UK female wave champion, Sarah Bibby is currently training out in Brazil, readying herself for the upcoming season. Traveling around with boyfriend Stef Hilder, the two have already had quite the adventure. Here are our favourite shots and extracts from Sarah’s blog…
‘Since the day in Santiago we have been in the water everyday. We went to Topocalma on Saturday, about 45 minutes away with down the line perfection.’
‘Yesterday, there was an earthquake that measured 7.1 on the Richter scale about 100 miles away. We came in from our session and were de-rigging on the beach and felt the whole beach move, but originally we thought we were just dizzy in the heat. It only lasted about 10-15 seconds (a minute at the epi centre), but was one of the strangest feelings I have had. We packed up quickly and went up the hill to the Tsunami save zone pretty quickly, but luckily nothing happened. The locals all seemed pretty worried as the last one two years ago wiped out alot of the village. There was no damage, just some things moving around and falling over, and a few more rocks on our road to the beach.’
‘I can’t wait to see that place mast high as it looked perfect peeling down the line and there was no one but the three of us there.’
‘Finally, the hot tub did get hot, after we put a lid on it to heat up!’
Check out more from the female champ on her blog: sarahk349.blogspot.co.uk and keep an eye on our sites for a full feature coming soon. Comments below.