The story starts here. We get a request from a canadian dude who spend the last 6 months in Hawaii and is now in Europe. In Peniche and ericeira region to be exact. He writes us on Instagram. (Very cool to see that this medium actually is useful other than just a good spot to share the best foto of the day.) His message is pretty clear. He can surf but wants to get barreled.
Good forecast is high expectations.
Honestly, I love this kind of request. I explain that the conditions here are very often not as epic as maybe in ericeira and peniche. But, if it all comes together- at times- you can score super fun waves with not many people around. If you know where to go. (and get a little lucky.)
The forecast looks amazing and we got our barrel hunter down to the algarve in time.
The tricky part about such a good forecast is often that the expectations are to high. And with that there comes frustration. The other way around is often true as well. With a shitty forecast you can have the most fun sessions. But this same session will feel like shit if you got promised super good waves.