- 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 :)
- Published on 25 November 2013
Most of our kite house is out with injuries at the moment, but we did some easy sessions and getting some cool pictures. Also working on a film from my time down here and starting to get some tricks dialed in :)
Rocking the no sleves T-shirt
- Published on 20 November 2013
After a series of long flights I finally made it to Fortaleza, Brazil where a taxi waited to take me to the beach house where I would live with Chris Bobryk, Ryan Osmond, Eric Leon and a swedish guy named Magnus. All awesome people and the house was 50 meters from the beach and a short 2 minute downwinder from the flatwater lagoon.
Since there is almost no sunlight left in Norway at the moment I managed to get sunburned as a boiled lobster the first day of kiting in the lagoon, but even so we went out for a morning session the next day to film and got some cool shots. Had to stay indoors the next day though, but totally worth it :) Chris did and evening session and was killing landing a stalefish whirlybird 5 and all sorts of other awesome tricks. Keep eyes open for his next edit!
Just across the street was a kite resort with a cool athmosphere and kiters from all across the world. Good food and cheap beer also helps!
Really looking forwards to spending the next weeks here kiting and having fun. Constant wind of 25-30 knots, sun and perfect flatwater every day :D
- Published on 04 July 2013
After spending a couple days in San Diego, we decided to drive up the coast towards Los Angeles. On the way, we stopped by Pacific Beach to buy a surfboard since the forcast said no wind the next days.. At the surf shop, the owner recommended a place called Trestles up in San clamente, so thats where we were of to next about an hour and a half up the coast. Aledgedly it was supposed to be one of the best surf spots in California :D
I ended up buying an awesome 6'4 made by a local shaper:) Trestles was a 30 minute walk from the road, but when we got there, we understood why this was said to be one of the best surf spots in the states. No swimmers or beach tourists and perfect shaped waves going both left and right.
After a couple of hours surfing I was sitting behind the point break waiting for a good set when i suddenly saw a big shark fin not more than 20 meters away. I, who had never seen a big shark before, felt a bit of panic and yelled to some of the locals and pointed at the shark. They just shrugged, looking at me like I was an idiot, and went back to surfing.. Obviously there are a lot of sharks here!
The same evening we drove further up the coast to Santa Monica beach, where we will be spending 4th of July. Happy holidays!