Beachsportfestival Fehmarn

 

This summer in Germany is one of the best summers we had since a long time. Quite a few windy days and extremely good weather. This was also the case last weekend were I was on the Beachsportfestival on Fehmarn. The whole event was about a big SUP testival, the german slackline championships and a stop of the Superflavour German SUP Challenge. I was there with our inflatable Naish boards and had a good time talking to happy testers, customers and interested people.

 

As the SUP Challange took place I got some time off from work to participate. Surprisingly I managed to crush my opponents and made a clear win on the course race in the mens fitness class. I was super stoked to win this event and even got a wildcard for the SUP Worldcup in Hamburg. Let’s see what I can do there with some really good paddlers.

 

The next upcoming event will be Standup4Kids next weekend. Would be cool to see you there supporting this charity event. So if you got some time come around for some action or a chat!

 

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!

 

Fuck winter, go kiting!

Welcome to another episode of my fuck winter series. This time I went out for some Kite sessions. The coldest was in -2 degree (feels like -15° with windchill). I had two great days with Josè and Niels, who took pictures. Friday we went out in Haffkrug enjoying a big incoming swell with strong eastern winds. It was perfect for using the waves as kickers for my tricks or just looping till the adrenalin was pumping.

 

Saturday the crew met again in Pelzerhaken. Enjoying the comfort of a warm shower while getting into the neoprene stuff. The water was empty and we had a lot of wind. Perfect conditions …. apart from the fucking coldness. I managed to land a lot of tricks I learned the end of last year, like Back To Blind, Blind Jugde, 313 and even some Back Mobes. This is a pretty nice start for the season and I am looking forward to the upcoming contests!

 

After these we had some more sessions, which where always the same: Strong eastern wind, very cold, sunny and empty spots. I actually managed to get 8 days on the water during the last two weeks. This is what I call a season kickstarter. Who needs Egypt or Capetown? Go out and train guys. The conditions are perfect!

 

The next episode will be about some SUP action so stay tuned! We will go for a little session around the old town of Lübeck as soon as the wind drops, until then you will find me shredding on the baltic sea. If you wanna join shoot me a message it is so empty on the water haha.

 

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.

 

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.