I just got back from the PWA competition i Holland. It was a lot of fun with 16 girls competing from all over the world. We managed to run 2 single and 1 double elimination. The wind was up and down between 13-40 knots the whole week. I used all my sails, and spent a lot of time rigging as the wind was shifting between 5.2 and 4.0 each 10 minutes. In the double I won 4 heats in a row, and lost the 5th against Olya Raskina who ended up on a 4th place. Was a pretty hectic day with just 10 minutes break between the heats, and I was always using different sails in each heat. Was good training in changing the boom in a record time. At the end I ended up on 5th place. Big congrats to Sara-Quita as number one and World Champion, my good friend Arrianne who became 2nd, sailing some siiick heats, and Yoli and Olya for 3rd and 4th place.
Video of the PWA girls:
After the competition I spent a few more days in Holland as the forecast looked amazing. Sailed some super nice spots, with my friend Arrianne and “caddy Danny”, which I never really believed would exist! Spots with 2 km superflat water on both tacks. Check out a short moveclip on the link below:
Photos from the competition taken by Carter.
During the competition, I lived with the perfect crew in this beach house!
” Honey flower ” Oda in the middle, team manager häääry on the right, Mr.SWAG on the left side and MAAAArcooo Lufen next to SWAG.
Just started my roadtrip to the next PWA worldcup in Holland. Had the last day of work yesterday, and now I’m going two weeks to Holland before a three months trip back to paradise, Brazil!
After Fuerteventura I had two freestyle sessions in Norway. Sailed 4.4 and 5.2. Was good to be back to the cold water again, sailing with my Norwegian friends and my good friend Carolina. Carolina came all the way from Peru for a week visit, and we did a lot of different sports. She is a hard core “5-7 meters wave sailor”, but now she had to try some freestyle. Check out the photo of her vulcan… Like a pro!
Carolina trying vulcans!
Some pics from the first sessions of the roadtrip, first stop in Denmark, Vandet Sø.
My home the next weeks!
If you haven’t seen my video from Fuerteventura, check it out! There is also a short interview on continentseven.com, and some other links:
Using my Starboard Flare 91 and Severne Freek 4.0!
Working on a new video from my training on Fuerteventura. Will be out soon.
Last week I finished my first freestyle worldcup here in Fuerteventura. It was a good experience to sail heats for the first time. I really expected to be last, but ended up on a 5th place out of 11 girls. So better than expected. I arrived on this windy island a few weeks before the competition to get some good training. First I waited a week before my windsurf luggage showed up, but thanks to Adam, Arrianne, James and Nic, who helped me out with borrowed gear, I didn’t miss one single day on the water.
The weeks before the competitions the wind was really strong. I sailed most of the days overpowered on my Severne freek 4.0. But when the competition started I was mostly on my 4.4 sail, which is a “big” sail for Fuerteventura. Sailing the heats was the most fun and you really try to do everything to win. My competitiveness I had playing handball a few years ago really came back, just even stronger!
The first competition day I won my first heat, and lost the next against Yoli de Brendt, who sailed really well and ended up on a 3rd place. Really cool to sail against all the girls who has many years experience from the worldcup.
In the last dobbel elimination who was the most important day for me, I won three heats in a row, and had alot of fun. In the 4th heat I lost against Olya Raskina. So at the end I ended up on a 5th place and happy about that. Also really cool that my good friend Arrianne Aukes became 2nd! Congrats! Looking forward for the next PWA event in Holland in September. Crossing fingers for strong wind! Check the photos!
In the new FriFlyt magazine (a norwegian actionsport magazine) you can read a 4 page interview about my trips around the world. Thanks to photographer Markus Seidel, Oli Stau and Carolina Butrich Schwartzmann for taking all the photos for this magazine.