Videoreview: KST Damp 2013

As promised in my post about the first trophy stop in Damp I worked on the video review the last days. As we didn’t had the best wind there is not too much action in the video – let us hope for more during the next event. Anyways for everybody, who was not there it is a nice wrap-up of the event. Now sit back and enjoy.

 

Kitesurftrophy Damp 2013

Last weekend the first tour stop of the German Kitesurftrophy (KST) took place in Damp at the Baltic Sea. Unluckily the wind was really bad during the event. The only day with enough wind for freestyle was Sunday and even there the kitesize to ride was between 11 and 15 meters. To make it even worse the wind was slightly offshore and gusty.
  
Anyways I was pretty stoked as this was my first bigger contest and everything was quite new to me. I got to know many nice people and learned a lot about competing in kitesurfing. When it was time for my first heat I was very unlucky as a line of my kite broke right after the start and I was forced to the beach.
  
Check out the images below and stay tuned for a little event video I am just about to cut.
  

Surffestival 2013 Eventvideo

And here it is – my video review of the surffestival 2013 in Pelzerhaken. Sit back and enjoy the 3 minutes of impressions of the festival. For more detailed information about the event check my previous written review. Big thanks to Alex ‘DJ Äläx’ van de Kuck for the music. Stay tuned for my next video about the KST in Damp coming soon!

 

First trophy stop in Damp

So it has been one week since the first big surf event of the season. Next week the contest season in Germany finally starts with the first stop of the KST (Kitesurf Trophy), which is also the Germany championship. I will be there from Friday to Sunday with the intention to compete in Freestyle and just for fun in the race compartment. As the event is also living from it’s spectators I hope a lot of you guys join os on the water and on the beach. The parties are legendary so make sure you don’t miss it!

  

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Unluckily I didn’t have the chance to get on the water the last 7 weeks because of my blow out knee. Therefore I have no clue how my shape is on the water and how well I am able to perform. Anyways it looks like there will be a big storm hitting our coast on Wednesday and Thursday. And as I got university holidays I have the chance to get two days of training just before the event. Lets see whats possible and maybe the break was good for my body to recover from the intense training before. So save the date and see you in Damp next weekend!

Surffestival 2013 Review

Last weekend we had the annual surffestival in Pelzerhaken. The event is mainly a big testival and something like a outdoor exhibition. Anyways a lot of people also come around to chill out on the and attend the sick parties at night. After I’ve been there last year at the Naish tent, I was working for my Sponsor Chiemsee this year. We had one of of main attractions at the beach: The Chiemsee SkyJump. A really big landing pad, like a big air pillow, and a crane to jump from. The maximum height was around 12 meters. Pretty amazing feeling and a chance to try out some sick moves without killing yourself.

 

The festival was on from Thursday till Sunday and from day to day more people came and also the parties got wilder! As always it peaked out at the Saturday night party. The weather was quite ok. Mixed conditions with nice sun but sometimes a few rainclouds. The wind was also not too bad at least two days where possible to surf.

 

Furthermore the ION SUP challenge and the German SUP Trophy was held. I was attending the open SUP challenge and was able to reach the second place. I was quite happy with that, as this was the first day on a SUP for me this season and I had my damaged knee. Below are some pictures from Christian Biernath-Wüpping – thanks a lot for sharing. I also got a small video about the festival in the pipeline. It was shot with my new Rollei actioncam and will be ready in a few days.

 

Surffestival 2013

Just one more day till the biggest surf and SUP festival starts in Pelzerhaken! This year a lot of stuff changed: Delta radio will be responsible for the music and the aftershow partys, there will be a lot of professional and fun SUP contests during the event and my sponsor Chiemsee created the event shirts this year – a rad design!

 

 

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 You will find me at the Chiemsee tent, where you can register for the beach jump powered by Chiemsee. This will be a 12m high tower from where you can jump on a big air pillow. It doesn’t matter how you hit the pillow it will not hurt. Therefore it is the perfect place for practicing all the stuff you never had the nuts for. The best jumpers get invited to the sundowner jump contests every day!

 

So make sure to be there! Pelzerhaken is just a one hour drive away from Hamburg and it will be the perfect location for action, fun, meeting the pros and partying this weekend. See you there!

Knee update: Recovery

It has been over four weeks till I hurt my knee on that crash while kiting. As the days pass by luckily it gets better and better everyday. I got rid of the crunches and got a nice new orthesis in which I can walk again and do some reha sport. The only good thing about this whole injury is that I can finally give my body some rest he really needed! I was always pushing a little bit too much and forget about recovery. The other good thing is that I am now forced into the gym – boring weightlifting is the only sport I am was able for the last weeks. Anyway it is always good to build up some basic strength and work on the misbalances a little bit.

 

The sun also returned in Germany and I had some great days chilling with good friends in the sun, having some barbecues or just getting in the kayak for a paddle session. Pretty mallow!

 

However I am very keen to hit the water again! The doc says I will be able to kite again in two weeks – just in time for the first stop of the Trophy in Damp! I am very very happy about that fast recovery and really look forward to pushing it again this season!!! Stay tuned for some announcements and insider news about the surffestival in Pelzerhaken the next days. Now go out guys and enjoy this great weather. Aloha!