Kite and SUP Festival 2012

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So it has been already one year again. The annual Kite and SUP Festival at Pelzerhaken takes place again from the 7. to 9. of September. I will be there at the beach during the day doing the Naish presentation and at night you will find me and my friends behind our boat bar, mixing some delicious head banging cocktails for you. You will have the opportunity to test the latest 2013 material and at night there will be some sick parties. Kiteboarder, SUPer or just anybody make sure you don’t miss it.

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.

 

This year in a nutshell

Soon an awesome year will be over – to make it short: It was a blast!! Ok that was not very informative, here is my small review of the year:

The nice part of this year started with my vacation in Egypt this spring. I had some intense hours on the water training and a cool time with old friends. Next event was the surffestival in Pelzerhaken. Funny days full of work!

 

The biggest piece of the year full of freeclimbing, kite and work-days. One outstanding trip was my climbing tour to the “Wild Emperor”, where I made my first alpine experiences. At the end of the summer we had the Kite&SUP festival at our station, loads of work but also met many new people. Just afterwards I went on my backpacking trip through Greece and from there I got right off to Egypt with Kim and Nino. This was the first time on the water with my new equipment from Naish – pretty cool stuff. my main focus during the winter is mostly on indoor training in freeclimbing, boxing and gymtraining- even tho if there is some wind I also go for a freeride session.

 

 

My aims this year are more than 100 percent fulfilled – in freeclimbing my goal was to score a 8- (UIAA), which I made last week finally. And in kiting a aimed for the handlepass. Easily done during my second Egypt trip, with scoring a Blind Judge and a Back to Blind. Therefore I am really happy with this years season – also got a couple of new sponsors and this fancy new website.

 

So 2012 is coming in big steps and I am really looking forward to it. Already planned loads of stuff: The year starts off with a one week climbing trip to Sicile with some friends, doing some sport and alpine climbing. Then I already booked a Trainer C training course in “Franken Jura”, the dates of the surffestivals are fixed and in spring I will be off to Egypt for sure. It is also planned to participate in the Kitesurf Trophy next year.

 

Ok guys enough for this year. I am wishing you all a smooth New Years eve and just the best for 2012. Special thanks to all my sponsors, friends and family.

The days get shorter …

Hey there guys just came back from a windy weekend. The Saturday session was pretty epic – big winds for huge jumps and sick loops.I had a blast on the water with 6 windsurfers. Don’t know where all the kiters have been.The conditions where quite nice for Pelzerhaken – little bit overpowered with my 7, a nice breaking wave and flatwater. To put it in a nutshell: Just a cool day and not too cold. Anyways Sunday was really shitty – when we rode to the beach a crazy storm appeared with 10 degree temperature drop, lightning and ice rain. The wind was very unstable and gusty. Therefore we decided to get back home in the warm.

 

I think the season will be officially over for me, as the winter now really starts. It gets a lot colder and starts snowing these days. Therefore I will start my winter training: Indoor freeclimbing, boxing and training in the gym to start well trained in the season 2012. If I look at this year I have to say it was quite nice – many days of wind and a lot of progression for me. So let’s see what this year has left for us.