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Autumn in Austria 2018

Max Brinnich Windsurfing

Wow. That has been the best Autumn in Austria, since I ve been Windsurfing! The bridge was going of, a lot of perfect south-east wind days, really awesome conditions I could share with some of my best friends. I think after travelling so much the last 1,5 years coming home and sail almost every single day at the spots where you grew up, is just as good as it gets! When the South Wind kicked in September me and my buddy Jo started working on a proper Windsurf Action Clip straight out of Vienna. It will take part in the Panasonic Windsurf Video Competion hosted by Windsurfers.de, it will be online pretty soon!

Beside ripping up the Danube we got some storm days on Lake Neusiedl aswell. Hell yeah, nothing beats the feeling of being totally overpowered in some pure flying water gusts, two days stayed in my mind: First we experienced a massive NW day in Podersdorf. Flying water everywhere, measured windgusts up to 120km/h, me totally stacked on my Idol LTD 3.6 and my small Flikka FS Board. WHAT AN AWESOME DAY! A few days with SE directly followed the big storm, and guess what it got even better.

Windsurfing in Vienna

THE DAY of the Year!

If you were following my stories on social media or here, this year Neusiedl was a bit of my Kryptonite, I just did not get warm with the spot during the EFPT Event there. Anyways a forecast popped up which predicted up to 45knots South Wind. Usually I would go to Weiden, but my friend Luki convinced me to give Neusiedl another try. Already on the way there, I heard on the Radio that’s up to 100km/h South Wind in Neusiedl. I was excited. After a few runs on my 4.0, I changed down to 3.6. And I was sailing until it got dark, as it was just THE DAY OF THE YEAR. I think for me it was also a gamechanger. As I finally realized I can land also the hardest moves in not ideal conditions when I pulled of my first planning shifty and some crazy Airfunnel Burners and Kabis in the mega chop. I think it has been at least one year that I ve been so stoked about Windsurfing! And for sure my personal highlight of 2018, which is crazy when you think back on what kind of dream spots I ve been, that I still find the biggest pleasure at the place where I grew up, where I learned to Windsurf and what I call my home!

 

What’s next? Right now I need to catch up with some projects I was working on the whole year to still push it out. There are three Windsurf Videos coming in the following weeks – so prepared! The plan is to squeeze in at least one or two Croatia trips now in December for some R&D Work on new Flikkaplans. I would love to hit the mountains aswell, as I ve a really cool new Cooperation coming up. Anyways latest in Jannuary it will be the time to kick Windsurfing 2019 of. I was thinking quite a lot how Windsurfing could be then. After all those years it is still my big Love. So there is only one way. Windsurf More. More Quality. Go Bigger and send it more!

 

Yours,

Max

 

25.11.2018

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Surf 9/18 – Kos Spotguide

Hey Guys!

Last June I spent a couple of weeks in Greece. My friend Andre and me did some island hopping to produce a stories for the German Surf-Magazin. It’s the biggest Print Magazin in the Windsurfworld with around 25k issues sold every month. So if you are keen to jump on a cheap flight next summer (Vienna-Kos you can go for aroung 80!! €) Maybe this spotguide helps you. You can read it online on digital.surf-magazin.de

Max Brinnich in Kefalos
Windsurfing in Kefalos

 

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Mauritius 2018

An intense summer coming to an end. I ve been in Mauritius for almost two months and enjoying it’s amazing landscape, the pure nature and some very nice Windsurfing.
Altough this spot will never be my favourite place to Windsurf, you can score some proper conditions. Some of the days are as good as it gets, with huge glassy waves steady wind and just friends in the water. On other days you are battling with 30 Kitesurfers and 20 Windsurfers in light gusty winds for some choppy waves…which caused some upsets aswell. Anyways I tried to make the most out of it, sail whatever was there and had a lot of watertime – which is the most important thing anyways!
Beside the Windsurfing Side of Life, we got some very nice SUP Sessions and saw whales and Dolphins – which made the whole trip unforgetable.
There will be definitly a short Windsurf Video from Mauritius and there will be also a JBL Imagevideo feat. the brandnew Clip 3 aswell. Beside that we shot some content for Surf&Action Company and Chiemsee. You will find more about this soon on this page.
As so many people asked me for recommendation for their stay, one of the most amazing houses I saw is the Villa Seewoo directly in La Goulette. I would totally recommend it for you if you want more quality, but have not enough budget for one of the **** Hotels.
There are some exciting Videos and NEWS coming soonish – so better check my socialmedia channels and this blog…
Max
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AUSTRIAN CHAMPION

 

 

Last Weekend the Austrian Championships (Surfgames) took part in Podersdorf. And WTF?! I am Austrian Freestyle Champion now. I am so happy, so stoked – it’s hard to find the right words for it!

Anyways we had two days of 5.2 wind – I ve to say after France this setup felt huge – but heat after heat I felt more confident and sailed better and better. I could beat Chris Sammer this time in the Winners Final of the Single Elimination and during the final of the Double in the sunset with a lot of friends, teammembers and supporters on the beach I faced Tisi Kraschitzer for the final showdown. This time I sailed again super solid – and when I was planing out of a massive Kono mid of the heat I already knew today is my day! I finished strong with double Puneta and an Airfunnel followed by Shakaflaka…and that’s the end of the story…I am Austrian Champion now.

