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Morning-Session Video

Hey guys!
As it’s a very busy spring for me (with more content coming soon) – I keep it short this time. Here is a small Gopro Video from a light 4.4 session very early morning last week.
 

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SEEN 4 – Tarifa

In my new Video SEEN 4, I take you to Tarifa, in Winter. What in Winter?! Yes, you heard right. I spent already a few winters there, for some good reasons. Everyday different conditions: waves ,chop, flat, strong, light; SUP, good match for my budget, lots of space on the water, high level. Anyways you can read on this page already a lot about Tarifa. So here is SEEN Episode4.

 

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Surfworldcup Neusiedl

After 3 years without any competion I took part on the Surfworldcup Neusiedl. After my first ever towin behind a jetski the wind kicked in last minute Sunday midday. Anyways after sailing pretty good before my heats, the wind picked up really strong and I was really overpowered on my 5.2 and my brandnew 100l Flikka Freestyle Compact, so I had a hardtime against French Superstar Nico Akgacyian, who took me down in the end. Anyways I know I can do better than 17th – so I will probably also go to Tarifa for the next stop of the Tour, to show my skills.  Anyways I also got some good Coverage, also on the Austrian TV.

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SURF 4/2017

In German Surf-Magazin (Issue 4/2017) I got some Pages about my Homespots around Lake Neusiedl and Zicksee. Hope you like it. I really wanna thank Manuel Vogel for publishing it, Mo Brinnich for a hard day of watershooting, Benni Schön for helping me out with some additonal pictures and Theresa Kellner for helping me with the Text!

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JBL E55 BT

Some time ago we were shooting this video for the IFA 2016:

 

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Tarifa 2017

After some years of Tarifa break, I finally made it back to the small town in South of Spain. Like always winters there bring a huge variaty of conditions. I was on all my sails from 3.7 to 5.2. I was pumping in flatwater on 5.2  and thought my hands are falling of with my 3.7 in Waves. Anyways I found out that 4.4 Pure is my personal magic sail and I really love it.

After not Windsurfing for a quite a while it was very hard. I thought I could straight sail like in Brazil – EEEEHHHM NO. It got better every session, and with the mix of conditions I felt that as soon it got a bit easier – I am already very confident on ducking the sail. One day could be really good, but then the next day you sail again in very gusty conditions and you have a hard time crashing a lot although its flat.

Beside that we worked on two Videoprojects for JBL and Under Armour. We finished up both already. One is featuring a Headphone called Heartrate and the other one the brandnew JBL Flip 4. Like always it was great fun to produce this Imageclips.

Pretty soon I will release the next Episode of SEEN. It will be about this whole trip to Andalucia, this time we have less footage than normal. But the rawcut looks already really promising of a just very beautiful Video.

 

And when there was no wind?! Yes, SUP 🙂

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Autumn 2016

That’t it. The End. With the winter about to arrive and my last session in freezing conditions just done yesterday I am closing the saison in Austria at this point. This year the autumn was really not delivering like the last years. Sad. Anyways I scored some session on the lake and one amazing full power bridge day in vienna – probably the strongest day I ve ever sailed there.

The new 2017 Gaastra Pures are really awesome. What I like the most about them?! Compared to the 2016 sails the pressure moved a bit more forward, so the sails pull less on the backhand and more on your fronthand. You feel less overpowered and the sail duck got a bit easier, cause the sail depowers a bit better and as it has less power on the backhand you can do the ducks a bit slower.  Especially the 4.4 is a weapon. If I would have to choose one sail I could use everyday 4.4 is the one. I think I did my biggest airskopu ever with 4.4 under the bridge. I ve never been that high before I am sure…I love the sails..

