Saturday, July 7, 2012

Windsurfing People


Guincho Beach
The westernmost part of the Sintra Mountain Range stands in the background

21 comments:

Kate said...

Looks like there's going to be some serious and colorful windsurfing.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The mountains make for a dramatic shoreline! Nice colors on the sail and board.

Arija said...

Lovely waves rolling in, did you go out windsurfing?

Birdman said...

Hood River in Oregon is a hotbed for this kind of fun.

Lois said...

Believe it or not, I used to windsurf when I was younger! I'd be afraid to try it now though.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like a beautiful beach on a gorgeous day. I am surprised there are not more people out. It must be early or late in the day, judging from the long shadows. The position of the sun to the left makes be think it is late in the day and you are facing north.

JM said...

@Arija: No, I'd rather watch them. :-)

@Dave: You are right, I took this shot around 8pm yesterday.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What an incredible vista in the background JM, love the composition of this image, can't believe you took it at 8pm..it's all dark and cold here at that time..well I guess it is winter.

Lowell said...

A gorgeous panorama. The entire Sintra area is beautiful. Love that beach. I've not done any windsurfing, have you? It looks like fun, though. I'd probably give it a try if I was younger.

Re your comment about the goat: That's our daughter's place in south Florida. She has a bunch of goats. The darn things eat the weeds but not the grass. It's crazy but I saw it with my own eyes!

TexWisGirl said...

better athletes than i...

Halcyon said...

Looks like a nice day to be on the water. Hope they have some wind. :)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful beach and a great capture for the day. I love the mountains and beautiful skies! The windsurfers look like the ones who fill our beaches, too! Enjoy your weekend, JM!

Sylvia

Sharon said...

Looks like a beautiful place for this adventurous sport.

Rob and Mandy said...

When the surf is on, you just have to go, dude! It's karma.

La Principessa Errante said...

A sport enjoyed around the world - how cool! Gorgeous spot!

RedPat said...

Wonderful location! I guess they are done for the day.

Kay said...

This is popular - I've seen it here (the fellow was airborn more than he was surfing), on San Francisco Bay, and Hawaii. As much as I enjoy the water, I've never been envious of windsurfers.

Randy said...

Awesome capture. Look like there is one person out there in the distance.

Cezar and Léia said...

Lindissima foto!Jovens de sorte em aproveitar tão lindo dia de sol na praia!
Abraços
Léia

Gemma Wiseman said...

An interesting perspective of this beach scene! Gorgeous mix of light and shadow in the foreground and misty light in the background!

NixBlog said...

Nice candid shot, Jose.