Surffestival 2012

What the heck is going on with the weather? I think the summer finally arrived and fuels us up with nice vibes! The motto of the 2012 Jever surffestival could have been: Wind, Sun and Party. Because this is what we had. The event started with some quite good western wind and gave us the opportunity to have a sportive start in the weekend. The next days where only light winds but a lot of sun – everybody went out doing some SUP sessions or was just hanging out at the beach.

 

I competed in the ION SUP Challenge and made the 4th place at the singles and the 3rd at the relay race. Quite good after those party nights and without any training this year so far. About the parties is not a lot to say – they were amazing! Surfers just know how to have a good time. I was working two days in our “ButtelBoat” as a bar keeper and afterwards right into the party tent and the last day was really special as we had our Chiemsee/Naish party with our own DJ (Alexander “DJ Äläkz” Kuck). He made an awesome job and the crowd was dancing at our station.

 

To put it all in a nutshell, it was a exhausting but perfect weekend and I would like to thank everybody for making this event this unique. I am now looking forward to the Kite and SUP Festival in September and of course to next year.

 

Crazy Mai

What a busy month, the things really start to rush at the moment. After I had the Wet n Wire last week it was time for some more serious this weekend. I made the KLEVER freeclimbing trainer course, which will be an addition to my existing climbing trainer licenses and gave me some new input on how to be a better trainer. The course took place at the Nordwandhalle in Wilhelmsburg, in which I will also work from now on. The gym is pretty new and one of the biggest I’ve seen. Really amazing routes and boulders – and the food in the refugium is a dream.

 

While I had the course there were also loads of possibilities to climb, which I – you ca guess it – used as much as possible to push my limits further. And so I did: On sighted a 8 and redpointed a 9 which is pretty amazing for me. As I am not the best boulderer I finally started to go more into it to have some intense training in addition to my route climbing training, which will help me a lot in hard routes.

 

So that much for the past, now let’s look into the future: In two days the famous surffestival in Pelzerhaken will start. I really hope to see you all there. We also have some wind and perfect sunshine during the festival, this will be the criteria for a nice event and sick parties. I will work as always at the Naish presentation, the kite school and as a barkeeper at the Pelzerhaken Buttle Bar (which is brand new and is a little surprise for the festival – you should definately check it out!). During the days I will also compete in some SUP, Skimboard and Longboard contest and try to get on the podium. During the nights I am up fore some sick ass surfer parties as every year. So make sure you don’t miss it!

 

The weekend after my Trainer C course in freeclimbing finally takes places in south Germany. One week on the rocks getting new input in how to teach you guys on the rocks and climbing the skin off my hands hehe.
So take care and come around for a beer at the surffestival.

Wet n Wire 2012

There has been an awesome event on the sunny island of Fehmarn – it’s called Wet n Wire and combines a kite contest, a testival and nature conservancy. Because of low wind we riders had to be there for the skippers meeting at the crazy time of 7 in the morning. Just two hours sleep after Heidi’s funky birthday party. Anyways, we were standing there with sleepy eyes watching the wind and checking if we could go for the contest. After quite a time we decided to make it. The best decision ever! Nice stable wind for the 12, not enough for big airs thought but still enough for some decent freestyle.

 

I had the first heat of the day and really crushed! Haven’t been on the water since 3 weeks but anyways I was just in the flow and the most tricks went fine: F16 with handlepass, Sbend to blind pampam and so on. So I fought my way up to the first place and was lucky to win two Nitro Circus tickets for Hamburg.

 

After the action I prepared our Naish presentation material together with Swenja from Kitegirlsrock and had a relaxed afternoon explaining the guys our new material. It was really a pleasure to see this glowing in their eyes, when they came back from the water. Luckily we had a big RedBull truck around to supply us with energy haha. At night we finished this day with a delicious Italian dinner and went to Rappa Nui for the after show party.

 

As the wind was quite low the next day it was more or less chilling at the beach talking to the people and recovering from the day before (you should ask Dennis haha). So what else can I say I will append some pics to give you a little overview about the day. You should although check out the event videos in the video section – they filmed and edited from Julia from Rebel.TV big thanks for the great work. If you want to see the other action pics check them out in my gallery section or on facebook.

 

I am wishing you all a pleasant ride this weekend. Stay tuned as I am preparing a lot of new stories and a big page update soon. Rip it hard and ride safe!

 

Wet n Wire 2012 Videos

Hey guys just wanna post some videos of the latest contest. In a few hours or tomorrow I will also post a detailed review and a lot of pictures. So stay tuned and check the site every now and then.