A quick glance at the weather maps yesterday told me that it was time to check out a new spot that I'd wanted to sail for a long time already. In Northern Germany, Whit Monday equals heavy traffic and crowded spots. With my home freestyle spot Saal near Rostock being invaded by thousands of kite boarders and with parking fees on the rise, it was not hard to give this spot a skip and drive a little further to find perfect freestyle conditions in an uncrowded lagoon. The spot did not look very windy when we arrived. The wind seemed to stay further out. However, the water state was just really deceiving. Since this spot is mostly knee-deep there were not many white caps forming and the water surface was flat as a pancake. I was perfect to slightly overpowered on 4.8 and 99l. Here are some photos shot by Hannes Bubolz. Thanks a lot buddy!
Showing posts from May, 2012
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The footage for this video got filmed during five sessions I had between January and March 2012. With temperatures close to zero degrees, filming gets a lot harder. Windsurfing in winter is a unique experience. A grey and chilly morning can turn into a perfect day on the water. While most people sit in front of their tellies, you are out there braving the cold. Even after a short session you can't but smile... Thanks to Julia, Hauke and Markus for filming. Most sessions were in rather light winds, so I was using the 4.6 or 4.4 Sailloft Quad and a 90l Patrik Freestyle or 78l Trailer Wave most of the time.
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Just a quick update... The first German Freestyle Battle of 2012 took place yesterday. I was really unlucky this time and am not happy with my result at all. But that's competition I suppose. On the plus side, I now know that it's possible to do freestyle on a 3.6. A longer report might follow later this week. Not sure, but there should be lots of photos and videos around. Here are two pics from yesterday, thanks to Lukas for shooting them: