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Scoring in Coxos, Portugal, Euro Thrash continues...

Words and photos by Volcom staff photographer, Tom Carey. Check out additional Euro Thrash coverage from our friends Wasted Talent and Surfline who joined us on the trip.

The second day of the trip was one of the best days of surf we've ever seen. We scored firing Coxos, The Cave and Crazy Left. The wind cooperated, the swell pumped and we took advantage of what Portugal was delivering. Coxos was going loony as our cavalry pulled up to the carpark. Charly Quivront, Alex Botelho and Willy Alioti wasted no time trading off eight foot tubes out the back while Noa Deane jumped in shortly after. Everyone seemed to get spit out of a barrel. It was crazy. But in the distance, we could see The Cave trying to do its thing. The tide just needed to drop. Gony Zubizaretta and myself were getting antsy to give it a whirl, so we waited. And we're glad we did.

Gony put on an absolute amazing display of surfing at The Cave when it started to turn on. Gony is somewhat of a new residenta of Ericeira, but he surfed the wave like he grew up there. For anyone that doesn't know the place, it's as heavy as it gets. Boils pop up out of nowhere, rocks are visible just feet from the lip and a nasty shelf sits just feet away from a wipeout. Tiago Pires once broke his back out there. It's usually empty as no one wants a piece of it. But Gony lit the place up. He got three of the best waves we've ever seen out there. His first wave was a standup barrel wide enough for him to comfortably stretch his arms out in. Noa was also frothing to surf The Cave more than anyone and it showed as he got a few insane slabs to himself along with Gony.

Ryan Burch was also amongst the crew and surfed six-to-eight-foot crazy left by himself for a few hours, carving the wave to hell on his handshaped asymmetrical masterpiece. It's seriously a sight to see him on those boards and it's safe to say he's carved out a nice little niche for himself.

Even after a terribly long day of surfing, we still managed to find the strength to put a few beers back. The days are quite long in Europe. We didn’t even eat dinner until 10:30pm that night. The Americans were getting hangry and all the Euros were having a good laugh at it.

The following day was back to the beach break. And again, we were greeted with playful three-foot surf rolling off this amazing sand bar. It was icing on the cake after the extravaganza we had the day before. We could die happy. The forecast looked pretty grim after that run of swell, so we decided to pack up our gear and hightail it 10 hours to Hossegor. We went like 90mph and made it in seven hours. Not an easy task with three cars. We strolled into the Volcom France House around 10pm and called it a day.

 

Alex at the castle that sits on the point at Nazare. I think he feels comfy there.

Alex at the castle that sits on the point at Nazare. I think he feels comfy there.

Willy thought Noa never listens to him. He got the point.

Willy thought Noa never listens to him. He got the point.

Burch and his quiver. Those boards right there can surf anything

Burch and his quiver. Those boards right there can surf anything.

Burch getting stylish at “Crazy Left”

Burch getting stylish at Crazy Left.

Alex at Coxos. He got spit out of that one.

Alex at Coxos. He got spit out of that one.

Burch surfed Crazy Left buy himself for a few hours. Lucky dog.

Burch surfed Crazy Left by himself for a few hours. Lucky dog.

Gony's performance at The Cave was downright amazing. I didn't know he had it in him.

Gony's performance at The Cave was downright amazing. I didn't know he had it in him.

Burch soaking it all in.

Burch soaking it all in.

Noa with the Wasted Talent 16mm camera. Always the conneisuer.

Noa with the Wasted Talent 16mm camera. Always the connoisseur.

I wonder what Burch was thinking right here in the board dungeon?

I wonder what Burch was thinking right here in the board dungeon?

Burch again at Crazy Left. I'd imagine the Portuguese version of the name sounds better.

Burch again at Crazy Left. I'd imagine the Portuguese version of the name sounds better.

Charly Quivront absolutely ripped the bag out of Coxos that day.

Charly Quivront absolutely ripped the bag out of Coxos that day.

Willy banking at Coxos.

Willy banking at Coxos.

Charly midway through an alley oop at Coxos.

Charly midway through an alley oop at Coxos.

I think Charly caught like 10 waves in 30 minutes that night. That’s a photographer's dream.

I think Charly caught like 10 waves in 30 minutes that night. That's a photographer's dream.

Charly was the only guy not to wear boots out there at Coxos. The rocks are psycho out there especially at high tide. People get tweaked coming in over the reef.

Charly was the only guy not to wear boots out there at Coxos. The rocks are psycho out there especially at high tide. People get tweaked coming in over the reef.

Charly again. See what I mean?

Charly again. See what I mean?!

Charly again at Coxos. There's two parts to the wave and if you can connect them it makes for an amazing ride.

Charly again at Coxos. There's two parts to the wave and if you can connect them it makes for one amazing ride.

Charly post tube gouge.

Charly post-tube gouge.

Noa was absolutely freaking out at the idea of us getting to surf The Cave. The wind cooperated for an hour or so and we lucked into some absolute gems.

Noa was absolutely freaking out at the idea of us getting to surf The Cave. The wind cooperated for an hour or so and we lucked into some absolute gems.

Gony on his first wave. I've never seen someone come out of a barrel more happy than Gony did. Dude gave me a hug after.

Gony on his first wave. I've never seen someone come out of a barrel more happy than Gony did. Dude gave me a hug after.

Noa stalling for the last section. The boils are so sketchy there.

Noa stalling for the last section. The boils are so sketchy there.

Gony on his second wave out there. I've shot that wave like 5 different days now and this was by far the best but most inconsistent.

Gony on his second wave out there. I've shot that wave like five different times, and this was by far the best, but most inconsistent.

Noa again trying to give Gony a run for his money.

Noa again trying to give Gony a run for his money.

Noa at Coxos. He absolutely annihilated this wave. Would have been a 10 on tour!

Noa at Coxos. He absolutely annihilated this wave. Would have been a 10 on tour!

Willy gave it a go on his backhand. Probably the worst wave ever to surf backside. He ate shit on a few but came out unscathed.

Willy gave it a go on his backhand. Probably the worst wave ever to surf backside. He ate shit on a few, but came out unscathed.

The biggest, meanest set came in right when we were paddling out. It was insane. If we had just gotten out there an hour earlier. Damn!!

The biggest, meanest set came in right when we were paddling out. It was insane. If we had just gotten out there an hour earlier. Damn!

Noa packs light at the beach.

Noa packs light at the beach.

Traveling with 12-15 people can be tough at times but somehow we pulled it off with laser like precision. The vibes were amazing on that trip.

Traveling with 12-15 people can be tough at times, but somehow we pulled it off with laser-like precision. The vibes were amazing on that trip.

Actu + videos

Film
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