Theres some bombs. Too big for me.
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Rencontre avec le yoga Le Yoga est entré dans ma vie il y’a une petite dizaine d’année, mais depuis que je le pratique sur l’eau en POP Spirit, il m’attire irrésistiblement. Plus j’enseigne et plus j’ai besoin de pratiquer. En août dernier, je me suis formée au Québec avec POP YOGA, j’ai validé la formation […]
North rider Fabi Weber enjoying the incredible light weight of the brand new Platinum Aero Wave Boom, (the lightest carbon boom on the planet) in the waves of South Africa. Check out what he wrote us:
"Hi guys, many greets from Capetown. I´m using the all new Aero Boom first time right now and it´s just INSANE! It feels like you have nothing in your hands, so light, so easy to handle, almost a bit unreal. This thing is nuts!! Had a couple of good wipeouts and the stuff got worked like crazy but all good, nothing destroyed, Aero Boom and Masts are solid!
Ok guys, wind is picking up again, off to the beach…
Paris la romantique Paris la capitale de la douce France, la ville la plus romantique du monde, quoi de plus idéal pour y donner 3 cours exceptionnels de SUP YOGA (stand up paddle yoga). C’est au coeur du salon Nautic que j’ai eu la joie de faire découvrir aux nombreux inscrits cette discipline toute récente […]
Cet article Inédit, du SUP YOGA (Paddle Yoga) au coeur de Paris est apparu en premier sur Sarah Hébert ♥ Avec du cœur, tout est possible !.
Whats been going on lately? Well, quite honestly, its been busy. I´ve been forced to spend loads of time in the gym, first of all doing weird exercises, being hooked up to devices, had ups and downs, and only saw little progress at the time. I´ll be totally honest, I am not completely patient! When I want things to happen, I want them to happen NOW!
I´ve spent loads of time in front of the computer, and on the positive side, I´ve managed to catch up on many of the things I had tried to work on over the last few years. So in that sense, it has been manageable sitting at home while the rest of my friends our out in the world racing. Oh well, I came to realize, in the end it was just a couple of races I missed out on, and even though the last event on the world tour which happened in New Caledonia looked pretty cool, I was pretty comfortable sitting at home.
Now back to the negative side, eventually, I realized I was getting in worse and worse shape, so I had to turn up the hours in the gym, and only then did things start to turn. I´ve been hammering it and done what I can so far, and even though there is still probably some way to go yet, I am on a good road!
Now to the anticipation. A short while ago, I was told that I could start hitting the water once more, but at an easy pace not pushing myself too much. I looked a bit back at last I sailed, and realized that it had been about two months!!! This is the most I´ve been off the water for more than 10 years!. It was a really scary thought. It had to end, and I had to hit the water NOW.
After spending a considerable amount of time actually getting my gear back together, I one day recently had the car all packed together and I headed down to the beach, only to realize, that in my absence, one of my battens had decided to break itself. I spent ages trying to fix it, and eventually I had to give up and drive back home in total anger, but this was not the end of it.
I repaired the batten at home, and prepared myself for the day after. Sure enough, conditions were there once more, and I rolled down the hill again, I rigged up, taped up the knee, and off I was!. As soon as I hit the water, the tape on my knee came off,, oh well. When I cruised out, it really felt like it was yesterday I was out. Nothing had changed, but then I got a gust of wind, and on my first run out going full speed, I had to just give out this cry of joy. I couldnt believe how much fun it was blasting across the water!!
Furthermore, the time that I had spent off the water had given my mind time to process all the stuff that I had been working on over the whole season, and everything just came to me: The combination of my mast, my sail, my board and my fin all working together, just all in total harmony. Really an indescribable feeling. All of the excess energy, anger and whatever negative I had kept inside of me for this period of time all just poured out in an imaginary ritual burning. And the knee?,, hmm,, I didnt really feel much pain. I was truly back. After a short while I cruised back in, and headed home in very good spirits. As anyone who surfs would agree on, nothing beats the smile on your face after a good session!
