Never ending summer

The summer in Germany is one of the best I remember. We had so much great weather and most important a lot of wind! This is very untypical for Germany, as wind comes typically with storms, rain and cold temperatures. Another great aspect this year are all the great events. I have been to a watersport event every weekend till the summer began. German kite championship, Surffestivals, SUP contests, Waterline sessions and fun events like dragonboat races. All this and my Bachelorthesis keep me busy as hell, so sorry for not writing the last weeks guys.

  

Anyways I managed to push myself on SUPing a lot this summer. Made the first place on the SUPerflavour trophy in the fitness class and qualified for the worldcup in Hamburg. There I paddled on the second place in the celebrity team race and managed to get on the 5. place in the fitness class sprint and long distance race.

  

More news about my upcoming travel project and the final summer wrapup with many pictures and videos will come soon! So stay tuned and get out in the sun guys.

Summersessions

Wohoo finally the German summer kicks in. Temperatures up to 30 degree and nice thermical winds. I had alot of time on the water the last weeks! First we were lucky and had sick conditions for the trophy in Warnemuende. My first heat was agaians Marian, who literally stomped me. Anyways I am getting into this whole competition thing!

  

Right after the KST I quickly finished one of my last exams and headed directly to St. Peter Ording for the PKRA kite worldcup. And again one day full of perfect wind and sunshine! Epic day with good friends. The event itself and the party was also very mellow. Everybody who was there before knows what I mean, everybody else: Go there net time!

  

Now back in my hometown Luebeck I already enjoyed two awesome shorty session with perfectly stable wind. I also managed to shoot some pics and videos for my summer videos that will come soon! Some of them are appended below the post. Check them out and stay tuned for more!

  

Trophy in Warnemuende

Finally it is time for the next stop of the Kitesurftropy (KST). The KST is the official German championship for kitesurfing and the participants battle it out in four stops throughout the season. The second stop this year will be in Warnemuende on the upcoming weekend.

 

The good news is that there is also a big sailing event with life music and some good parties. The bad news is that the wind looks kind of odd. Maybe we get some Wind on Sunday – we will see. I am happy to see all the people again and encourage everybody to come around for a talk and hopefully some action!

  

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Videoreview: KST Damp 2013

As promised in my post about the first trophy stop in Damp I worked on the video review the last days. As we didn’t had the best wind there is not too much action in the video – let us hope for more during the next event. Anyways for everybody, who was not there it is a nice wrap-up of the event. Now sit back and enjoy.

 

Kitesurftrophy Damp 2013

Last weekend the first tour stop of the German Kitesurftrophy (KST) took place in Damp at the Baltic Sea. Unluckily the wind was really bad during the event. The only day with enough wind for freestyle was Sunday and even there the kitesize to ride was between 11 and 15 meters. To make it even worse the wind was slightly offshore and gusty.
  
Anyways I was pretty stoked as this was my first bigger contest and everything was quite new to me. I got to know many nice people and learned a lot about competing in kitesurfing. When it was time for my first heat I was very unlucky as a line of my kite broke right after the start and I was forced to the beach.
  
Check out the images below and stay tuned for a little event video I am just about to cut.
  

First trophy stop in Damp

So it has been one week since the first big surf event of the season. Next week the contest season in Germany finally starts with the first stop of the KST (Kitesurf Trophy), which is also the Germany championship. I will be there from Friday to Sunday with the intention to compete in Freestyle and just for fun in the race compartment. As the event is also living from it’s spectators I hope a lot of you guys join os on the water and on the beach. The parties are legendary so make sure you don’t miss it!

  

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Unluckily I didn’t have the chance to get on the water the last 7 weeks because of my blow out knee. Therefore I have no clue how my shape is on the water and how well I am able to perform. Anyways it looks like there will be a big storm hitting our coast on Wednesday and Thursday. And as I got university holidays I have the chance to get two days of training just before the event. Lets see whats possible and maybe the break was good for my body to recover from the intense training before. So save the date and see you in Damp next weekend!

