- Published on 10 April 2014
- Published on 12 January 2014
After a disappointing winter in Norway with close to no snow it was time to go to France again for the 10th annual Snowkite Masters, Snowkite World Championship. Arriving late last night I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the morning came with loads of snow, sun from clear skies and temperatures just below zero. Perfect weather for snowkiting!
First up on the schedule was race. Not my strongest dicipline, but I thought why not compete when I’m here anyway!
There were 5 heats all toghether and I started out pretty bad in the first heat getting a foil kite through my lines just before the start. Even so, I managed to fight my way back up and finished 2nd. In the finals everything lined up and I managed to win! Bigg ups to the Best team for the new lightwind 15m TS. Awesome lightwind kite:) Now it’s time to focus for the freestyle competition that kicks off tomorrow 09:30
- Published on 16 December 2013
Heres a new edit from my awesome trip to Brazil with Chris Bobryk, Alex Neto and Gisela Pulido from the Best Team.
The whipeout at the start is from a snowkite DVD; Whiteout, that will be published online for free shortly! Stay tuned :)
Shot in Uruau and Taiba with Canon 650D and 18-135mm STM. Perfect flat water, beautiful places, nice people and an awesome atmosphere. Perfect place to skip the dreadful autumn in Norway and train for the upcoming World Championship in France 11th to 18th of January
- Published on 03 December 2013
After a fotoshoot in Cumbuco with the Best Team I headed down to Uruau to meet up with Marit Nore from Nordic Kite Girls and do some filming. The night before, Eric Leon and I drove down to Cumbuco for some food and on the way back we got pulled over by the cops not once, but twice! The first time we were stopped in a road block and it took us half an hour before we understood that the cops wanted money to let us pass, being all subtle about it in Portugease. When we finally got going again, Eric fell asleep and I managed to miss the exit to Taiba so we ended up in Paracuru 45 minutes south of Taiba where we got pulled over again in a Hollywood style ransacking of the car with guns poining at us the whole time and angry shouting in Portugease. Evidently they were searching for a robber trying to skip town so when our car turned out to be empty the cops turned civilised again. Exciting night!
When I finally started to close in on Uruau, I had to recruit a guy from a pizzeria in the closest town to show me the way because Uruau wasn’t on the GPS
Luckily I didn’t get robbed, and the place turned out to be a tiny fishing village with a prefect flatwater lagoon with room for about 5 kiters at the same time. Even so there was few kiters there so it didn’t get too crowded most of the time
Marits roomate had broken her ancle a coupe of days earlier and got free fruit and treatment from the locals around town. Awesome people! Every morning we started the day with a big bowl of Acai; a local Brazilian dish made from frozen acai berries, milk, guruana sirrup, bannanas and grenola. Definitely one of the things I’m going to miss back home
Even though I only had 5 days in Uruau before I had to go back home, we managed to get a lot of great pictures and footage for a new edit. Stay tuned for that :)