Future plans?! I don’t really know. There is some interesting project coming up very soon and then I would like to go windsurfing in some warmer places…What I also found out for myself, I don’t like pure flatwater that much anymore…so I am probably about to start to get into the waver a lot more next year…there are few destinations I am thinking about to round it up to a small worldtrip: Canary Islands, Tarifa, UK, Oman, Sri Lanka, Brasil, Cape Town, Maui…but as the past showed me making plans is good – but in the end everything is different anyways! So probably the best is to set the goal to: sail as much as possible with all my friends all over the world

Over and out

BR

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Brazil 2016

Thats it. For Brazil 2016. What an amazing time…

The last two months past really fast. First my friends at me stayed in Jericoacoara – a pretty known spot 😉 With my Buddy Chris (ccfilms.at) I was shooting for Seen Episode III – The Vision. Seen III will be very different to the last two episodes – so I am excited to show my baby to the world. It should be out very soon and couple of JBL Clips for the IFA, which will also appear on Facebook and other Social Media Channels.

Anyways. Jeri was very cool, but the wind made a bit of a slow start and I was everyday on 4.6 for the first one or two weeks in July. What I like about Jeri is that it feels like coming home. Everybody is happy to see you and it feels very familar, so the first weeks were a lot about catching up with Edvan, Aurora, Hugo, Jonathan, Jamilson, Renato, and my more!!!  Then suddenly the wind came back to the normal strength and I was lot on my 4.2. Classic Jeri Conditions. We tried to make a lot out of it and Chris filmed quite a bit with his new waterhousing and the new drone – some of the shots are insane – be prepared…

Same time my girlfriend (yes I am in a serious relationship finally) dropped by and we had some lonely evening sessions where she learned to Windsurf really good. Suddenly she felt ready to try new spots, so we started to drive around a bit. With the whole Crew we hade pure soulsessions in Lagoa Paraiso and River Guriu.

After six weeks Jeri it was enough and time to move on. I heard a lot about a spot which is called „Maceio“ close to Camocim. So Jo Meyer (a lot of my pictures a made by him), Luki, my brother Mo, Theresa and me started the adventure into the unknown. Sadly Chris was staying behind in Jeri (I still dont know why really haha).

Maceio is a crazy place. Yes it’s true, if they tell you there is not much. But there is enough to have a happy life. We were living in nice house next to the beach. The Buggygarage was our surfstation with our rigged sails. The owner was mega nice and cooked fresh fish, soup and Langosta for us very often.

Max Brinnich Maceio

Windsurfing in Maceio was quite tough. Its crazy strong, the waves have a bit more power and with the wrong tide its mega choppy – but with the right tide this place is amazing. But its good to bring a lot of equipment – the boys were killing the boards and the sails haha. Unluckily my brother hurt is foot on the first day and could not sail anymore – but in the end he was still happy us the life next to the sea is amazing with all the friendly people around.

A few times we were riding to Camocim for some pure flatwater – but I realized quite soon that I like the powerfreestyle conditons with the small waves in Maceio much much more – you can throw huge culos, konos, shakas, shifties…and its flat between the waves as well.

Thank you to Edvan and Aurora, Hugo, Jamilson, Fabrizio, Ana, Omar, Jeri250, Kitezen

Flikka Compact Freestyle News

The Magic Board

Flikka Compact Freestyle

It was about three years ago when I started thinking about making a really short freestyleboard. This was actually the first (and only) board I built myself. Vicky (the board) was about 215cm long and 60 wide – actually it didnt work that bad, but it was just mega heavy. In the meantime I signed up with Flikkaboards and we progressed their freestyleshape. At the point where I thought the board doesnt need any change I tried a small „Compact Waveboard“. From that moment on the „short“ freestyleboard was back into my mind. So I asked Luka about building a proto – I ended up taking a 210cm long 90l Freestyleboard to Capetown and everybody was really sceptic, me too! During the trip I was using the proto more than the normal board, because I fell in love from the very first moment on. Although there were quite some things which were not perfect.

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Towin fun

It’s finally summer! Which means hot and warm weather without wind haha. ok we got some thunderstormsessions lately. Last weekend I spend some hours in St. Andrae close to Podersdorf on another lake called Zicksee. We used the Max Matissek Winch a bit and had great fun. My friend Jo did a good job with the winch and lovely Theresa took some pics.  I am working a lot on the double spocks and chacho in towin – stay tuned!

Beside that thanks for more than 25k Views on Seen Episode 2 – Frozen Fingers. I wasn’t expecting that and it even makes me more motivated for SEEN 3. Hopefully some Southeast wind is kicking in soon to score some bridge sessions before I leave to Brazil!