sábado, 12 de Abril de 2014

Cheer Wetsuits

É com enorme prazer e orgulho que partilho com toda a gente esta notícia. Juntando aos meus actuais patrocínios Sniper Bodyboards, Churchill e Justlikebb, assinei contrato recentemente com a marca Australiana Cheer Wetsuits!

É um sonho ter a oportunidade de criar uma nova relação com uma marca proveniente de um país que é o centro deste desporto e criada por gente apaixonada pelo oceano. Sinto-me grato por ver o meu esforço e dedicação a ser reconhecido internacionalmente e é sinal que ainda há marcas interessadas em apoiar bodyboarders.

A relação que desenvolvi com a Austrália é uma relação muito especial e este contrato acaba por ser uma nova forma de me manter relacionado com este país. As pessoas, o deserto, a natureza selvagem, as ondas e a partilha fazem todas elas parte das pessoas que estão por detrás desta identidade e com a qual me identifico.

É uma grande vantagem porque para além de nos ajudar-mos mutuamente a desenvolver as imagens de cada um, vou estar suficientemente quente e confortável para dar o meu melhor dentro de água.

Podem contar também com a presença da Cheer Wetsuits no novo projecto Gypsy The Series como principal patrocinador!

Na equipa já constam nomes como um grande amigo meu Dylan Beach e o surfista Max Longhurst.

Para mais informações sigam:


Hey boys,

It is with great pleasure and pride that I share this news with everyone . Joining to my sponsors Sniper Bodyboards, Churchill and Justlikebb I recently signed with the Australian brand Cheer Wetsuits!

It's a dream came true to have the opportunity to create a new relationship with a brand from a country that is the center of the sport and created by passionate people who loves the ocean. I am grateful to see my effort and dedication to be recognized internationally and is a sign to everyone that there are still brands in bodyboarding who are interested in supporting athletes.

The relationship I developed with Australia is a very special one and this contract turns out to be a new way to keep connected with this country. The people , the desert , the wilderness , the waves and the sharing between humans and nature makes part of all of the people behind this identity and wich I identify myself with.

It is a great advantage for both because together we can help each other to develop our images, and I will also be sufficiently warm and comfortable to give my best in the water.

You can also count on the presence of Cheer Wetsuits as a main sponsor on the new project The Gypsy Series!

On the team theres already a very good friend of mine Dylan Beach and the surfer Max Longhurst.

For more information follow :


quarta-feira, 19 de Fevereiro de 2014

Frontón & Agujero by Carlos Padilla


Canaries 2014

In the beginning of February and after finishing my semester at uni I decided to fly to the Canaries to go after this perfect swell for El Frontón. Well, it happens that this 4/5ft swell turned into a 10ft close out Frontón and the first days we ended up surfing in Agujero or what some people use to call "La Tuberia". Had some pretty decent tubes but unfortunately for my travel mate and photographer Ricardo Amaral, the wave breaks to far away for he's lenses and we couldn't managed to make any decent shot. It was still pretty amazing because It had been a while since I had a good barrel session and to train some pocket surfing.
After 3 days our local mate Miguel Romero arrived home from Erasmus and we moved to his place which was great because after this being my 4th time in Gran Canaria I finally had the sensation that I was having the chance to really know the place and the true Canarian culture! It definitely exceeded my expectation and ended up meeting some of the most beautiful places I've ever been!
By the end of the first week without surfing Frontón we finally saw another 2 possible surfeable days! The hype was strong and we ended up scoring both days. First day it was pretty windy and sketchy but I guess Ritchy took me one of my favourite shots so far that made the trip worth it haha(guess you would have to wait a while to see it). This day saw my mate Zé getting absolutely demolished by a thick set wave landing straight on his back! It was one of the gnarliest things I've ever seen and he ended up dislocating his foot. I guess it could've been a lot worse...
Day after and we had the opportunity to score Frontón again. This day was really good with no wind and good size but it was packed! Was pretty hard to get waves but ended up being a good free surf challenge and got me amped to start being a bit more competitive in the water. I guess it will be my main goal for this year because free surfing is getting really competitive these days and sometimes when the waves are pumping and it's crowded you have to learn to deal with it and place yourself wisely.

