31
NZed
Re: Algarve, Portugal

Hey JVM
I had a friend who surfed south portugal
check out this for info
http://wannasurf.com/spot/Europe/Portugal/South/index.html

Looking forward to your report

NZed

<joanne@alwayssports.com > wrote in message
news:1156660035.398169.57610@74g2000cwt.googlegroups.com...
> Hello, hello!
>
> Good to see most of you still chatting here.
>
> The girls and I are headed to Portugal soon for some surf and sights.
> I know some of you were thinking of going there once upon a time and I
> was wondering if anyone except Neal ever made it there for a surf trip.
>
>
> I reread Neal's story about surfing there. Thanks for keeping that
> post up, Neal.
>
> Any advice or tips to share would be appreciated. Please just post
> here as my email is no longer valid.
>
> Thanks!
> Joanne, aka JVM
>




27 Aug 2006 19:04:23
OBsurfr
Re: Algarve, Portugal


<joanne@alwayssports.com > wrote in message
news:1156660035.398169.57610@74g2000cwt.googlegroups.com...
> Hello, hello!
>
> Good to see most of you still chatting here.
>
> The girls and I are headed to Portugal soon for some surf and sights.
> I know some of you were thinking of going there once upon a time and I
> was wondering if anyone except Neal ever made it there for a surf trip.
>
>
> I reread Neal's story about surfing there. Thanks for keeping that
> post up, Neal.
>
> Any advice or tips to share would be appreciated. Please just post
> here as my email is no longer valid.
>
> Thanks!
> Joanne, aka JVM
>
JVM,
Good to hear from you.
Does your husband miss me at my former place of employment?

Unemployed Floyd




27 Aug 2006 21:57:54
Re: Algarve, Portugal


OBsurfr wrote:

> JVM,
> Good to hear from you.
> Does your husband miss me at my former place of employment?
>
> Unemployed Floyd

The place has gone to hell without you. Even the VPs are sitting in
cubicles now.

At the Q, your name gets dropped on surf.mail like you are a rock star.



28 Aug 2006 04:04:49
OBsurfr
Re: Algarve, Portugal


<joanne@alwayssports.com > wrote in message
news:1156741074.872684.247860@75g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
>
> OBsurfr wrote:
>
>> JVM,
>> Good to hear from you.
>> Does your husband miss me at my former place of employment?
>>
>> Unemployed Floyd
>
> The place has gone to hell without you. Even the VPs are sitting in
> cubicles now.
>
> At the Q, your name gets dropped on surf.mail like you are a rock star.
Wow! Now if I could only turn that into a source of income!
LOL!




28 Aug 2006 15:41:22
Tony Malasadas
Re: Algarve, Portugal

<coffin_spit@weedmail.com > wrote:
> Algarve is the tourist mecca so I wouldn't
> necessarily aim for there..
>

Yup. Full of Brits, Krauts, and other assorted Eurotrash.
And, if you're going to learn Portuguese, at least study
the 'continental' dialect, and not that fukked-up 'Zillo crap.

--x--
Tony
Eu falo um pouco Portugues




28 Aug 2006 10:05:41
Neal Miyake
Re: Algarve, Portugal

joanne@alwayssports.com wrote: <snip >
> I reread Neal's story about surfing there. Thanks for keeping that
> post up, Neal...

You're very welcomed. The names were thinly veiled so you should have
no problem finding the spots. Arri's was so good. B__iches was a
beautiful cove, as was M__izos. Take lots of pictures!

sponge