Pics and update about Brazil

Right before Christmas I went back to Norway after three windy months in Brazil. It’s always sad to leave my favourite windsurfingspot and my friends there, but also time to go back home. The stay there was great with strong wind almost every day. Just look how much this dog was struggling against the wind!

IMG_4852 The battle: Dog vs. wind

From my stay in Brazil I made a short freestyle clip.

Some of the clips were filmed from our trip to Maceio. I love that place. We went with a big group of friends and camped with hammocks right on the beach for a few days. Everybody sailed so much and improved a lot. Jeri can be super crowded in November, and that’s why it was even better to go to such a nice spot where there were only a few friends on the water. Learning new moves were a lot easier as you didn’t have to worry about crashing with other sailors, which is never cool.

bilde  The bedsIMG_6394 Phil enjoying a normal sunset, Maceio

This year in Jeri there weren’t any windsurfing competitions, so just free-sailing. But we had one massive competition with 23 participants. The famous “Jeri cake competition 2014″. Congrats to Arrianne Aukes and Phil Soltysiak for the 1st place, Silmara for 2nd and Håkon and Kyro for 3rd place. My team with Carina and Alexandra got the boring 4th place with our really dry Brownie – that we even made it to the top 4 is still a mystery…

Big thanks to everybody in Jeri for making the time there so much fun and all the cool sessions together freestyling, sailing waves, jumping, dancing, surfing and SUPing.

Some links to different sites where you can watch my clip from Brazil:

PWA http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=35&tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=2972&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=81800f67124ca3831034ad450647db2b

Redbull http://www.redbull.com/no/no/surfing/stories/1331697900983/oda-johanne-stokstad-brodholt-brasil-windsurf

Continentseven http://www.continentseven.com/2015/01/06/oda-johanne-in-brazil-video/

Boardseeker http://www.boardseekermag.com/news/girls-gone-wild/#R4Q9yEEbGShGCBQr.97

Friflyt http://www.fftv.no/odas-nye-triks

SmaalenesAvis http://www.smaalenene.no/Oda_trener_i_alt_fra_Brasil_varme_til_Hvaler_kulde-5-38-9543.html

Severne sails http://severnesails.com/news/oda-johanne-vice-worldchampion-freestyle-woman-training-brazil

Starboard http://www.star-board-windsurfing.com/2015/news_events/video-oda-johannes-2014-in-brazil

New movie and fish attack!

Check out a new movie with an interview edited by Fri Flyt on the link below. Thanks to Fri Flyt and Red Bull Norway for the movie.

Redbulller

http://www.redbull.com/no/no/surfing/stories/1331681744602/oda-johanne

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The last weeks in Brazil have been really windy. Between 35-50 knots. Sailing most on 4.0 and 3.6. After two weeks of sailing in Jeri I decided to change the spot for a few days.

Together with a German Crew, the polish sailor Kuba and Carina from Austria, I went to the famous flat water spot Camocim. We stayed for five days and sailed every day. Arrianne Aukes arrived to Camocim the same day as us from Holland. It was a nice reunion and fun sailing with everybody in Camocim again. All the locals improved so much since last year. There was a lot of action on the water, especially cool to see Hugo Sousa sailing in 40-50 knots at his home spot. He landed spock into kabi, air-skopu into burner, air-skopu into funnel funnel funnel funnel?!? Just unreal!

My friend Kuba visited Camocim for the first time of his life, and it was a bloody experience for him. He crashed a big move, and after the crash he climbed really fast (more like panic climbing) onto his board and trying to uphal the sail instead of water starting. He sailed back to the beach with a bloody arm. For a second I thought it was a small shark attack (after all the rumors about sharks in Camocim), but apparently he got bit by a fish named Snakehead… Check the photo, not exactly the type of fish you want to have close body contact with…

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After Camocim we went back to Jeri and sailed some nice waves. We had especially two really good days sailing only waves. You could do plenty of turns on each wave- just like a dream day in Jeri. With long distance between the waves, and waves rolling in the whole day, everybody was happy. Check out this photo of Edvan sailing a nice wave.

Waves Jeri

More photos:

Thanks to Jeri250 (Edvan and Aurora), Håkon and Kuba for the photos.

A new adventure in Brazil

For my winter training this year I decided to travel back to one of my favourite places for windsurfing, Jericoacoara. To get here, from Norway, took me more than 50 hours, instead of 16 hours. Some delayed flights, flat tire on the flight, things falling apart inside the flight and so on… But finally I made it to Jericoacoara, in Brazil.

Jeri is really famous for the strong wind the months before Christmas. You can sail everyday with sails between 3.6 and 4.4. I have spent one week here now, and the two first days I was sailing on my Flare 91 and Freek 4.0. Landed some new moves like Shaka into Flaka and spin loop (which I’m not a big fan of…yet!) After a few days I had to rig my 3.6 as the wind increased more and more. One of the days, I left the water after just 40 minutes as the wind was too strong. I had so many hard crashes, but when you land your moves in this wind it’s a great feeling, as you can rotate the moves twice as fast. I haven’t sailed 3.6 once the last two years, so I tell you it was strong. After a week with many hours on the water, I got some problems with my foot, due to too much sailing. It is getting way better now, so tomorrow I will be back on the water again.

Jeri is a really special place for me as I spent so many months of my life here the past three years. The day I arrived I did everything that Jeri has to offer. I sailed, ate Acai, Miller’s cheesebread, Na Casa Dela with the girls here, and at the end some hours of Forro! A perfect start of my three months stay here.

In a few days there will be more sailors arriving here, including my boyfriend who is having his final exams soon! Looking forward to see more friends here the next days.

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A small clip from the first day, filmed by Antoine Ciociola on my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10154677712125094&set=vb.566285093&type=2&theater Shaka