It refers to the life of a windsurfer without a coach, manager or any other system that tells you what to do, when to work out, when to book tickets, how to find sponsors and how to make a living. We are our own coaches, managers and time planners. So to get where you want as a windsurfer, you simply need to get your shit done – because a windsurfer’s life is the best life!
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«A Windsurfer´s Dream»
Thanks to Tom Deburchgrave for the filming and editing. It was great doing this together in Cape Town during a few sessions on the water.
The video is about my journey from a life of playing handball, studying and living in Norway, to becoming a professional windsurfer traveling the world searching for wind!
As this video goes online now, I really want to thank a few special people who made this life possible, and guided me to follow my heart to live a different life! It started with a motivation speech from Karina Hollekim – one of the most badass women (in a good way) on the planet. Base jumping from the top of mountains and just being awesome traveling the world. After that day I wanted to do something similar. Not jump from cliffs, but to take my windsurfing to the next level and discover the world!
I got really motivated by Martin Haglev who had a windsurfing shop in Oslo. He said: «GO compete Oda, here is the gear you need!» And from there on I have been very lucky to get sponsors from my local area. Stian Vedal in VEMA has been one of the main reasons I can still do what I do! Also a big thanks to Svein Rasmussen and Starboard Windsurfing. It´s great riding for a brand that really appreciates having girls on the team, so thank you giving me the chance to work with you! Thanks to my local distributor Karl Aksel Aubert at skiogsurf.no, who always helps delivering gear at a high level! Thanks to Timm-Daniel Köpke in Maui Ultra Fins for the support through all the years. This was my first sponsor and still riding for you! Thanks to Severne Sails for having me in the team and making the best sails! Also a big thank you to Luca and Pousada WindJeri, O’Neill and my sister Line Therese Strøm Vikene for all the support and endless wetsuits! So excited to be with Maxim Norge for this season as well, and amazing to have Rune Kransberg with me on the team this season! I can´t wait to start the 2018 competition season! 10 days left until the 1st World Cup in Morocco!
A huge thanks to my love Håkon Skorge for sharing the passion. He is probably the only one in the world who really knows what I´m doing! And to my family, all my 3 parents: Thor Stokstad, Hege Brødholt and Rigmor Fagerheim. My brothers and sisters, mini Klara and grandparents! Big love!
I would also like to thank all the 180 people who took part in our 2017 Windsurf Clinics. I´m really excited for our new 2018 clinics:) We are ready to help you take your windsurfing to the next level with our company, Norway Sports Adventures!
Okey, that´s enough… Go watch the video=)
Something completely different from what I normally post, still such a big part of my life = workout! Yes, I do not only windsurf… In collaboration with Maxim Norge and Alex Mertens we made this workout video. For sure a bit of strength makes windsurfing easier and more fun. Follow my Instagram for daily updates from all around the world! Thanks to HFC Bonaire and Flamingo TV Bonaire for their support! Watch in HD.
Oda Johanne defying gravity in Brazil. 2,5 months of EPIC time in South America. Watch the latest clip in the link.
Info about the video: Oda, Maaike and Sarah Quita all planned their winter training in Brazil this year.
They spent quite some time together sailing at Jeri and at the lagoons.
After watching this funny video about a horse being the definition of overdramatic we quickly developed this joke that they shouldn’t be so dramatic. Watch that clip here: overdramatic horse
On these little trips to the lagoon and when out of the water there was always a bit of drama going on.
Oda was sure she was almost attacked by a crocodile (There are only small fish in the lagoon), While camping in the dunes Sarah-Quita made up her boardbag bed as high as possible because she’s terrified of toads. And Maaike.. well actually Maaike is the least dramatic of them all. Until she gets on the water of course. She has the most exaggerated crashes and her dramatic moment was when she almost knocked herself out and had this huge bump develop on her forehead. Maaike is dramatically hardcore.
All drama on the beach aside, the girls have pushed each other hard on the water and produced this little #overdramatic freestyle clip featuring mad forwards, pushloops, kono’s skopu’s and more.
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Music: Sleepwalker (Feat. London Thor) [DROELOE Remix]
New video online! “BACK IN BUSINESS” with windsurfing from the first days here in Brazil. Fun sessions on the water lately! Watch it in HD=)