B O N A I R E!

Finally back in the Carribbean! Already spent more than a week here. Scored some nice 5.2 sessions and three very good 4.8 days. Sailing here is the best as learning new moves is easier with the flatwater and nice chop at Sorobon beach. Also a great feeling sailing in crystal clear water.

Really nice to be back and see friends from last year. And rumour has it that my windsurfingfriends Arrianne Aukes and Maeli are on their way to this windy island in a few days. Going to be alot of fun with more girls freestyling, and the forcast looks good.

A few days ago there was a “best trick” competition. Girls and boys all mixed. It got filmed, and will be put online so people can vote for the winner. Was such a nice time and everybody was on fire. Of course I don’t have a chance against the best guys like world champion Kiri Thode and all those guys, but managed to land a lot of moves I’ve been training last days. At least it was good training and everybody had so much fun.

Check out a short clip from a morning session:

Gallery from last days. Photos taken by Dieter van der Eyken.

Back on the water!

After spending seven weeks off the water here in Norway, the wind and the warm temperatures (4 degrees) were finally back! I was getting crazy not sailing for such a long time. Doesn’t make it easier when a big amount of my windsurfing friends constantly uploaded photos sailing in South Africa, Australia, Bonaire and Venezuela…

Sunday was pretty cool. I drove to my homespot Ørekroken, which is the best spot in the world. I was sailing my brand new Starboard Flare 91 liter and the Severne Freek 4.4. Together with a 5/3 wetsuit I was actually sweating in the 4 degrees. The wind was strong and I got some nice small waves/chop who helped me to land my first proper shaka!

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In a few hours I’m flying to Bonaire for a new two month trip. Hopefully the windseason there will be as good as last year.

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Interview on the norwegian news channel NRK

Not often (maybe never happened) that freestyle windsurfing makes it into the TV news in Norway. It’s an interview with some actionclips from my last windsurfingtrip to Brazil. Watch the clip from NRK with this link: http://www.nrk.no/video/vindsurfing_i_verdensklasse/5DBC658CE703B1AC/emne/Oda%20Johanne%20Stokstad%20Br%C3%B8dholt/

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Thanks to continentseven.com and all other sites who shared my latest video sailing with Arrianne Aukes. Here are a few links if you missed it:

http://www.continentseven.com/2014/02/05/arrianne-aukes-oda-johanne-stokstad-brodholt-in-brazil/

http://www.friflyt.no/Windsurf/Helaften-med-Oda

Back home to the storms!

I have already spent some weeks in Norway now. Due to the “warm winter” we had here with 7 degrees, zero snow and alot of wind, we had some amazing sessions at my homespot Ørekroken during December. The best day was New Years Eve, with gusts up to 40 knots. Sailing here is so much fun when the wind is strong. I tested my new SOLOSHOT, which is a tripod for your camera that films you automatically. Check it out on http://www.yolonorway.no for more info. Really cool and good for training new moves when you are sailing alone.
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New Years Eve

I’m already making new plans for the new windsurfing season and I’m hopeing to compete in all the PWA freestyle worldcups this season. Can’t wait to go on my next trip again with new adventures, alot of sailing, meeting new people and compete again.

The norwegian Smaalenene newspaper put this on the frontpage last week. Cool that windsurfing gets some attention!

Read an interview of me with boardseekermag:
http://www.boardseekermag.com/features/oda-johanne/

Check out the two videos from the two latest competitions from Jericoacoara:
https://vimeo.com/79289157
https://vimeo.com/82259571

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This is my third time here in Brazil, and already six weeks spent in this paradise. Luckily there’s almost two months left, but I know it will feel too short as well!

Wave sailing

Wave sailing


The trip has been epic from day one. I arrived just in time to participate in the Jeri Sport Festival wave competition. Was a lot of fun and I managed to win. The waves were really small but the wind was good.
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I’ve been on the water every single day on my new Severne Freek 4.0 and 4.4 and my Starboard Flare 91 liter and Evo 76. Besides windsurfing we have had some nice morning surf sessions with surfboards and stand up paddle.
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Last week I tried a new move and my board got stuck in the water which was not so nice for my foot!
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I took 2 days off the water, and then it was time for a new wave competition here; Circuito Jeri de Windsurf. It was a great event with 12 girls competing and really well organized. With my good friend Arrianne Aukes in town, I knew it would be really hard. On Friday we sailed the single elimination, and I won this one that made it easier for me in the double on Saturday. After sailing really close heats against Arrianne in the finals, I was the lucky winner.
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I hope rest of my stay will be just as good as the first weeks with a lot of sailing, eating acai every day and sleeping in the hammock. Dancing forró , samba and learning some Portuguese. I have met so many amazing and crazy people which also make my stay here even more fun.
Some links from other media:

http://www.smaalenene.no/sport/article6950948.ece

http://friflyt.no/Windsurf/Sambaen-er-loes

Check out the photos