After 5 years I am back in Fuerte Ventura. It’s windy everyday and sometimes it’s even too windy. Before I came here I got a new Freestyleboard from Flikkaboards. It’s a compact Freestyle 207cm long, 62cm wide, 90l big. It’s awesome as usual. So I wanted to give this little baby a own Video and as there was a huge hightide we did a small session in the lagoon. Unfortunatly the Waterhousing steamed up very fast – so its just a few moves and positive vibes. As I got a new Freestylewavesboard aswell – there will be another Video soon 😉
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.
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.
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
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.
What should I say…I was expecting a bit more…I don’t know, I had a really nice time with my friends, but from the Windsurfing side it was just not as good as expected. We were driving and searching wind like crazy and we found almost wind everytime – but the conditions were not often really nice.
I was sailing a lot on different lakes and almost never on the sea. If you read through a list of the spots I ve been to it sounds like this Sandvlei-Rietvlei-Brandvlei-Brandvlei-Brandvlei-Rietvlei-Sandvlei-Doodles-Rietvlei-Melkbos-Brandvle-Rietvlei-Rietvlei-Doodles(hahahahaha) – yes, Doodles is a Bar, I know cheers to my brus Adam and Flo.
Anyways whats really positive about the trip to Capetown is, that I could finally test the Compact Freestyle from Flikkaboards – which is already such an amazing Freestyleboard. There is just a bit finetuning missing to make it overall perfect, but believe me! This board is crazy in moves. Can’t wait to ride it in strong starboardtack conditions hehe…Thanks to Luka Jures for involving so much in the development of this Skateboard, aaaah Windsurfboard 😛 (but it feels more like a Skateboard)
I am not sure I wanna do a Seen Episode from Southafrica, as I am just not happy with the clips I got, and I think Seen should be a highquality thing – BUT there are still two episodes in the making from last year..Roadtripping and Vienna, I just wanna step it up with a few more clips soon.
Wow. That was an busy time. I try to summarize it! Since I ve been back from Brasil I ve been twice to Croatia. Got some mega nice Boradays with my Buddy Adam Sims. As you know I love the easy life, sleeping in my van on the beach – wakeup, enjoy the sunrise, spend as much time Windsurfing as possible and have a good time with my friends. Here are a few pics of my two trips to Liznjan 🙂
On the last trip I picked up my new Freestyleboard from Flikkaboards in Slovenia. Luka Jures made me a new winnershape and Tony gave the board his unique Color. Afterwards we got some serious Bridge Condtions in Vienna. My brother and Chris from CC-Films helped me producing some new Videos coming soon – as well as new JBL Episode from Vienna feautring the new JBL Everest 700 Headphones. Check out a few Pictures from doing all this stuff:
Now it got really cold in Austria – so I am waiting for some good Conditions to pop up in Croatia. Beside that I am trying to finish studying at university and getting fit for the new season In six weeks I will leave to Capetown for bringing the trainingsmode on…hehe.