Waterlining in Lübeck

The summer finally reached Germany. And as every year with good temperatures the wind, which makes us watersport addicts so happy, is vanishing. Anyways there are many other things one can do even if there is no wind at all. For example Stand Up Paddling, Freeclimbing, Wakeboarding or Slacklining. And this is what we did this weekend!

 

I gathered some friends and met at a local lake in Lübeck. We placed a grill, got three slacklines up on the land and strained one over the lake. It was 25m of pure joy to walk this great line and if you fail the refreshing water welcomes you. We even had some great musicians dropping in and enjoyed great life music while slacking, talking and having a cool beer.

 

As the last time I was filming a little bit with my new Rollei Bullet HD and there will be a slack movie pretty soon – so stay tuned and lets hope for some wind soon! Photos are courtesy of Stev Dumröse!

 

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.

 

Boarding trip to Ischgl

Just after my last exams I had the opportunity to get off for some nice snowboarding with good friends. We chose the area around Samnaun/Ischgl, which has over 220km of well prepared slopes. The funny thing was, that I stood just once before – in an indoor facility haha – on a snowboard. Anyways I managed to learn this awesome sport quite fast and had a lot of fun with racing down the slopes and shredding in the fun park.

 

A highlight was the big kicker with a air pillow for safe landings behind. It was so much fun to practice all kind of flips and tricks without caring about the landing. Would love such a thing for kite boarding, this would prevent a lot of pain!

 

The weather was pretty nice all the time and we often had around 10 degrees on the mountains, which made riding quite mallow. To sum it up I can just say that i felt in love with this sport and I will for sure come back on  the board as soon as possible! It is just so nice to carve down the mountain or enjoy the rush of adrenalin in the funpark. But now as I am back in northern Germany the forecast for the next days looks quite interesting – a little bit cold and snowy but a LOT of wind. So stay tuned about the upcoming post about my first session on the water this year. Lets get it started!

 

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!