Interview with Alex Mussolini:
What made you decide to visit this spot?
‘I was in Europe, the forecast looked good for my home break Castelldefels and cameraman Brendan Pyatt was free! It was perfect!’
Most memorable moment?
‘When I went to pick up Brendan: he was the first person ever to come to film even if it was just for one day to catch Barcelona on fire hahaha.’
Move of the day?
‘One wave-360 and the first move of the day: as I went out I got a big ramp and did a really nice backloop!’
Best thing about the trip?
‘Wind, waves, some sun and Brendan filming everything.’
Worst thing about the trip?
‘It only lasted one day…
What were you looking to achieve on this day?
‘Really just show some fun from Barcelona and catch the best moves for the upcoming umi DVD.’
What planning went into the trip?
‘There wasn’t any planning really... the forecast looked good, I called Brendan and he flew over the next day! We tried to be at the beach as early as possible, but the wind never came until mid day, Brendan was freaking out!’
What were the conditions like?
‘There is only one beach in Barcelona, called Castelldefels, it is really long. There’s a point break which unfortunately I never get to ride because I travel too much. On this day the waves were about logo high and the wind was super gusty, say 4.0m weather.’
You used JP here, though you just changed to RRD. Is this a way to thank JP?
‘When the clip was shot I was still on JP. I think that my relationship with JP for five years has been great, and sailing at my home spot with amazing conditions was a way to say goodbye to JP with a clip. Thanks guys!’
Can you describe the kit you used on each spot?
‘I used my 4.0m NeilPryde Zone with my custom JP quad board but just two fins!’