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Quite Grey - Winter Windsurfing in Northern Germany

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The title says it all - I spent some time in Northern Germany at the beginning of the new Year. I have had two good sessions but the light was just really bad for filming and taking photos. So the quality of the footage is not as good as it should be. I still tried to make a little video that tries to capture the gloomy atmosphere of a typical winter's day in Northern Germany. It basically shows some slow-motion footage, combined with the atmospheric music of Iceland's Mùm. A grey sky, some light drizzle and a chilly wind were on the menu. The wind was really light as well and the spot, Meldorf, quite choppy that day. So I couldn't do all the moves I wanted - like a Kabikuchi or a Culo 540. On top of that, I sailed with a really sore back which has now kept me off the water for more than three weeks already. This may be the reason why a lot of the moves do not look as fluid and powerful as before. I am currently doing everything to overcome this issue and I want t…

Meldorf

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Grey skies, patches of dense fog and drizzle ... Welcome to Northern Germany in January! Well, it's been quite mild still. And the wind has been really reliable these last couple of days, too. Unfortunately, I haven't used my waveboard once but probably should have done so two days ago. But somehow I always end up freestyling. At the moment, it seems as if it's really quite rare to get some decent wavesailing conditions, unless you are fully committed and willing to spend a lot on petrol or diesel. Also I have never been the one to complain about bad conditions or small swell. For me, windsurfing is all about the feeling. Be it a fast rotation during a burner or culo, a floaty jump or a nice top turn on a wave - all this is windsurfing. Conditions at the Speicherkoog, a small artificial lake close to the North Sea near Meldorf, were not really pumping yesterday. I was on 4.6 and the 90l freestyle board. It was still a lot of fun to windsurf with Jannes and to push each oth…