Well, the event here on Sylt in Germany didn’t really get any wind. There was enough to do one slalom elimination but for the wave fleet and freestylers there was no action for the whole event. It’s a bit of a shame because it is such a huge event and so many spectators.
We had some action with tow in and SUP-races which was fun and entertaining for the crowds.
Fun time with the Jumbo SUP race. Phots: John Carter / PWA
Now I’m looking forward to get home and get time on the water to practice for the next event.
Kepp you posted,
So, after a couple of days of waiting here in Klitmoller we finally started the comp on the fourth day.
I was in the second trial heat and sailed good. I got some really nice smacks in the pocket but it wasn’t enough and I lost very close to Pablito. But because of the second place I advanced to the trial finals.
Hitting the lip during the trials final. Photo: Jesper Holm
There I was against local Mads Björnaa and Gustav Häggström. I narrowly lost to Mads and with my second wave scoring 6,5 from two judges and 2,5 from one… Thats a bit weird in my eyes! Well, I’m not too bummed because I’m happy with how I sailed and kept calm during the heats.
The day after I scored some sick sailing in Hanstholm. Down the line and clean waves. Got some long and fun rides so that made it easier to have got knocked out early!
Now I’m looking forward to the next event in Sylt!
Will keep you posted,
The latest episode in the Viking Diaries is online. I had a great summer even though I didn’t get the result I was hoping for during the two first PWA events. Check out the video with action from Sweden and Gran Canaria!
So after being on hold the first few days if the contest in El Medano we started the trials on the third day. I was on 5,3 and my 90 ltr board. I felt really good in the warm up and looked forward to my heat! I started off with a forward to get some safe scores in and then concentrated on the waves. I got one good first wave but then I got out of sync with the sets. I didn’t really get a good 2nd wave and after a while I started to look for a better ramp to improve my jump but it didn’t really happen. I lost my heat and got knocked out. I was really disappointed as my sailing feels really good but I just doesn’t seem to exel in my heats. Somehow I put to much pressure on myself and kind of sail safe instead of just going full power… Well, it’s a learning process and I’ll get there!
After the comp was finished there was a super session in Siam Park (a water land in Tenerife) and I got a spot in there! I was totally stoked and had so much fun during the session in the pool! It was pretty hard to tow in and jump the wave but I really enjoyed it and it’s an experience I’ll remember forever, and it took some of the disappointment from not going through the trials in both GC and Medano away!
Goiter in Siam Park – Photo: Jose Pina.
Now I am back in Sweden to work and train before the next stops on the tour which is four weeks ahead. I am super happy with this summer! I have been able to stay 7 weeks in the canaries and have improved my port tack sailing a lot! I have starting to get the double and wave 360’s in together with getting more high and consistency in my other moves. And have innovated a new move, the Viking loop! So I guess you can say I’m stoked about this summer!
Thanks to my family, friends and sponsors for all your support! I am truly grateful and you are all amazing!
The last two days I have been on a mission to Bornholm, a Danish island south if Sweden, but will give you a report of that in another post.
The first few days on the PWA event in tenerife has been on the edge! I have been sailing everyday but there is just a little to small waves to start the competition. I’m really focused and feel good in my freesailing, so hopefully we get to sail the qualifiers soon! I’m in the third heat and you can follow it live on pwaworldtour.com. There might be something coming in on Friday/Saturday, fingers crossed!
Keep you posted,
Opening ceremony in El Medano – Photo: Windusurf Tenerife/Jochen
So after the comp I had a few more days of sailing in Pozo. I really enjoyed it and had a few sessions on my 3,4 even, super windy!
On the last day I landed/invented a new move, The Viking loop. I had practiced it a bit after realizing it could be a new move after crashing a tweaked push loop. We got it on film and it’s online on my FB page and instagram. I’m super stoked to have invented a new move! feels like it’s just the really big names who does this things so I’m proud and happy!
After that I went back home to Sweden for a week. Was nice to meet my family again and I scored some really fun windsurfing. It was good to get a starboard tack session in and gain some confidence after five weeks of grinding on Gran Canaria!
Photo: David Holmqvist
Photo : Davis Holmqvist
Now I’m back on the islands and this time it’s Tenerife. I have had two days of sailing and am starting to get into he conditions here. On Monday the event starts and I’m looking forward to to my best!
Keep you posted,
So, after the last update I took part in the PWA wave event here in Pozo. I was super motivated and had a good feeling before the event as training had gone so good and I was well prepared!
Unfortunately I didn’t go through the trial heat I was in and I’m really disappointed with my performance during the heat. I had a 3,4 rigged and ready at the beach as it was super windy but decided to go with 3,7. I was ok powered up for two minutes but the wind went out of control. I could’t really bottom turn properly so got pretty bad scores in the waves, plus I didn’t get my second jump in. Such a shame because I have been landing everything with super high consistency lately. Well, I guess my nerves isn’t the best and that is something I have to work on! So basically I didn’t come up to my standards, chose the wrong sail and sailed a bad heat!
Now I just have to learn from this and keep on fighting, because I won’t give up! Even though it didn’t go my way on this event, I’m still stoked to be competing with the best windsurfers in the world and the level is so high all the way from the top guys all the way down to the trials!
Thanks to all my sponsors, family and friers for your support! You are amazing!
Photo: John Carter
Well, Pozo has been absolutely on fire the last days. I have been super powered up on 3,7 and could easily been on 3,4 sometimes! I have been pushing hard on the jumps these days. I have concentrated on the double forward as I feel really confident in my other jumps like back loop and stalled forwards. The wind seems to go down a little bit the next coming days so I’m looking forward to practice the wave riding a bit more. Have nailed a couple of more 360s so it feels good but need to get more hacks and practice the bottom turn a little bit more to get good drive into the cutback. The PWA event starts in 6 days so there is a bit more time to get into it all and get in tune. I’m really looking forward to do the trials and will do my best to make it through!
Keep you posted!
Double training, getting closer
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,