Surffestival 2013

Just one more day till the biggest surf and SUP festival starts in Pelzerhaken! This year a lot of stuff changed: Delta radio will be responsible for the music and the aftershow partys, there will be a lot of professional and fun SUP contests during the event and my sponsor Chiemsee created the event shirts this year – a rad design!

 

 

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 You will find me at the Chiemsee tent, where you can register for the beach jump powered by Chiemsee. This will be a 12m high tower from where you can jump on a big air pillow. It doesn’t matter how you hit the pillow it will not hurt. Therefore it is the perfect place for practicing all the stuff you never had the nuts for. The best jumpers get invited to the sundowner jump contests every day!

 

So make sure to be there! Pelzerhaken is just a one hour drive away from Hamburg and it will be the perfect location for action, fun, meeting the pros and partying this weekend. See you there!

It’s Spring time!

It has been quite a time since my last post, because I was really busy with my exams after I came back from Egypt. Quite tough to have 3 in a week after the long time of relaxing! But the learning paid out – anyways we had some decent wind the last weeks for some action on the water. We had all kinds of conditions – really strong wind and some more quiet days for the big kites. But one thing turned out very fast: Germany is not Egypt – the wind is a lot more gusty and the cold weather makes things a lot harder. Many tricks I was doing safe there are not working at the moment, which is very disappointing. Therefore I had to make a really hard decision: I will not participate in the first two tour stops of the trophy as I cannot get enough training because of the university. I will focus on training to join the last stop on Fehmarn.

 

In Egypt I made some good progress like landing some Backmobes, Blind Judges, 313, Double S-Bends to Blind and so on, but here the things don’t go as I like – therefore this is my logical consequence. Sooo this was the bad part of my news, now back to better things: The Spring is coming in big steps and with it more outdoor activities. I have some really cool climbing trips ahead (Frankenjura, Norway, Spain), bought a slackline finally and as I am bound to Hamburg at the moment trying to train a lot for the next climbing competition!

 

Also wanna remind everybody of the surffestival in Pelzerhaken next month – this will be a big party and hangout event for everybody. Don’t miss it! In my Gallery section you will find a little flavor of my last trip to Egypt – finally had some time to go through 28GB of pics and videos. Some more will come soon. And on Sunday I will have my first halfmarathon in Hamburg. Registration is still open – who ever is interested shoot me a message!

Wintertraining

The season 2012 is ahead and as I got some big plans, like competing in the Kitesurf Trophy and the North German Climbing comps, for this year I have a lot of training ahead. I am pretty happy to have 3 weeks time for Kitesurfing in Egypt this March, but the real strength and power builds up in the winter months. As I am in exam phase I got a lot of time at the moment and I have the opportunity to make up my own schedule. My training schedule is pretty crowded at the mome, having around 10 units a week. The first pillar of my training is the endurance, which I build up in extensive jogging exercises – I try to run around 40km a week with around 10-12km/. As a little motivation I registered for a half marathon (21,5km) in April. My coldest session was in around -15°, where I had icicles in my face – see the picture below.

 

The second pillar is strength and power. This all happens in the gym. Specific training is my climbing training around 2-3 times a week trying to push it to UIAA 8/7a. Apart from that I goto my Box gym 2-3 times a week doing some intense workouts and lifting some weights – this gives me the ultimate power I need for the summer.

 

Something for the next days: I will present the Naish SUP Boards in cooperation with “Frosch Sportreisen” on the travel exhibition in Hamburg this weekend. So if you are interested in SUP or just wanna get some infos about traveling drop by.

 

Sicily Climbing Trip video

Heya, finally finished the editing of the video material from our trip to Sicily (read more below). We had less footage than expected, but I think the outcome is quite watchable anyways. I hope you like it and as always feedback is much appreciated. Credits for filming go to Rainer alias Lampi and Hartmut.

 

 

I also gave a small interview to kitelife24 in the last days. If you are interested in Kitesurfing, and being a instructor checkout the interview here! I also booked a flight to Egypt or the time from 04.03.2011 to 22.03.2011 to see my friends again and get in shape for this season. I hope I can also present some new pics and vids afterwards.