The sun, the sand and the deep blue sea

I've been a sailor once, and in a career of two decades, have made a living riding these waves, sometimes as placid and still like a mirrored lake, and other times raging with fury devastating whatever comes in its way. My escapades with the camera on the shores of Brazil bring together this collage of adventurous athletes who dare to tame the seas

surfing the waves

The rope dance

Dance of thrill on the tide of life. The balance between the do's and the don'ts. 

The go and the no go. Familiar and the unknown. Exotic and the mystic. Boring and overwhelming. 

As I steady myself on the tip of this liquid mountain, I remember the times when I have tumbled 

and have had falls. But eventually, I did scale many a walls

Learnt over time and again, the life and it’s norms; that steadier the ship, will sail through the storms 

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surfing excerise

I look up to life

Unaware of what the future holds, prepping to face the torrent called life

With broad shoulder and skin tights, I am ready with my armour for this roller coaster ride

With my heart under a constant attack, there is no turning back with a promise  to give everything I have

Challenges break me, they make me, I am a believer, I dont let them defeat me

I don't fear falling, I don't fear sinking, what I fear is not getting back on my feet right after that 

Hoping to  overcome all hurdles of this journey, keeping my best foot forward to sail through these waves

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surfind in deep water

The dare devil

Gliding through the waves, I feel the adrenaline in my veins 

The rush of blood and the God of winds hold my reigns 

As I fight against the inevitable to survive 

I know that I will crash and eventually dive 

What seemed like a fantasy is now my reality 

No, it isn't just a good time, but this adventure is a state of mind 

And with me ride many more surfers, touching the skies 

We are the dare devil, fear us as we hit another tide

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surfind lady

The smiling Samara 

Smile a smile to 

sparkle Samara,

Smile a smile to dazzle 

my soul Samara;

One smile for my heart 

to bloom

Your one smile to cast 

away the gloom;

Those shining pearlies 

and the glossy lips

My dancing heart as it 

skips and  flips 

Though just in thoughts, deep rooted in my mind, 

 A decade away, bringing 

the past to unite beneath 

the time’s flowing tide. 

You are no longer here 

but my musings hum around your smile, Samara 

With these memoirs, I will walk a million miles, Samara

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surf board

...& I wait for the storm 

As the first rays of the new born sun hit the sparkling sand and washes away the darkness of night from the deep dark seas, I stand on the shore waiting for my tide. 

I see them rise and crashing at my feet, 

but these are still not mine, cause I will 

fight only the mighty, not the weak. 

There is this storm within, and then there is fear, but determination; there is rage to run, but there is calm beneath the feet; there is commotion, but there is peace within the mind. This is my storm and this is my Zen

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surfind beach

With only my shadow beside me 

I walk with my launcher, 

not knowing where to go,

I only wish to get caught

In the parallels of lifeThat waves teach us so.

I wish to chase my dreams

As I ride with the flow

For one bad surf day

Can’t stop my show.

Until then,

I am a lone wolf in this capricious expanse

Who wishes to conquer 

Yet is humbled by 

its power

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father and son

My dad, My Hero

I don’t know what the others think of you, for me all that matters is that My Hero is you.

Your shinning shoes and your handsome jacket; 

your strong hands and softest heart, held my little finger as I started to walk.

Once the most dignified man everyone knew, you now sit frail yet surrounded by your crew.

You may not be able to walk by yourself

But I shall lift you in my strong arms

And help you take those baby steps

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swimming in the waves

Ocean & Art

An ocean so magestic

Like a dance floor

Makes me dance to its tunes 

And put up a grand show

I ride the wave

With its highs and lows

Painting a canvas

That sparkles as the sun glows.

It makes me perform

The best that I can

Like an artwork of some sort

That brings contentment to my heart.

It gives me peace

Yet wanting for more

I ride the wave

Like never before

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lady in bikini

I am the Mermaid

Infinite power of the sea dwells me in, as I walk past the soft sand into the rolling waves. 

Am I seeking for treasures that are hidden deep?

The ocean roars as it sprinkles the salt on my wavy hair... it is nothing but soothing music to my soul. 

My mind already swims at those depths, which many would drown in. 

Is it my imagination that is beyond any fear ? 

Or is it the sea that is setting me free... 

My dreams won’t stay just my dreams. I am the mermaid and I float in turquoise sea. 

As I seek for treasures, that are hidden deep

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surfind expert

My Wave 

I dream of a wave

Larger than life

Where every second is a magic

That I want to ride.

With a surf board in my hand

And a vision in my mind

I embark the curving tubes

With adrenaline rushing down my spine.

A chase that I want to win

With no fear in my heart

I step on the board to a shaky start.

The waves come crashing

Washing me off with salt water

But my goal they couldn’t alter.

The ride soon seemed smooth

As if I belonged here

I was riding the wave

The wave, that I had conquered!

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