Photo: Tim Kemple
Rio de Janeiro is the most crazy beautiful metropolis we have ever seen. Danger and fun lurk around every corner. Just driving around is fully sharp end. The favelas are huge and teeming, the beaches are covered in bare flesh and the big cliffs thrust right out of the coastline and through the city. The rock is incredible, the temps are brutal. Luckily, we are getting the royal treatment over at our crashpad — the luxurious HQ of surf label Bintang. Diogo Barboza and the Bintang crew, together with locals Hugo Langel and Lucas “Jah” Marques, are full-time fixers, shooting second camera, climbing for the camera, and caravaning us to every new location. If it wasn’t for them we’d probably be dead by now.
Things are much too crazy for us to blog here. So once again we refer you to Renan and Cedar’s Vertical Carnival Dispatches, where those guys continue to kill it on the video blog.