Video Episode 3 – South Africa

Boom here we go. South Africa edit live for you. At the moment I stay in Western Australia and the next travel episode is already in the make wellen wave video trick travel tip surf stay shred safari route ride reserve red kite king jeffrey hostel Goldfish garden game club climb capetown bull board big bay air addo action  Lennart Schulenburg Kite surf board pro stay tuned of more action and till then enjoy the others. Cheerio and keep ripping!

 

Season 2012 opening in Egypt

Finally found some time to write this post. The last days were very busy with visiting friends, kiting, making photos and of course relaxing a lil bit from the exam stress. In the begining the wind was quite low and we had time to visit the pyramids – I can just advice everybody to see this impressive structures once! We had a awesome hotel just at the entrence, out of our windows we could look in the Sphinx’s eyes.

 

When we arrived back to Hurghada the wind came back. Riding two nice days at the station of Tommy Friedl, my former working place, made a good start in a from now on windy holiday. After this  we settled over to Kitegarden, a new Kitehostel and station managed by Tanja and Wael. Nice people, a lot of wind and a cool spot – from our hotelroom to the water not more than 10 meter. Wael made a lot of nice pics and videos, I just need the time to get through the material. A spotreport will come soon, but I can really recommend this place!

 

The last days I was hanging out at Makadi Bay, while the wind is still getting stronger every day. In the evening hanging out with old friends having a shisha and a lot of fresh juice. Life is quite ok like this hehe. When I finally find some more time I will post more and try to find some more photo material.

 

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.

Egypt 2011

Hey guys, I just arrived back from Egypt. Most of the time we’ve been at the station of SurfMotion in Makadi Bay, which is just an awesome kitespot. It’s outside on an island – constant wind, flat  water and it looks like the Caribbean. Apart of that we visited El Gouna and Soma Bay, which are also must see’s in Egypt. We were very lucky as we had nearly everyday wind – and if there was nothing we had time to dive, play beach volleyball or just to recover.

 

Two weeks of training paid out a lot.  I made really good progress and we shot some nice video and photo material – just check out the gallery and video section. This was my chance to give the 2012 Naish equipment a serious text under heavy conditions. Got to love the Torch and it’s incredible power and stability, but the most I got to love the boards. The Moneyshot, which I ride with Pads and the Arcade, which shines with bindings. You can get a glance at it at the photos.

 

So now my university starts again and the winter kite sessions in Germany are ahead. Stay tuned and see you on the water guys.