After pumping Xmas time in Nazare it was time to get back to the Island which has really turned into a second home for me over the years. Countless trips, the best memories and the amazing hospitality of my friends there will always keep me coming back. To be honest this wasn´t a winter for the place but even getting skunked there has to be better than the funnest days at home. It gave me a chance to snorkel along the notorious spots to check the bottom contour and find out why these waves hold any size you´re willing to handle. At the end of the trip there was a good swell and it seemed that slowly the good patterns are kicking in again. It´s not exactly the place you would expect the biggest fireworks in the world but for some reason these guys decided to blow the place to bits every year and put on a proper show for cruise-ships, old german tourists and the whole population of the island. Even at 2 ft. the place taught some lessons and showed that it´s really fickle and demands a lot of patience and commitment once the place gets firing.