From the mid of October I spent my 2 month winter training in Jericoacoara, Brazil. It’s always great to come back to Jeri as it’s like my 2nd home. The first weeks were awesome. Windsurf, surf, acai and forro all day long. After 2,5 weeks of great sailing I was a bit unlucky and crashed hard trying a ponch. I twisted my knee and couldn’t windsurf for the next three weeks. I went to Fortaleza to take X-rays and MRI. The photos showed that I had a small rift in the meniscus and a muscle around the knee. It was actually not that bad news. A big thank to my friends Tom Soltysiak and windsurf-doctor Eva Oude Ophuis for helping me out of the water. And to the guys who carried me all the way home from the beach.
During the weeks off the water I trained TRX rehab everyday, filmed my friends windsurfing and watched the Wind Jeri wave and freestyle contest. The action was great to see from the beach with top riders in the men and women disciplines.
Arrianne Aukes and I had our windsurfing clinic in November. Thanks to everyone who took part of it. Great to see how much you all improved during those four days.
The last three weeks of my trip I was windsurfing every day again. Regular ducking moves on starboard tack seemed to be impossible for my knee, so I decided to learn other regular stance moves that didn’t disturb my knee. I was pretty happy just to be back on the water sailing around instead of facing the TRX exercise ropes again. Thanks to my boyfriend for being the best fysio. With his help I was back on the water in record time!
This week a new video will be online “SAILING IN PARADISE”. It’s a windsurfing clip together with my friend Edvan de Souza. Follow my facebook page “Oda Johanne Windsurfing” to watch it in a few days!
Hope to see you all back in Jeri next year!