pororoca

Twice a year, between the months of February and March, the Atlantic Ocean waters roll up the Amazon river, in Brazil, generating the longest wave on the Earth. The phenomenon, known as the Pororoca, is caused by the tides of the Atlantic Ocean wich meet the mouth of the river. This tidal bore generates waves up to 12 feet high which can last for over half an hour. (via pinterest)

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Last month I worked on a project with waves4water and loduca that my friend Vava put together. We flew into Macapa Brazil to catch a boat that would take us 24 hours up the Amazon river to surf the tidal bore wave, “the pororoca”. After surfing the wave we went into the surrounding villages to teach the people how to use the 200 water filters we brought with us. I get to do a lot of really fun shit, from survival school to boat trips in Sumatra but I can easily say that my time on the Amazon was one of the coolest trips of my life. Thanks Vava, W4W, Guga and our trusty guide Serginho Laus.

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I will experience the start of my adventure in less than 30 days from now.  I look forward to the last week of my trip of finding Mi, when I spend it surfing the Pororoca.  Wow!  I have chillz… I can’t wait!!!

Mi…

Abyssal Shaft Raid Team poster (with names translated)

Hara posted a draft of this poster some time ago, and then it was colored in for a BD bonus.

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http://www.planetemerson.com - A documentary about a surfable tidal wave phenomenon which occurs in the Amazon called the Pororoca. Presented by Nissan: Japan and documentary narration voice over by Christopher Emerson.

Agência do Ano no Prêmio Pororoca

A AG2 Publicis Modem foi eleita Agência do Ano pelo prêmio Pororoca 2011 “Fenômeno Brasileiro”, promovido pela Associação Brasileira das Agências Digitais (Abradi), que anunciou os vencedores no último dia 9.

A agência também foi premiada nas seguintes categorias:

Ação RichMedia
Prata: “Camaro Street View”, da AG2 Publicis Modem para GM

Campanha Interativa
Prata: “Camaro”, da AG2 Publicis Modem para GM

Hotsite
Ouro: “Chevrolet Camaro”, da AG2 Publicis Modem para GM