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Gran Canaria pt. 4

Since the last post I have been busy doing rehab and treatments for my shoulder injury. I trie to sail one day but it was to painful so I had to realize that I can’t windsurf until it’s properly healed. I went to a clinic in Vecindario together with Daida and they did an ultrasound check on the shoulder. The verdict is that I have a sprained shoulder. Good news as it probably won’t take to much time to get back!

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Rehab. Photo: Mikael Linder / In To Fire & Water

Not being able to sail meant I have had time to watch some of the best sailors in the world and get inspired. The level is so high and I’m super stoked to be a part of the wave world tour, windsurfing is awesome!

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Victor seems to be on form. Definitely a championship contender! Photo: Mikael Linder / In To Fire & Water
During the days off water between rehab and training I have also been able to concentrate on my filming and editing which I really enjoy. Some fun projects and the 14th episode of the Viking Diaries is in the making, so stay tuned for that!

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Focused. Photo: Mikael Linder / In To Fire & Water

Keep you updated,

Mac

Gran Canaria pt. 3

So after the wind patch we had here two weeks ago it has been pretty light. But I have had time to train and my parents came to visit which was really nice!

Unfortunately though I injured my shoulder during the warm up for a BJJ session this monday. I fell over and put all my weight on the shoulder and felt that something was wrong immediately. I was really sore in the evening and then the day after I went to Daida Moreno who’s not only a world class windsurfer, she is also a great physic therapist. Apparently there is some small damage to some tendons in the shoulder but with her treatments and rehab I probably can sail this weekend!

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Getting fixed by Daida. Photo: Mikael Linder @ In To Fire & Water

Now Mikael Linder from In To Fire & Water is here for a week and hopefully we’ll get some good shots from the water, can’t wait!

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Photo: Mikael Linder @ In To Fire & Water

Keep you updated!
Mac

Gran Canaria pt. 2

So after not have been sailing for almost two weeks over here it has finally started to be windy. The last two days has offered some good wind but no waves. It seems like the wind will stay a solid south swell is hitting this afternoon and will stick around for a couple of days. So I hope to score some good conditions and get some action shots for you!

Keep you guys posted,
Mac

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Looking forward to some good conditions the next couple of days.

Gran Canaria pt.1

So, I have been on Gran Carnaria almost a week now. It hasn’t been windy so I have been surfing, working out and trained Muay Thai.

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Fun Muay Thai session with Dario and the rest of the Tatami 211 crew.

Even if there is no wind I kind of like to be here. It’s really quiet but after a couple of days you get used to it and it’s really nice to just be able to focus on training and getting ready for these windy days, which seems to be here next week.

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The empty streets of Pozo

As I said above it seems like we are in for some wind next week. Not to much but still good to get out there and sail and practice! I’m so motivated to train hard for this year and really happy to be able to spend some time down here!

Keep you posted,
Mac

Spring news

The competition season is getting closer and I have booked my first trip of the year. I’m heading to Gran Canaria early April to practice for the upcoming comps. I feel it’s the right thing to do as I lack a bit of consistency in my port tack moves and hopefully get some more moves in the bag for the summer.  I really do look forward to it as I haven’t windsurfed for more then a month now and really want to sail a lot.

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Pozo. Photo: Jose Pina

But I have had time to focus on my fitness etc. I also had a presentation for my sponsors one evening talking about last year and my goals for this season..

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Presentation for my great sponsors. Photo: Patric Henriksson

Thanks to all my sponsors for making this possible!

Keep you guys posted,

Mac

Update

So the winter has been pretty lame lately, not much wind and cold weather. But we are slowly going towards spring!

That has given me time to do other stuff though. I have been training a lot, released a new video with action from this winter, had a evening with a presentation for my sponsors and planned this year.

My plan is to go to Gran Canaria later this spring to practice for the upcoming season. I feel that I need to get super solid with my port tack, so that feels like a good decision!

The latest episode in the Viking Diaries has been going really good. Thanks to everyone who have watched it and for the nice comments!

Some exiting stuff is in the lineup for the season so stay tuned for good news!

Mac

Presentations at Peder Skrivares skola

Thanks to everyone who came and listened to me this Tuesday! I hope I got to inspire some of you, I think it’s really important to encourage young people to follow their dreams!

/Mac

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The Viking Diaries #12

Start of the winter and concussion

Hi!

The winter has started great here in Sweden with good wind and waves. Unfortunately I suffered a concussion last time I sailed so has to stay off the water and recover for a while now. A bit frustrating as I felt good on the water but I’ll be back stronger!

Keep you posted!

Markus

Clip from my latest session, filmed by Mikael Linder

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So, we got started on the first day. It was absolute carnage. Double mast high sets and maybe 10 knots of wind. The channel was closing out all the time. I watched the trial heats and the channel was open maybe once every 25th minute. I was in the first heat of the comp and it was still super light wind on the inside. I almost passed the channel but got taken out by a giant set and got punished down in lanes. Unfortunately I didn’t get out in time for my heat so lost that one. I was really bummed because I enjoy these big waves and wanted to show what I can do when it big like that. Well, no need to be bummed because I still had the double elimination. There I was against Victor Fernandez and Jaeger Stone who’s ranked 2nd and 3rd on the world ranking. I cached one good wave in the beginning but the the wind was too light for me to make it back up wind to get a solid 2nd wave. I actually was going through until the last minute and only lost with 1,3 points so I’m still stoked!

Now I have have some free time and free sailing during the lay days here. Looking forward to one more week of windsurfing and to get some good footage to my Viking Diaries!

Keep you posted,

Mac

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Bottom turning at Hookipa during the double elimination. Photo JC | PWA

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Lanes action. Two last photos: Mikael Linder