ANOTHER DAY WITH THE APPLETONS
Words, Photography and Film by : Xue Gil Guidonet
Have a look back on the first story : " A Day With The Appletons "
“Ahhh, who else than the Appletons ? ”
People ask this question very often when they see them in the water, and to be fair, it's understandable. One look is enough to know that they are not like the average. Their interest for the classic and the “weird” surfing, their unique style, their taste in music and even the way they dress is their unique stamp.
After spending a weekend with them this summer, I knew I had to come back to Portugal and spend some more time with them. So, as soon as I could, flights were booked and I was heading to Lisbon.
Barely stepping a foot off the plane, we were already making our way to the beach. It was a beautiful summery-like 27th of October and the waves were wanting some logs to surf them. Lisbon is not especially well known as a logging paradise, but you can find some pretty fun long waves if you know where to look, and I was definitely with the right people.
The first day left us a sweet taste in our mouths, after 3 hours of pure fun gliding alone with up to 4ft perfect waves. You never get bored shooting the Appletons, they are always joking around and having so much fun that they convey that feeling onto everyone around them.
During the next 11 days, I visited Diogo in his shaping room, where all the magic happens. They showed me their hometown, some local tasty food with some adventures in between. The weather conditions changed a lot during the journey, but this never affected the good vibes we always had.
Before I knew it, it was time to head back to Barcelona, but not without fitting in a last morning surf.
Appletons… Thanks for the epic vibes, I’ll be back soon!