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The Inertia

Time is measured in tides here, and happiness is measured in waves and currents. Instead of “Hi, how are you?” it’s “Hey, how are the waves?”

Throughout the year, surfers are roaming around Peniche, looking for perfect waves. They stand on the shore, reading the ocean, their eyes jump from one wave to another. And then they dance–warming up and stretching before disappearing in the waves. “Be water, my friend,” said Bruce Lee. And it looks that it’s really possible here.

Waves, Tides and Hundred Waters is a movie about ordinary guys and their not-ordinary summer in Portugal. Surfing is not only about professional surfers and their amazing skills. It’s the way of life, attitude, commitment, connection with nature, friendship, exploration, discoveries, fun, challenge, and self-improvement.

I spent the whole summer in Portugal among a bunch of guys from different parts of the world (Argentina, UK, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, etc.) with different stories, different experiences and different future plans. They all came there to surf and have a great time together. And they did. I was around all the time and captured their everyday life: surfing, hanging out, eating, skating, having barbecues, playing games, and partying. The small details and brief moments are what matters the most.

Surfing Portugal: waves, tides and hundred waters from Berta upe Tilmantaitė on Vimeo.

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