Well, even without scoring as many days of surf as we wanted it was definitely a remarkable experience with all the wonderful people that we met and good times we had, plus the amazing weather unlike Portugal's freezing winter!

Thanks to everyone specially Zé Pastel, Miguel Romero and he's family to let us crash at their pads and for the amazing hospitality!

With Love,


The Portuguese Issue by Vert Magazine


Double page of me shot by Ricardo Amaral:

Single page shot by me:

segunda-feira, 13 de Janeiro de 2014

Summer Claim

Made myself productive and did this rad simple clip.
Filmed: Tomás Paiva Raposo

Summer Claim from Gypsy on Vimeo.

Gypsy The Movie

A coupla months ago me and my good mate Manuel Barbosa did our first bodyboarding feature. It was definitely the greatest experience I had so far related to the movie scene and it was quite a challenge! Even without having any financial profit with it, I consider it such a pleasure to do things that keeps the bodyboarding spirit alive and both me and Manuel are more than keen to keep working on these sort of projects.

Hope you enjoy and have fun watching it!


visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GypsyTheMovie

sexta-feira, 15 de Novembro de 2013


Rotoscope from antonio saraiva on Vimeo.

A small test of classic animation.

quarta-feira, 13 de Novembro de 2013

The Farewell Issue by Vert Magazine


segunda-feira, 30 de Setembro de 2013

The Gypsy Situation

Hello world, it's been a while since I wrote a note, an article or whatever in this "diary". We live in a world which everything goes straight to social networks like facebook, twitter or instagram. I'm not gonna lie, I'm a client as well so that's probably the main reason I haven't payed much attention to this page. I definitely need to pay more attention to this diary because it makes me listen to myself and organize what's going on in my life, specially when you get back to real life and need to settle back down.
So, what's been going in my life lately... Well, I pretty much took a two month holiday to come back to Australia for another season and still got the chance to go to France and Spain. Meanwhile I delayed a project to start a new one which it's good anyways. It's kinda like giving one step behind to give 2 steps forward. I'm talking about Gypsy The Movie, it was suppose to be out by the end of july but we had some technical problems with our computers right in the end of it. What we can tell you is that the edit is almost done and we already have a place for the premiere!
Unfortunately you wont be able to see the Australian footage on this feature. We decided that it will be part of our second project, the reason we took that decision it's because we made a shit load of footage that probably was enough to make another Gypsy and this first one we want to make it a bit more experimental to see how things goes and make sure the second one will be better.

Don't worry guys, I got back to uni, Manuel got 2 jobs and we still want to make these movies real!

See you soon

quarta-feira, 24 de Julho de 2013

As Cores de Lisboa

As Cores de Lisboa from antonio saraiva on Vimeo.

I was really glad to be the cinematographer of this movie. Despite the lack of production, it was a challenge to make the image of a story inspired on the movie "Modern Times" from 1936. It's also a bit special because the last scene was recorded at my grandmother's place and it's such a good décor for any photography and art director.
Thanks grandma!
Good job fellas

segunda-feira, 15 de Julho de 2013

The Weekend (Australia)

I can't stop thinking about the weekend I had last year as soon as I arrived SA. It was probably the best weekend of my life! I remember my good mate Dylan picking me up in Adelaide telling me excited that we have to hurry up because waves were gonna be pumping in an 8hour drive from there.
We picked up Jake, packed some stuff and simply disappeared! I was so exhausted from 48hour flights that spent those entire 8hours sleeping like little baby jesus!
On the next morning we woke up near that famous lookup and it was fully pumping!
A few people rocked up to that place but we couldn't be bothered, there was plenty of good time for everyone and ended up making some new friends, including two young blokes that pretty much carried me the whole trip which I'm entirely thankful. Thank you Josh and Vaughan, these guys are possible the best and funniest guys in town!

Right now, I'm finishing another semester of works and studies, and starting to pack all the stuff for another season on the great southern land.

Thanks Jake Seabrook for capturing some of the best details of that weekend!

See you guys soon!