Unfortunately I have to start this week off on a bad note because I learned over the weekend that Brazil’s Continental Trails have been plowed once again. The trails were originally torn down back in 2014 after some disputes with the city, but just a few months later the locals were able to work things out so that they could rebuild. I don’t know any of the details surrounding why they were torn down this time, but it appears that the city didn’t honor their word that they gave to the locals. My condolences go out to the dudes down there who worked so hard to resurrect the place. I hope they can find a new location someplace where they won’t have to worry about something like this happening again.
I’m always excited to see anything from the second coming of Brazil’s Continental Trails, but this quick edit of Glauber Gaban ripping the place has me exceptionally stoked!
I love reporting news that isn’t about a set of trails getting plowed! This is actually the complete opposite, as it’s the news about the rebirth of Brazil’s legendary Continental Trails. As you may remember, a couple years back the locals lost their long battle with the city to keep the trails. While they were eventually able to reach an agreement, it came several months after the trails had been torn down. Seeing this as an opportunity for a fresh start, they set about completely rebuilding the place better than it was before. I’ve admiringly been watching the progress via social media ever since the rebuild began, and I’m ecstatic to finally see this video of people once again roasting at such a historic site in the Brazilian trails scene!
One of my favorite things about doing Can You Dig It is seeing all the different trails and scenes from around the world. The Continental Trails were the first set of Brazilian trails that I was aware of. I don’t know what it is but the place just seems like it has a really good vibe going on. Victor Frezza was kind enough to send over some photos that he shot the other day during a laid back Continental session. Hit the jump button and then you’ll be able to click on the pics to make them larger.