Stephanie Gilmore Blog: Rio De Janeiro

Here are a couple of shots from a recent trip to Rio De Janeiro, for our 5th stop on the ASP world tour.

Rio is one of the most beautiful places in the whole world! Every human must go on a trip to Rio for a Brazilian cultural experience.

I ended up coming 5th in the event, which I was pretty disappointed with but things like that are forgotten quickly when you get to travel around and see the beautiful sights of another country.

The Beach

Photo credit: Stephanie Gilmore – shot on the Nikon 1 J1

This first shot is from a beach called Arproador, where the contest was held for a few days to begin. On the other end of the beach you can see the favelas (slums) that are built along the side of the hill, which really makes for a contrasting subject next to the wealthy hotels on the beach.

Photo credit: Stephanie Gilmore – shot on the Nikon 1 J1

Coco Ho and her Dad Michael. Hawaiian surfing royalty!! Coco won the Nikon expression session at the Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic in Sydney and was telling me how excited she was to be shooting her travels with her prize, the AW100.

Photo credit: Stephanie Gilmore – shot on the Nikon 1 J1

This is a beautiful sunset one afternoon at Barra da Tijuca, where I stayed for the event. One of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen! Brazil is so colourful, and has such a wonderful character, I can’t wait to return.

Photo credit: Stephanie Gilmore – shot on the Nikon 1 J1

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