Monday, July 16, 2012

10 days Beetle Kitesurf World Cup, St.Peter Ording

After 10 days of competition with some sunshine but mostly pouring rain and really sooo much wind, it’s good to be back at the office. I ended up at the 7th place, which I’m really happy about.
I had some really strong competitors to face, e.g. the German Champion Sabrina Lutz, which I managed to beat after a pretty close heat. All in all I had a lot of fun, but mainly taking part in such an event is really nerve-wracking.

You get up at 7 am in the morning, walk around all day in your wetsuit, being cold and wet, waiting for your heats to start. At 6 pm you’re finally released, and if you still manage you can join the beach party where all your friends are for a couple hours before going to sleep in your car. And! there are no showers for the riders, so I had to use the ice cold public showers on the beach or sneak into the camping place next to.

But, enough complaining! The good thing about such an event is all the inspiring people you meet, the many nice chats and laughs, the atmosphere at the beach parties, the team spirit among most riders and the many people cheering for you when you win your heats.

Now I'll have some days with rest infront of me, putting my legs on the table doing nothing (at least one day...).

Here some nice pictures from the Event:

Big kiteloop, 30knots+ and 8m2

White water chaos
Always good to make friends with the securities!

My "home" for 10 days

See you on the water,



Thursday, July 5, 2012

One week Greece

I had one week training on Kos before entering the PKRA WorldCup in St.Peter Ording. Training feels good, but I needed quite a few days to get the hang of it in this choppy water. Some days I had winds of more than 30 knots.. Then it kind of hurts to train the back mobe! ;)

Here some pictures from my favourite spot in Kochylari, side-on with nice space between the waves:

And just before leaving to Greece I got my new clothes from Schwerelosigkite, have a look, sooo nice:

Next up Beetle Kitesurf Worldcup in St. Peter Ording,

see you there?

best wishes,