Skate photo of the trip was with my old Nikon F4 film camera. Johnners. Frontside grinding the big round bowl at Park Radical. Photo: J. Hay

Whip’s surf & skate bachelor party – Portugal

Sometime around the beginning of last year I received an email from my buddy Whip in England, whom I had met through my friend Scott Madill in London while skating and couch surfing around Europe back in 2005-2007. Unfortunately, Scott tweaked his back hammering some concrete a week before departure and had to miss the trip. I was honored to be invited to Whip’s “Eel Do”, which in colloquial terms is a bachelor party where him and the lads from Cornwall and London were heading to southern Portugal in search of waves, skateparks, and some boozing before he tied to knot.