The days after I kept coming back for more, and the conditions kept giving me good times on the water. I´m feeling strong, and although I still have some things to work on, things just came back to me really naturally, and honestly in a better sense than before. I have been truly enjoying the last week or so, and I´m racking up the hours on the water once more, and as soon as I set foot on the water, the motivation just kicked in. Eventually I managed to get my buddy Russel (The wave hobbit) to come down and help me with some photos, so that I can share with the world my time on the water here on Lanzarote which has treated me very good!
Now they did tell me to start carefully, but its pretty darn hard. I swear I went as easy as I possible could!
More good times are come. I am just enjoying it more and more, and I cant wait to get properly started on training for a new season with lots of exciting times coming up!
Marco Lang´s latest test report about the new Warps F2015 and the new SUPER LIGHT Platinum Aero rave boom:
"Perfect testconditons here in France. After three weeks without any contact on the Slalomboard it was time to hit the water again. We had perfect conditions for 7,7 and 7,0 Warp F2015. incredible Performance STABLE-GOOD CONTROL-PERFECT ACCELERATION (best race sail). And today I tried for the first time the NEW AERO Boom. I can´t believe it, feels like you have nothing in the hand, so light and still as stiff as the Platinium boom!
Hopefully we get more of this conditions here in France!"
|Promising morning view...|
|full pooowwweeerrr on 4,5|
|Local surfer enjoying|
|Local rider Herman with impressive "AIRS"|
|some nice moments for me|
|Shannon going highline on a set wave|
|beautiful but stony playground|
|4.2 was the best size this day|
|this one I couldnt escape...|
|Local "Eisdealer" with some nice turns...|
|South Localboy Simon on the end off his wave...|
|Local "Doc" and rider Nobert on a beauty one...|
|Siesta time for Simon and me...|
|... people enjoying the wave action...|
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I will probably have no internet at home for a few days, so I'm doing this post from my phone.
Here's what's at the maui buoy:
5.1ft @ 10s from 21° (NNE)
5.1ft @ 11s from 23° (NNE)
4.2ft @ 5s from 38° (NE)
3.7ft @ 15s from 324° (NW)
The apparently NW swell actually reads 6f 15s from 301 at the waimea and nw buoys and that shows you the refraction i was posting about yesterday.
The waves bend around all those islands and arrive on maui's north shore from a direction that is 23 degrees different, pretty much half the size and - this is not shown by the buoys - way less consistent.
The NNE swell will be far more consistent but, due to the difference in period, the nw sets will be easy to spot.
Photo from hookipa coming up soon.
Have fun in the sun everyone!
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I’ve updated my facebook site more frequently than this space, so here comes a little summary of what’s been going on.
after my first strike on the opening event of the pwa tour in pozo with a 5th place, i’ve had another 5th in the double elimination of the pwa worldcup in tenerife – putting me into a 4th in the ranking for a month. the next worldcup in denmark i finished 9th, with a bit of an unlucky one in the sencond round. next event up was sylt, but not enough wind there to secure a result. one week later we went to ta torche in france, an epic return of this historic event. we scored really good conditions, with wind for 4.0 and a punchy shorebreak. fun to sail, but the luck was again not on my side, putting me into 8th in the ranking. It came down to the pwa aloha classic on maui. i came 15th, enough to keep my 8th place in the overall for the final ranking. a great year overall, with most events since 2007, really mixed conditions with starboard and port tack events. it’s my 7th Top 10 result in the pwa overall… feels pretty cool to be right up there with soo much talent around! huge congrats to thomas traversa for winning his first world champion crown.
ooh i almost forgot one of the highlights: my first ever indoor event in the national stadium of warsaw. incredible action with live tv coverage and 40.000 people checking it out! pretty amazing to have a windsurfing show featured like a soccer match. i finished 7th place.
here a few shots from the events. all taken by john carter / pwaworldtour.com, except indoor: femke geestmann