So, the 2016 NetIP PWA Cold Hawaii world cup is over.
It was a long week with a lot of waiting. On Friday we were close to get started but the waves didn’t really show up so they released us at 7 pm. I had a few warm up sessions and felt good on the water with 5,6 and 95 liters.
Fine tuning my gear
Yesterday the wind was a bit more south and some waves were rolling through. I went out on my 5,6 and 95 again. It was really light and the waves were really soft so it wasn’t easy to do proper turns. But the head judge thought it was good enough for competing so the qualification round got started. I was in the third heat. There I was struggling to find a good second wave and didn’t get the first spot. But made it to the Qualifying final so I had to recharge my mind and get going again.
Making the most of the small waves
There it got even lighter wind and smaller waves so I was struggling big time. Apparently everyone in the final did so they cancelled the heat. But 15 min later they started again. In that heat I was finding some good waves in the beginning and felt positive. But, ten minutes in the heat they cancelled it again. Bummer as I had scored waves but fair for the other guys. Then we tried again but it wasn’t happening. After that we had a 45 min break. The wind picked up a little bit so they started our heat again. But out there I was so under powered and the waves was so small so I could hardly do anything, but they ran the whole heat anyway. Unfortunately I didn’t make it to the main draw but I am happy that I made it to the Q-final, got to practice heats and to be able to be standby and ready mentally.
So over all a good event for me and I learned a lot!
Thanks to all my sponsors, family and friends for all your amazing support! I am truly grateful!
Photos: Mikael Linder | In To Fire & Water
So the 2016 Net IP Cold Hawaii world cup has started.
Not much wind on the horizon the next coming days bur Sunday looks promising and the forecast is improving every day so fingers crossed that we will get some competing done!
It’s great to see everyone here again and I really like this lifestyle following the tour, competing and hanging out with some of the best windsurfers in the world!
Will keep you guys posted!
Photos: Mikael Linder | In To Fire & Water
So home haven’t been as windy as i hoped i would be this time but I have still managed to get some sessions on the water. I have been working on my one footed and one-foot one-hand backloops, as well as keeping the other moves fresh! And when the non windy days I have been working hard on my fitness. Been focusing on Muay Thai, SUP together with the Crosswater team and general fitness in the gym. Feels great to get in good shape for the upcoming comps!
One footed – One handed backloop. Photo: Mikael Linder
Training with Magnus from Crosswater. Photo: Mikael Linder
The next world tour stop in Denmark is just around the corner so now it’s time to get ready for that. I’m off the 16th of September and really hope we’ll get some wind to warm up over there during the weekend before the comp week starts!
Am also starting to film for the next TVD episode so stay tuned. We are aiming to have a new style and vibe in this episode so stay tuned!
So now I have been at home in Sweden for two weeks already!
The second stop on the world up in Tenerife was a great experience. I made it to the qualifying final but didn’t manage to go through there. A bit bummed about that as I know I had a big chance of making it through! Well, win or learn.. No I know what I need to work on and how to prepare myself for these kind of situations!
All in all I have had a great summer. It was so important for me to be able to spend a lot of time in the water windsurfing and I feel that my level has gone up a lot comparing to before this trip. My port tack sailing is feeling so much better and I really look forward to this fall and the competitions in Denmark, Germany and France!
Big thanks to my sponsors for making this possible, my family and friends for their amazing support and everyone who made this summer so great! Check out the 15th episode of the Viking Diaries to see some Pozo action!
We are getting closer to the second PWA wave event of the season and I am looking forward to it. I have been training really hard on the water the last two weeks and have been working on my push loops, doubles and wave riding. Me and my team mate Marc Paré have been sailing a bit in Ojos and Vargas which reminds a lot about Tenerife. And from what we have heard it’s packed with people sailing Cabezo so we probably did the right thing to stay here for training.
