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Pozo pt. 4

So, Pozo beast haven’t really been awaken yet but we have got some okay sessions the last days. I finally landed a 360 in the wave here in Pozo after just sliding off the back on most of them lately. Super happy with that and hopefully I can get it a bit more consistent now as this week seems to be pumping!

Other then sailing I have kept on working out off the water as well to be as fit as possible. Then I can sail more concentrated and not being worried to get injured etc..

Looking forward to some windy days and will keep you posted,

Mac

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Pozo pt. 3

So, Pozo is a bit slow atm. It turned out as the first days were the best ones this far. It has been wind so I have been on the water but there is pretty much no waves at all.. It’s a bit frustrating but I’m staying motivated and focused and am training on my table top forwards atm. They are coming together good and it feels nice to start having them in the bag as it’s a good move to have when the conditions are on the edge. It seems like the forecast is better for the next days and I really hope we’ll get solid days so I can train hard..

Keep you posted,

Mac

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360 from the first day

Pozo pt.2

After a few good days on the water in the beginning of the trip the waves are almost gone. There is a bit of wind so I’m practicing the shaka so I later on can do the backside 360. Super hard move and I feel like a total beginner when trying it, haha! Have got a few good tips and I feel some progression but really slow.. Though while there where waves I got a hang of the wave 360 so that one will hopefully fall in to place the next wavy days!

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Framegrab from a backie the other day.

Yesterday was midsummer eve so we celebrated a bit with some traditional midsummer food!

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Midsummer celebration with the boys!

It seems like there will be a few low days and then on Tuesday and onwards it will start pumping, fingers  crossed!

Keep you posted,

Mac

Pozo pt.1

After a good spring back home in Sweden with a lot of work and some solid sessions I’m now on Gran Canaria to practice and get ready for the upcoming events. I got here two days ago and yesterday was a full day on the water. Me, Ben Proffitt and Gustav Häggström started with video training straight away. Thats probably the best way to improve quickly and I got really close to land some moves in the second session after analyzing what I did wrong in the first session of the day!  Pozo is different to all places I’ve been and I am looking forward to train hard and improve!

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Got gear? Plenty of stuff with me to GC.. 

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Me and Ben going through some moves..

Keep you posted,

Mac

Back home concentrating on the summer

Since I got back from Maui it has been full power working and fitness. I have sailed a fair bit too but it hasn’t been epic. I’m in a really good shape at the moment and am looking forward to get to the canaries soon to camp and practice some port tack before the upcoming world tour events over there!

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Tweaked pushloop in Läjet. Photo: Christer Holm

Tonight is the premier of a swedish windsurfing movie called ”the seasons” and the celebration of my sponsor Surfers Varbergs 30th year in business! I am really looking forward to see the film and meet all the people at the party!

Keep ripping,

Markus

Maui pt. 5 – Sum up

So, then I was back home in Sweden after five intense weeks on the beautiful island of Maui.

It was a great trip and I can’t remember a season over there which was that windy. I sailed everyday except four…. I got to train hard and I feel that I have got better, especially at reading the waves and turn with more power and confidence. I am so close to land the goiter and wave 360 now! I landed a few but catapulted just after the landing, a bit annoying! Well, it feels like I will stick them soon and I can’t wait.

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Mid 360 by 1 more photography!

The Simmer Style photoshoot was great and I feel I was a bit more in to it this time comparing to last year. I was in a better position for the water photographer etc which is really hard and needs a lot of practice!

Thanks to everyone for making this a great trip! Check out the latest episode in my podcast series from Maui bellow!

/Mac

Maui pt. 4

Wow, what a trip it has been this far! The wind has been great the whole time but it has lacked a bit of waves until three days ago when a solid north-west swell hit the north-shore. The first day I sailed Hookipa all day and then did some final testing with the Simmer team in Kanaha during the evening. We have some sick boards coming in the next lineup! The day after Hookipa was on absolute fire. The first thing I saw when I drove in to the car park was a double mast high set rolling through. I got absolutely pumped and head out. I caught my first waves, did an air, landed it but somehow ended up on the rocks. Nothing major happened except som ding on the board that I had to take care of. So, I went home, fixed the dings and drove straight back to Hookipa and just as I parked the wind died. So annoying..

I was super bummed to missed the great day and had my fingers crossed for the next. And what a day it turned out to be…

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One handed goiter. Photo: Jimmie Hepp

The waves where still there oven if it was a tiny bit smaller then the day before. I was solid on 4,7 and had so much fun! Got some good things on video as well so I’m stoked!

Keep ripping

Mac

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Photos by Jimmie Hepp

Stoke overload

I’m super stoked at the moment!

Last week I found out that I was published in an Italian magazine called 4windsurf. It’s a double spread with an article about the two storms that hit Sweden this winter. Super stoked!

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AND….

Yesterday I found out I was published on the segment ”magic moment” in Reb Bulls magazine – The Red bulletin! Mega stoked to be in that mag!! So nice to bee be the face of my sport in a magazine like that!

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And not to forget I have and article in my sponsor Surfers magazine ”surfers news” about my year on the 2014 PWA tour. So if your in Sweden make sure you get a copy!

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All the publicity I’ve had in mags lately is insane. Four mags in less then one year. Mega stoked!

Thanks everyone!

Markus

Maui pt. 3

Hey!

Since my last post there has been a lot of sailing, testing gear, hanging out with nice people and the Simmer style photoshoot has started. There was a few days without wind but then I got to surf and do some other workouts to keep active.

Yesterday I got my hands of a new prototype I have been working on together with Ola Helenius, Simmer board designer. It’s a tweak on the Flywave shape and I got to test it right away at Hookipa. The board felt very nice and I think it will be amazing after I have tuned it in a bit with fin set up, mast foot position etc. I have also been testing the 2016 sails together with sail designer and owner Tomas Persson. We have, together with the team, been sorting out the last touches needed on the sails and they will come out great! So happy and thankful that I get to be involved in the R&D with these talented and nice people!

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Me and Tomas working on the 2016 Simmer sails.

I have also lost the keys to my car two times in one week. Must be the massive testing days that have taken to much of my concentration, haha..

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Squeeezing in to get a lift back home after I’ve lost my car keys at sea.. 

The wind keeps blowing here and today we’ll be busy with the photoshoot! What a season so far!

Mahalo,

Mac

Maui pt. 2

The last few days on Maui has been like the first ones, windy and wavy! Been sailing in Hookipa but also had a jumping session at sprecks yesterday. Was good to get some jumps in and then I had a really nice evening at Hookipa. Got some of the best waves I ridden here. One wave hold up so good that I got three solid turns and a nice air to finish it of with, stoke!

I have been practicing the Goiter a bit as well and getting closer. Pretty much always lands inside the wave now but just need to pull the sail out of the white water…

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Nice goiter shot by Fish Bowl Diaries! 

We have some Simmer prototype boards here as well that I’ve been testing. Super fun to test and feel the differences etc! Also been checking out the process of a new proto that I have been designing with Ola Helenius. It’s awesome to see how the board is made from scratch!

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Checking out the making of the prototype designed by me and Ola.

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Nice evening session at Hookipa. Photo: Fish Bowl Diaries 

The forecast looks really good for the mid/end of the week so hopefully I’ll be able to test my new board!

Keep you posted,

Mac