On the next day the wind was a bit lighter – so there was a best Trick Contest…I felt really tired and even a bit ill – but still managed to pull a few decent moves on my big gear and finished 2nd.

I am still so stoked. Thanks also to JBL for the Music in my ears to keep my stoke alive!

 

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Surfworldcup Neusiedler See

Sometimes you win, sometimes you loose. This time I was not so lucky with my heats – altough my performance was quite good I think. I lost very close against my Austrian Friend Chris Sammer (Sammersurftour) in the Single, and had to let Julien Mas pass in the Double (ended up 17th). BUT in the Supersession I was ripping and altough the condition were super hard (45 knots, mega chop, backwash from the wall) I could land some kabikuchis, mega culos,…and had just a great time on the water – beside that the Launch Event of the JBL Endurance took part at Neusiedl aswell. And I can tell you: This headphone rocks! I used it already in Brazil and now all the time on the water and I simply love Windsurfing with music with the gadget – but soon more with this. I got some good Coverage aswell in Neusiedl:

 

 

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Spring in France

Skopu Weshcenter

Checking the Weatermap was not satisfying on Monday after the Croatia trip, lot’s of snow and crazy cold temperatures predictated. So I packed my van once again, bought some new camping stuff and drove via Germany and Switzerland to France. To make the Trip cheaper – I used an app called „blablacar“ and took a random guy from Lyon to Montpelier – was a nice dude.

In Leucate it was hammering for 3 weeks – almost everyday on 3.6 – full taquet, no mercy. I was so much on the water with legend Balz Müller that I got completly hooked with Windsurfing again. The best part about this trip was meeting so many old friends like Nico Akgacyan, Balz Müller, Rikki Marca, Loick Spicher,…and making new friends with some locals and foreigners…

The conditions can be really tough – even when there was no wind predicted I was fighting with flying water and huge chop! but all in all it was an amazing trip and I enjoyed my small vanlife to the max!

  • My favourite Spot in South France? I like the flatwater of Rouet, but also enjoyed the chop of the Teleski Lake
  • Where to go with Marin(South Wind)? Go to Lac de Ganguise…but hey 18knots can 45knots there – the Landscape is amazing anyways
  • Croissants? Everywhere!
  • Where to meet the other Windsurfers? Weshcenter
  • Don’t like it Deadflat, and Wesh is too crowded?! try La Palme, it’s sick!

What comes Next? Surfworldcup at my homespot: Lake Neusiedler! Cu there

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Season Kickoff 18 – Medulin


This year my season kicked of super late, as I was still recovering from a small hand injury. Anyways my comeback was strong…a super nice Southwind Weekend in Croatia. Vanlife, Bureks, Beach, Sea and some wind. At least I was sailing all my Gear from 5.2 with 100l to 3.6 and 75l – was great fun and I could also test some new stubby shapes from Flikkaboards in different sizes with different fin setups. All in All a great comeback weekend – and after I was ready for some spring sessions at Home! BUT the winter kicked back – snow, ice and decent -°C temperatures made a season start in Austria impossible – so I had to escape again…

 

 

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Travelspecial 2017

Hey Guys!

2017 was amazing. I was travelling more than 5 months in total and spending quite some time on homespots aswell. I started the year in Tarifa, had some amazing days on the Adriatic Sea, an pretty decent spring season in Podersdorf and under the Bridge, followed up by windy time in Fuerte Ventura, some creative time in Sri Lanka and ended up with being in my almost second home in Brazil. Unfortunately I ended up with a broken hand in Jericoacoara which forced me to skip January and February from the Windsurfing side. But as I am writing this sentence I can tell you, I am finally 100% back. Check out my Story in World of Windsurf Magazin. Direct Link: https://edition16.worldofwindsurf.com/lowbudgettravelswithmaxbrinnich/

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Brazil 2017 – Seen VII

The new episode takes you to Brazil again. After researching for weeks where to go in November, I ended up in a Pickup to Jeri again. This video shows what Jericoacoara this year had to offer for me. Lot’s of (almost) lonely sessions down in front of the duna – where nobody is sailing (ok because it can be quite gusty). I really wanna make a huge shout out to the Band * repeat repeat, because they gave me this awesome song for this video! *repeat repeat – Not the One https://www.repeatrepeatmusic.com A big thank you also goes to my awesome girlfriend -Theresa Kellner – for the continues support in everything and especially watershooting – sorry for getting too close sometimes. In addition thanks to Alex Mertens who stepped it up with a few clips (and the awesome drone shots) and Felix Volkhardt who helped me staying motivated.

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Fuerte 2017 + new Video

Soooo thats it for Fuerte! Anyway it was quite windy haha. I realized one more time that 4.4 is the perfect sailsize, I learned how to Pasko on the way in, I ducked my sail 200 000 times, I tried to loop on my bad tack, and I crashed around 1 000 000 sailducks – ah yeah and I survived 55 knots with 4.4. My highlight of the trip was a lonely evening session with 4.0 and my waveboard  -with waves. I could ride them and really play on it – unfortunatly we thought this happens more often and did not film – yes, because of the flying sand – so we missed all my best session. Anyway I put together a quick edit at it would be sad not to use the footage as some of the shots are pretty good, while some shots are not that brilliant. Anyways thanks to Theresa who made this video possible. We are going to Sri Lanka already this week – so there is more coming… very soon!