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!
Loading the car
On our way to Camocim
Arrianne doing some yoga
The Camocim crew 2014
Miss Aukes pushing her shakas
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…
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.
Phil arrived in Jeri
Sharing some waves
Edvan “the bird”
After the evening session
Ponch – my new favourite move
Thanks to Jeri250 (Edvan and Aurora), Håkon and Kuba for the photos.
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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The PWA event in Poland was really crazy. On Saturday, we sailed in front of 30.000 people inside the national footballstadium in Warsaw. To sail freestyle in the pool was really hard. I need more experience sailing indoor. But anyway, it was a very nice time in Poland with all the other riders and my whole family and friends who came all the way from Norway.
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.