Feb 26, 2014

Below Zero

So ijust a few days until the first SUP-race of the season is coming up. 1. Of March Below zero kicks of the race-season .


Really looking forward to this route
A scenic route through a unik peace of nature

Its the perfect opportunity to race with some good friends, enjoy some beautifull nature and it all ends with a whisky-tasting at the local whisky distillery.

Thats racing - wiking style. Its not about winning its all about the stoke .

Feb 24, 2014

More Westcoast Fire

As previously mentioned, we have had a spell of good conditions lately. Wind, waves and temperatures that give some hope of spring lurking just around the corner. There has been lots of windsurf action:

Here Lars Petersen gets some serious Airtime haniging over the lip
Maybe a nominee for "danish surfphoto of the year 2014" ?

Rocket Air:

Another facebook page worth following is this
Enjoy a few recent photos from Cold Hawaii

Further south we had both

And SUP conditions

Feb 19, 2014

Westcoast on Fire

Lots of action going down over the last days
I have been temporarily sidelined with family but managed to sneak  in a little paddle on sunday.
First of a litlle paddle- and SUP- action.
Klitmøller waterman Lars Petersen put this litlle video online:

Middles clips 13-14 Feb 2014 from Lars Petersen - bit & pieces on Vimeo.

Further south in Hvide Sande Betweens also seems to have delivered some lines
orgen session med rob from mads on Vimeo.

Feb 16, 2014

Home ground

When I was younger I used to windsurf a lot on the danish island Rømø as it was the nearest wavespot from my parents house. I still go there maybe 2-3 imes a year and mostly like it. Its often described as the softer sister of legendary Sylt. I wouldn't call it that beause I find that they are two very diffrent spots. At Rømø, like Sylt, west -wind is directly onshore, so the best thing is to have some sort of angle, Southwest or south-southeast are the preferred wind directions but I have also had some pretty fun days in a northwesterly wind. There are a lot of sandbanks so you will have to manage a lot of breaking waves going out.
The on land conditions deserve some mentioning as well.
You park on the very large beach  and when the conditions are on, you will have sand flying and getting in everywhere. The sand also makes for some pretty interesting driving as there is a potential risk of getting stuck. I remember that all too well from bak in the days when I had to borrow my parents car. It was quite a task just getting permission to lend the old wreck and you didn't, under no circumstances, want to return it all covered in sand.
Here is a nice movie about some guys surfing my old home break, I enjoyed it !

Feb 11, 2014

Mister cool

Here a great movie made by a good friend. He shows what wintersurfing is all about, getting out there no mather what mother nature throws at you.

Feb 7, 2014

New gear

When ever the weather gets cold and non-surfable I find myself spending more time in front of the computer surfing the net.
I often stop by the classified sections of different websites to see if I can make a goood deal or just to drowel over other peoples stuff.
Other times Its just fun to watched really old gear beeing put to sale for unrealistic amounts of money allthough a museum or even the dumpsters would have been better options.
But this time I think I have struck gold, I found and offer  to good to resist , another new SUP raceboard.
Fanatic Falcon 14 feet x 25 inches. super ligth and fast.
I made a quick decision and the board is mine
When the sun finally came out the other day I  simply had to take the new board for a spin. We had only 17 hours of sun in January, so when  the sun was finally out I couldn't resist the chance to get in the water allthough conditions were far from great.

Feb 5, 2014

Safety first

As I have grown older and after becoming a father I have been giving the safety aspekt of our sport more and more attention.
I have probably surfed for than 20 years without suffering any real injuries aside from bruises and scratches.
None the less I bought a helmet a few years ago to use while windsurfing in more extreme conditions.
The latest addition to my safety equipment is the  Restube
It is a small and Handy device that wont bother your performance on the water, it can be worn attached to your harness or camelback on longer sup runs
with one strong pull the floating body inflates and you  even have an integrated rescue whistle.
Watch the video to learn more.


I will definitely be wearing mine during this years sup-races including the ocean crossing Strokes

Feb 2, 2014

Winter- days

We have had a real cold -spell over the last few weeks. Its has demanded a lot of will power to go out there allthough it has been freezing.
Strong wind from an eastely corner has brought in icecold weather from Russia.
I have had  a few downwinding days, its addictive get out there and your are able to dress warm with thick boot and gloves.

Remember this gopro mount?
And after a little  photo editing:

A little downwind video...