Video Episode 1: Brazil

Sorry guys that it has been so quiet the last month on this page. I was traveling through Peru and Bolivia with a really bad internet reception on the way. Anyways I got some action prepared for you! Finally finished the editing of my first video episode covering Brazil. So lights out and movie on!

 
 

 
 

I hope you enjoyed this little episode and if you liked it I would be grateful for some likes and shares to spread the love. I arrived in Capetown now and got a lot better reception. So stay tuned for more stuff coming up!

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!

 

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.

 

Knee injury

Just had my first injury, after being without any serious stuff during all the time I was pushing my limits on the water and rock. Two weeks ago I had another photo-session with Niels Jende in Niendorf. The session was somehow cursed: First I had the wrong kite size and on my first SBend I was torn onto the beach. The second jump was a massive unhooked kite loop. The kite looped clearly under my height and was only half way through when I landed. Unfortunately I landed directly in a wave face… I immediately felt something snapping and of course a lot of pain.

 

So right away into the hospital, xray and first checks. Result: Nothing broken but maybe some ligaments damaged. First impression: Shit! Next day I went to a specialist and got a MRT and the big relief: Just a partially damaged inner ligament. I can probably be back on the water in mid May. This sounded a lot better. Still have to walk around on crunches the next weeks but then I will be back on the water!!!

 

Fuck Winter, go snowboarding!

The sun was shining again and you can wear a T-Shirt if there is no wind. Anyways the snow is still there and as soon as the wind pics up it feels like winter. And what can you do during winter? Exactly some snowboarding – in our case urban boarding. I met with some friends, two slacklines, snowboards shovels and a couple of beer in Lübeck for a little kicker session in a park.

 

It was pretty amazing, the “normal” people where sledding down the small hill, while some of us were on the 25m Slackline or jumping over the kicker. Even if the hill was not too steep the kicker was high enough to get you one or two meters up in the air. It was so amazing to get on the board again and even more amazing if you realize where you are – directly in the city.

 

We managed to take some pictures of the event. Next time we will be up for some sizling cold SUP action through our icy canals in Lübeck and I planned a kitesurfing photoshoot with Niels Jende this week. And be prepared for the big SurfCenter party on thursday. Follow me on Facebook if you wanna join our next events. Take care guys, you can find me on the water during till Wensday – the forecast looks good.

 

Video Feature by Rebel.TV

Finally something new here. really need to apologize, my university is keeping me ver very busy for some more days. It is exam time and I am basically learning every day. Anyways rebel.TV finished my feature the last days. Pretty cool stuff I think. If you like it hit share please.

 

 

Rumble at the climbing gym

As you read before this weekend was the first Elbmoves boulder cup and the summer party at the Nordwandhalle climbing gym in southern Hamburg. We started Saturday with the bouldering contest – 80 new boulders in diverse difficulties. There were insane 150 climbers competing at the contest and we also had some pro guys there. The hardest 20 boulders you made in a qualification time of 5 hours were counted in your score.

 

I managed to get on the 24. place, a pretty good achievement, as I am not really a boulderer and didn’t train that much. The finals were sick, seeing these good guys solving the unsolvable problems – had a competitive contest atmosphere that pushed everybody a lot.

 

On Sunday we started of with some lead climbing on the new outdoor walls. Nice, long climbs in the sun, feels much better than inside. Later a professional Highliner was performing inside and giving Slackline workshops for walking and jumping on the line. Nice input to work on your own slack skills. To round up the climbing day we finished our sore bodies with a last intense boulder session.

 

After being totally destroyed the Globetrotter Reel Rock Film Tour took place at the gym. We watched some sick climbing and slack movies and I really enjoyed the atmosphere with some many people of the same attitude. This is how a summer party of a climbing gym should be. Nice work of the organization, big thanks to everybody, who was involved.

 

As a little side notice, we made a lot of new pictures, thanks to Neele Kunka for taking them out of the wall, I added them to my climbing album and on Facebook. If you are interested you should have a look.

 

 

 

Stormchase!

Wow the last weekend was really charming, loads of wind and quite warm. The season is definitely not over! I had two cool days – the first was in Pelzerhaken with moderate wind to start with some freestyle on my 9 and after it picked up it was pretty nice for loops. The second day was crazy – we went to Gold on Fehmarn and had some really big big winds (gusts up to 11 bft / 50+ knts) and rain. It was a quite challenging big air session. Didn’t have the balls to loop my 7 .

 

And the best thing is that we have a lot more windy days coming . Probably the whole weekend we will have superb conditions to kite the baltic sea. So lets hope we also have some nice weather with it to make some pics and vids. Stay safe guys and see you on the water .