Another big wave with a portuguese accent

Marti Paradisis has conquered the Surfing Life Oakley Big Wave Awards 2013, held in Australia.

The “Biggest Wave” of the year was awarded to Marti Paradisis, who scored a huge slab in Pedra Branca, Tasmania.

Pedra Branca (…) means “White Rock” in Portuguese. According to historian Kenneth McIntyre, Pedra Branca is one of only two Australian places with a name of Portuguese origin, the other being the Houtman Abrolhos islands in Western Australia.


God save the king


Mike Hastings of Jerilderie,  a forklift driver by trade, passed away in Australia at the age of 71. According to British history, he could have sat on the royal throne instead of Queen Elizabeth II.

He was a descendant of England’s House of York, whose dynastic struggle with the House of Lancaster became known as the Wars of the Roses, dramatised by William Shakespeare.

The same old story, in-breading and illegitimate children and all other sorts of playing with the crown jewels.

Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon

Rock fans and wine connoisseurs with a taste for anything from dry reds to sweet whites should find something to please their palates. “AC/DC “The Wine” will be released in four products:

“AC/DC Back in Black Shiraz”
“AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato”
“AC/DC Highway to Hell Cabernet Sauvignon”
“AC/DC Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc”

«‘Cause the walls start shaking
The earth was quaking
My mind was aching
And we were making it and you –
Shook me all night long»

Redondinha amarela nos antípodas

Começou na madrugada de Domingo o Open da Austrália e a minhas noites mal dormidas.

Bernand Tomic, WOG[a non-Anglo-Celtic European, esp. from Southern or Eastern Europe (e.g. Greek, Italian, Balkan, Slavic, etc.)] australiano, no ano passado fez suar Djokovic em Wimbledon e ontem venceu o Verdasco na primeira ronda.

Já tinha ganho o coração da Donay Meijer e ontem o coração de todos os aussies.

O descanso do guerreiro

A lenda viva do rugby league Darren Lockyer terminou ontem a sua carreira como jogador a marcar o último ensaio e a falhar “escandalosamente” o pontapé de conversão, sem comprometer a vitória da Austrália na Four Nations.

Os brasileiros dizem das selecções de rugby, “reclamaríamos deles se entendêssemos o que eles jogam”.

Assim sendo, ontem foi o jogo de despedida do “Pelé” australiano deste rugby mais duro que o habitual.