FRANCISCO ALVES IN PORTUGAL - 'That's Life'
Time at home with the Rip Curl team ripper Xico.
When you think of Portugal it's usually the reefbreaks of Ericeira, the thumping beachies of Peniche or the balmier southern lineups of the Algarve that spring to most people's minds. But here Portuguese youngster Francisco Alves shows you a different line. Less exposed to the North Atlantic than the breaks north of Lisbon, the Rip Curl team ripper enjoys some crisp sunny winter shred at home along the less popular beachbreaks south of Lisbon on which Xico was raised. “I started surfing here at 7, I love to live in Caparica and it’s where I want to life forever!"