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Pwa La Torche day 4

Well, it wasn’t my best day ever yesterday. Didn’t make it through the trials as I lost with 0,5 points… I’m disappointed as I really wanted to get in to the main event this time. In my heat it was pretty much dead onshore and a lot of white water moving around, which made it hard to sail good. After the trials the conditions turned into starboardtack madness and it would have been fun to show what I’m able to do in these kinds of conditions. I guess that’s how it goes sometimes.

After I got kicked out of the comp I sailed on the other side of the cliff for a few hours to get my confidence back.

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Stalled forward of the other side of the cliff

Now this was y last event on the PWA tour this year as I’m not going to Maui. Good luck to everyone who’s going there to compete! I will write a sum up of the season in another post.

A big thanks to my family, friends and sponsors, you are all amazing and I’m forever grateful!

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PWA La Torche update

Now I have been in La Torche for a couple of days. It was a long long drive, but the session I had Friday evening was worth it all. It was a long time since I sailed proper down the line port tack, so at the beginning I didn’t sail too good but got more and more in to it and in the end I got some nice waves! I really enjoy sailing this challenging conditions with big waves and side-off winds!

The PWA-event has started and at the moment we are on hold waiting for wind. It looks like tomorrow (Tuesday) is the best chance to get the comp started, fingers crossed!

I’m looking forward to do my absolute best here in France and thanks to everyone who’s supporting me!

/Mac

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Waiting for wind in La Torche

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Nice waves in the south west of France, Photo: JC/PWA

PWA Sylt sum up

Well, my time on the island Sylt wasn’t too long. I arrived the day before the event and had a nice training session in the evening. Everything felt really good and I really looked forward to the next day!

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After registration we were on. I was in the third trial heat and the wind was really light. I was on my biggest kit (5,6 Blacktip and 95 ltr Quantum). I took a really nice 1st wave and got good scores. Unfortunately I got stuck in the shore break and couldn’t get out in time to catch a 2nd wave. I was kicked out. Such a bummer as I felt really good on the waves and had a nice feeling after passing the trials in Klitmøller… Now I’m back home preparing and refocusing to the next event that is in La Torche, France that I hope will go more in my favor!

A huge thanks to my family, friends and sponsors for their support, I’m grateful!

Mac

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Kia Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup Sum up

Well, this was an interesting week. As I didn’t go through the trials in neither of the first two events I was super motivated to do it this time.  I have always done good in Klitmøller and I hoped this year wouldn’t be an exception. The first day there was some wind but not much waves so we did a super session instead of the trials. Then the waiting game begun. After have been waiting for 5 days it was finally on during the last day. I was in trials heat 3 and the first two heats showed that it wasn’t easy conditions.

In my heat I manage to stay cool and get some good moves. I went through in to the main event and it was such a relief! Finally after trying and not making it everything came together and I did it.

In the main event I was up against Thomas Traversa. I’m super happy with my heat as I sailed better then I did in the trials. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough but Thomas was ripping and went on to win the whole event so I can’t complain!

Next up is Sylt. It feels so much easier going there now when I made it in Denmark and hopefully I can keep this trend!

Thanks to the organizers and the PWA for making the event happen. And to my sponsors, friends and Family for supporting me, I’m grateful!

/Mac

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Kia Cold Hawaii PWA pt.2

It has been really calm here in Cold Hawaii the last couple of days. The only day there was a chance for competition was wednesday. We had side-off winds and some head high waves occasionally came in. Even though there was no official competition I had a really fun day on the water!

It seems like there will be wind on Sunday, so I’ll guess we’ll have an early start that day…

Keep you posted,

Mac

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Simmer style 2015

The 2015 Simmer Style sail are now launched and hopefully in your local shop. Check simmerstyle.com to find your closest dealer! The new sails are great and make sure you get to try them out!

Sweden goes off

The last week Sweden has been really windy. Since I got back from Tenerife I have been sailing a lot. A few sessions in my home spot ”Läjet” and one down in Vilshärad, Halmstad. That’s a really good spot that I would like to sail a bit more in the future as it reminds me a bit of Klitmöller. 
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But the most memorable day was at one of my all time favourite spots called ”Åsa”. This spot works when it’s straight on shore at home and pretty windy. The waves over there have a bit of punch and togheter with the cross on starboard tack wind it’s pretty much my favourite conditions. I had a lot of fun that day and everybody out there was ripping!
 
Thanks for the photos: Henrik Olsson at Swells, Mikael Linder, Pontus Ny, Emma Häggström and Gustaf Hellborg.
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Photo: Henrik Olsson
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Photo: Gustaf Hellborg
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Back home

Hi!

I’m back home from the canaries. I had a great time except from the fact that I didn’t go through the trials in any of the events. It was a shame as I felt good and had train hard. But in my heat there wasn’t much wind or waves so I had a hard time coming up to my normal standards. But I’ll guess that comes a bit with experience as well… 
After the comp in Tenerife I got some nice training sessions and started to land 360s. I got some footage so I’m editing the next episode in my podcast. 
Atm I’m back home and it’s firing. Tomorrow seems to be a classic day. Hopefully I can get some pictures and video to share with you. 
Keep rippin,
Mac

Tenerife pt.1 and Pozo sum up

Hi!
 
Well, Pozo didn’t really go as I had hoped for but I still had a great time with my friends and got some freesailing in as well. I even got the opportunity to commentate on the PWA live stream together with Ben Proffitt. That was an awesome experience and hopefully I’ll get to do some more of it, as I liked it a lot!
 
Now I’m in Tenerife, preparing for the upcoming event here. I’m super motivated to sail here and really looking forward to do the trials! Yesterday I was out on 5,3 Blacktip and my 85 ltr Quantum. There were some small waves breaking and I got to know the spot a bit. Hopefully there will be some more wind today. 
 
Stay tuned,
Mac
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Some Pozo shots, Thanks Fish Bowl Diaries for them!