Tail throw in Vargas by Jose Pina
Two days I landed the best double I’ve ever done. Both rotations fully in the air and landed upright on the board. Unfortunately the sail got to powered up so it blew out of my hands but so close to have them dialed in now!
Keep you posted,
So the week after the first PWA event of the year was the best one since I got to Gran Canaria in April.
A lot of wind and a lot of waves. Man, windsurfing in conditions like this is just so much fun!
I have been training hard and been concentrating on my tweaked push loops and have started to land them. Just need to work on my style a bit but getting closer to where I want them to be! Also been sailing a bit in Ojos (a spot not of Pozo) to get my wave riding in tune for the next event on Tenerife. Also land my first one footed backloop on this tack. So happy to see progression in my sailing and the time I spend here is paying off!
Snap at Ojos By Mikael Linder
Tweaked Pushloop, filmed by Marc Paré
The forecast looks good for next weekend and I am looking forward to keep on pushing!
Keep you guys posted,
So, now the Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival is over. It was a great event with sick action from all the competitors!
I was in the qualifiers and pretty close to make it to the qualifying final. I was powered up on 3,7 during my heat and had some ok jumps. I got a pretty good stalled forward and an one handed backloop just in the end of the heat. Though I was struggling a bit to find good waves as it was pretty small. I got a wave with a backside hit, a frontside snap and some more backside milking. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough as my opponent got slightly better waves..
Backloop. Photo: Fish Bowl Diaries
One handed. Photo: Jose Pina
It sucks to not make it through but at the same time this competition was a huge step forward for me. I have been struggling so much with my mentality during the competitions before. In my heats I haven’t landed anything and been so nervous that I could barely jibe. Now I was focused and calm, landed my jumps and got some waves. Still need to work on that extra push and killer instinct in my heats but it’s coming! Also need to work on a certain move and will push to have it for the next event..
Getting the stuff ready. Photo: Mikael Linder
All and all a good start to the season and I am really looking forward to the next event!
Thanks for all the support from my family, sponsors, and friend, you are all amazing! And thanks to the PWA and the Moreno Twins for making this event happen!
So the PWA event here in Pozo has finally started. Yesterday I got registered and got all my sails and board ready for competition. I am in the third heat of the trials and it looks like we will be on on Wednesday.
Ready to go! Photo: Mikael Linder | In To Fire & Water
Im so happy to be a part of it all and to get the season started feels great. I have prepared myself as good as I could have and I’m looking forward to go out there and do my absolute best and perform!
Will keep you guys updated!
One week left to the PWA event kicks of here in Pozo.
It hasn’t been great really but yesterday we had a classic Pozo day. Super windy and waves. I the beginning of the day I was on 4,2, then 4,0 and in the evening I rigged 3,4.. I am pretty much never sailing a sail that small but it is always fun to be on the smallest gear!
Sailing feels good atm. Going for doubles etc and it feels like I will stick them soon. My other moves feels good as well and I have an overall positive vibe and feeling during my sessions!
I have also started to film a bit with a waterproof bag for my camera. Super fun and I really enjoy doing it so will definitely do more!
The 14th episode in The Viking Diares got online yesterday so make sure you check it out. It’s a windsurfing action bomb so sit tight!
Keep you guys posted,
I’m back on the water!!
It’s so good to be able to sail again! I have put in a lot of hours on the water practicing various moves. We haven’t had amazing conditions yet but at least wind enough to get out and sail!
It is starting to get really crowded now as the world cup event over here is starting in a few weeks. It feels like it will be a great event as always and it feels amazing to be a part of it!
I am almost done with the new Viking Diaries episode but need some more action filmed. Sorry for the delay but my injury stopped the process a bit. But it feels like thin one will be a good one. I have had time to fine trim the clip and now it’s pretty much just action shots that needs to be put in to place! Will keep you guys posted!
The Viking Diaries ion the making
Practicing planning forward to hope fully stick the double better when we get bigger waves. Photo: Jose Pina