“Tatt av vinden” Online windsurfing episodes FriFlyt.no

Before I went to Bonaire and Fuerteventura to compete in the world cup I had a cooperation with the norwegian magazine Fri Flyt. They wanted short online episodes of how to learn different moves and basic skills in windsurfing. So if you want to learn windsurfing or improve your skills, have a look at the episodes below on http://www.friflyt.no.

Tatt av vinden Fri flyt

All the episodes:












In the french Wind Mag!

Check out the current issue of the french wind mag. Photos from Brazil.

3rd place in Fuerteventura and 2nd place overall in the world cup 2014

The last world cup for the ladies just finished here in Fuerteventura. It was a great event, and we had some really windy days. We finished one single and one double elimination. I ended up on 3rd place for this event, and I’m very happy with that. In all my heats I was sailing Severne Freek 4.0 or 4.4 with my 91 liter Starboard Flare. For me this was perfect, as strong wind is my favorite condition. I also got some extra adrenaline in my heat for the 3rd place in the single elimination as a 2,5 meter long shark was seen in the competition area right before the start of this heat.

As this is the last event for the girls this season, my overall result in the freestyle world cup 2014 is 2nd place! Pretty crazy and stoked about that! Big thanks for the support from my family, Håkon and my sponsors. Congrats to all the other riders for great results. I’m hoping to be able to continue competing in the freestyle world cup for the next years.

Check out some photos in the gallery! And this video from the event:

Update about the PWA world cup in Bonaire and the time in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

In June, PWA arranged the first freestyle world cup of the year in Bonaire, in the Caribbean. The first day of the competition there was no wind, so everybody was preparing their gear and relaxed. After this day we sailed four days in a row. We managed to sail through two single and two double eliminations. For me this was my best result ever ending up on an overall 4th place. The best day for me was in the last single elimination, when I managed to advance against the very experienced sailor, Yoli de Brendt from Venezuela, and later on Maaike Huverman, who was ending up on a very impressive 2nd place. Even though we had great wind during the whole competition, this day was the only day with really strong wind, which is my favorite condition. I had some heats on 4.4 and some on 4.8. I was enjoying this day and was happy with ending the single elimination on a 3rd place. The next day we had the last double elimination and the wind was not that strong sailing with 5.2 during my heats. I had problems landing shakas and sw.konos which I knew I had to land to have a chance against Maaike. We had a very good and close heat, but I lost and Maaike went further and ended up a well-deserved 2nd place, after advancing against Arrianne Aukes again. On the first place, the Queen of Freestyle, is still Sara-Quita Offringa, from Aruba. She did shove-it spocks, culos, burners, shaka-flakas. So no one could take her title away.

I will say thanks to everybody who made this event happen and congrats to all the riders for great results. Also big thanks to my sponsors for all the help! (Check the photos).

Some local media links from the event:



Now, I’m already in Fuerteventura with Håkon. We drove all the way from Norway to Spain, and took the ferry over to Lanzarote. We had three days of sailing in Lanzarote. One of the days the swell was big, and I did some of my highest shakas, including a lot of hard crashes.

In Fuerteventura we have had wind every day with 4.8, 4.4. and 4.0. It’s nice to be back here in Fuerte, sailing great evening sessions with friends. Let’s hope the wind stays for the next PWA world cup that will be here end of the month.


New video from the west coast of Norway!


Some pics from the roadtrip.

New video and windsurfing in Norway

I arrived back home from Bonaire 3-4 weeks ago. My last weeks there were so good, with a lot of sailing in strong wind. Happy to land all the moves I planned to learn on this trip. I just uploaded a clip from my last sessions there. Mainly filmed by KUMA movie – thanks!

Soon the 2nd episode of our “Journals of an Endless Summer” with Arrianne Aukes, Maeli Cherel and me will be online. Maeli Cherel is the one who is editing the 2nd episode, so pretty excited to see it soon. If you missed the first one, watch it here:

Back home I have to say that life in Norway isn’t like life in Bonaire. At home I actually have to wear a watch to not miss out on things. No time to just live after the sun anymore. A week after I arrived back home I had a 15 minutes performance on the stage in Askim Culture House to talk about my adventures with windsurfing. It was for youth and a bit older people. Even my grandmother came. Maybe she got inspired to start with freestyle too?

Last weeks I’ve been working as much as possible and at the same time trying to windsurf as much as possible. It hasn’t been as windy as I was hoping for, but when it’s been wind I’ve been there. Fortunately I have some really cool and spontaneous friends. One of them is Ruben. One day we decided to drive all the way to to the south, Lista. In total we spent 12 hours driving for a 4 hour evening session. Perfect conditions for our Freek 4.8. And at the end we could have been on 4.0, but as lazy as I am (Ruben as well), we stayed with 4.8 and we were flying around having such a fun time. When it became darker and full moon we drove back towards Oslo during night. At 6 in the morning we were almost back home. On our way I spoke with my friend Dag, who where on his way to a spot called Bliksenkilen. So Ruben dropped me off along the road and Dag picked me up with all my gear, and there we were already on our way for a new session. I was a bit tired after driving the whole night, but woke up as soon as I got the cold water in my face. Have a look at the pics from Lista:

Even on the 17th of May (the Norwegian National day) we had some wind. I jumped out of my “bunad” (Norwegian National suit)  into my new O’neill Psycho wetsuit. Thanks to O’neill for helping me out with new wetsuit after someone stole all my old ones while I was in Bonaire.

Last weeks it looks like the media has been interested in windsurfing. Even Afterposten, which is the biggest newspaper in Norway, put a double page up with windsurfing. See the photos here and links below:

Link Aftenposten: http://www.aftenposten.no/100Sport/Eliteseriespiller-i-handball-ble-brettseiler-i-verdenstoppen-435697_1.snd#.U3O0oygUOF

Link Moss Avis:http://www.moss-avis.no/sport/oda-25-kjemper-i-verdenstoppen-i-brettseiling-1.8441322

Link Smaalenenes Avis:http://www.smaalenene.no/sport/article7271684.ece