Oi Rio Pro 2015, the brazilian stage for World Surf League

I think I might have already mentioned somewhere in the past of this blog that my husband loves surfing. Although lately he hasn’t been practicing his favourite sport as much as he would like to, it doesn’t mean that we haven’t been following what is happening in the Surf World.

My little boy, although not practicing surf yet, had already got curious about this sport. Specially after watching the 20 year-old brazilian boy, Gabriel Medina, winning the 2014 ASP World  Tour, and making history being the first brazilian winning the most important surf event for pros.  I myself have to admit that also started to get interested  in this sport and started to watch with my boys (husband and son) the surf competitions on TV.

When we knew that the second stage of The World Surf League 2015, would be held in Rio, in Barra da Tijuca, our favourite beach in Rio, we had to made plans to watch at least one day of the event.

So today, we woke up early and headed to Barra da Tijuca beach, at the point called Postinho, where the event is taking place until May 22nd. Before Round 2 started we watched some surfers training surfing the big waves of Barra da Tijuca.

It was very fun to watch those professional and famous athletes surfing in the waves of our favourite beach! My son got very excited to see some of the most famous professional surfers in the World like Mick Fanning and John John Florence just a few steps away from him

Unfortunately we wasn’t able to see Gabriel Medina, but my son managed to take a picture with his Father, Charles, and that was enough to make him happy.  We had a lot of fun and of course, I took a lot of photos that I share with you now.

I hope you like them!

If you are in Rio right now, even if you are not very keen on Surf, check by yourself a little bit of Oi Rio Pro, it would be a nice excuse to visit Barra da Tijuca beach.

Check the Event Guide at the official WSL website for some tips.

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