Tomorrow I will fly to Germany to compete in the PKRA Kitesurfing Worldcup that start on saturday. For the moment Im number 6 on the worldranking in Freestyle. But I missed out on the second competition for the season that will finish tomorrow on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. Im still looking for more sponsors to follow the whole PKRA tour. I will give you updates when I arrive in Germany and the competitionsite St-Peter Ording.
Now Im in Tarifa, Spain training on the water everyday. But sometime its nice to do something different and yesterday evening there was a local indoors climbing competition. I have not been climing so much the last year but before I used to work like a climbing instructor. I went there to join the competition just for fun together with Norweigan Kari Schibevaag. She is also competing on the kite worldtour, we are the only girls from Scandinavia on the tour, and that is really nice to have somebody to speak Swedish to when traveling on the competitions! And Its really nice to go training on the water with the girls Im competing with, its good for improving your riding to go together with other girls. Check out Karis homepage: http://www.kariland.com
My brother just send me this photo that was shot when I was visiting him last week. I wanted to go for a quick kitesession on the small lake by their house, but ofcourse I didnt have the special pump used for inflating the kite! That is the last thing you think about to pack (there is always someone at the beach you are going to that you can borrow one from..), and the first thing that goes out of the bag when its to full (and heavy, as I always happen to be..) when you pack your bag to go to the airport.. So the dilemma was that I was not going to “the beach” but to a very small lake in the north of Sweden.. so we had to be creative and my brother came up with the brilliant ide to use a bicycle pump! It was for sure working, but only took about 50 times longer to pump the kite with as the normal one since it is much much smaller. But we made it, thanks to everyone taking turn pumping!
From the 15 to the 23 august KiteClub.se will organize a kitecamp together with me in Tarifa, Spain. We will organize 6 days of coaching on the water with video documentation. The camp is for all levels, minimum that you have made the beginner course. For more information check out http://www.kiteclub.se or send a email to Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you in Tarifa!
After three really nice weeks kitesurfing the best spots on the westcoast in Sweden, I went to Tarifa, Spain for some training. Now we had really good conditions for freestyle the last days, Karolina Winkowska is staying with me and we had so much fun. She is a really good freestyle kiter and also really funny to hang out with. You have to check out her new homepage: http://www.karolinawinkowska.com
Now I just spent one week on the westcoast in Sweden. Second time I was riding with my new wakebindings from Ronix and I love them! they are so easy to take on and off and so light.
I had a really good session in Norra Näs, a bit north from Varberg. I was riding with the other teamriders from Robsport in Sweden. They were great fun to hang out with and really good freestyle riders aswell! I was stoked to see some guys ripping it on Flexifoil kites and Hadlow pros!
I also spent time in Göteborg doing promotion for Flexifoil together with the Swedish Flexifoil importer Robert, and his girlfriend. They are supernice! Thanks so much guys for letting me stay with you!
Yesterday I arrived in Göteborg on the westcoast in Sweden, and tomorrow I will drive down south to Varberg. This spot is one of the most classic surf spots in Sweden and I expect good conditions!
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I just visited my brother in the town Sundsvall in the north of Sweden. I was living in this place for ten years and it was great fun to try out one of the local lakes for some kitesurfing. Becouse of that the lake was really small and there was a lot of threes all around it the wind was really bad and gusty, so it was quite a challange just to manage to ride in the tricky wind, but it was fun to make a try! A reporter and a photograper from the daily newspaper in Sundsvall, “Sundsvalls Tidning” came down to the lake to make a story for the magazine. I got the cover with a big photo of the newspaper and a two page spread! A smaller interview and film online: www.st.nu/sport/1.1127664
New photos from last week in Spain. Thanks to Tim at www.tannfotografia.com for shooting