Well sort of. Early today Tchello and I met with a Brazilian FBI official in hopes of pulling some strings to get the two skis from last year released from customs. At this point we have jumped through every hoop that has been put in front of us and we still the boats are sitting in some customs warehouse accruing storage fees while they rust. So this was a last ditch effort. Pierre is going to the customs office with a lawyer in Sao Paulo in hopes that he can do something there, (both skis were shipped in his name.) But I don't expect him to have too much luck.
I put my motor together today, so all is ready to drop in when the hull shows up. The days are counting down, and still the hull has not left Sao Paulo. At this point, the hope I'm hoping it will be here Thursday. There is a chance it will make it Wednesday night, but when you factor in Brazilian time, that translates to Friday at noon...so...yea.... I don't know what it will need that I did not bring, but I am sure there will be something. Any way, no point in stressing over something I can't control. I will get it, and get it together eventually. I don't have to ride till Saturday.
The rest of the day here was great, I rode Tchello's XT600 around the island. Sat and watched some surfers down at Jouaquina Beach. There is a WQS event just North of Floriano this weekend as well. A few of the guys out there were just killing it, so I guess the must be in town for the contest. Either that or there are some insane locals here that should be on the QS. Then I spent a couple hours this evening at a gym just out side of Lagoa. All in all another great day! Just wish I had a ski to be getting dialed in on.
Looks like tomorrow is going to be more of the same. This is a great place to just hang out. But anyone who know me knows I don't just hang out all that well. The wind has been really blowing in the afternoon the past couple of days. Maybe I can find something to sail in the lagoon. Last year Liz and I tried wind surfing, but the board was the size of an aircraft carrier and the sail was the size of a table cloth...wound up not being all that much fun. Also, that was when our room got broken in to and I got all my stuff stolen. I think I will try and find a boat tomorrow.
Prelim surf reports are for the a swell to start hitting Friday at 2 meters, holding through Saturday and Sunday is Supposed to be 3-4 meters!!! Wind Fri and Sat out of the North = good because that is sort of side/off shore at the contest site. Sunday strong out of the south = nasty on shore. Good news is there will be surf and plenty of it. Looks like Sunday will be bigger than last year here. And last year here was big and good. Only time will tell....