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SPO, buggyraces, licence seminar

What´s happened since the buggy WC?

Thursday evening I drove for the last time this year to SPO, because of the buggyraces.

Any training on Friday was dropped because it was windless and rainy.

On Saturday the conditions were much better and in strong offshore winds four Master races and three Open races were held. Even though I like these conditions I had really bad luck and had in every race collisions and folded kites. After a cold night with frozen windows in the bus, we drove Sunday the 5th and last Masterrace in light winds, which I could win. Despite from this the Saturday took me the leading and kicked me to place four.

I stayed for some more days in SPO to take the last passable kitesurf temperatures and to meet other Teamriders. The forecast was promising, so we drove, after a nice landboardsession to Büsum. Unfortunately a friend of me had a really bad kitesurf accident. I wish her all the best, a fast recovery and much energy to become fast fit again. In order that something doesn´t happen again, ill advice all to leaf enough space to all danger spots, especially in the lee. Thats means far more then one line lengths. In case you drift to close, release your kite before you risk your health, also this means some effort. My motivation for kitesurfing was not big after this, but I stayed in SPO for some more days.

After one day home of repairing and preparing I drove Friday morning with Pascal to the first KLB Instructor Course taking place on the kitearea in Münsterappel. We had much to peruse, and that others were kiting in best winds didn´t made it easier for us. After a written exam on Sunday we could finally kite a bit ourself. We didn´t received results yet, but i´m confident to passed it. Then you can gain the KLB licence from me in the near future.

Whats happening next?

At the weekend there´s a back country race on the kitearea, we can kite in Wanlo with increased regularity, which is fresh mowed and in 10 days takes the KLB final place there.

Pics from the Races in SPO and the Sundaysession on the Kitearea:

Zuparken and Hang Em Higher- 7 days Kitesurfing

I had an epic week and I feel exhausted but happy!
Frieday evening I Arrived the “Zuparken” in Kägsdorf which revaled itself directly as an absolutely superb event. The wind this weekend stayed low but kiteble, Saturday we drove a Downwindrace which I ended up top 5, in the evening the partymarathon again and on Sunday afternoon people could test for some hours once more. The weekend faded away cosy on this great spot.
Monday I drove on to Fehmarn and in the evening the Wind was getting up promising and stayed like this the next two days. With the 10m and even the 8m Charger I boosted myself to the 26th floor and rode the waves in both directions and improved my storm skills- epic sessions! The Thursday was still windy but unfortunately it rained the hole day. In Matter of this I Drove on to Cuxhaven, met some not unknown faces on Friday and could continue kitesurfing. Saturday the sams business, just with the contest. Just Sunday the conditions were pretty afflicted. At least, the party didn´t came to short at the hand em higher ;-) .
The forecast for the next two days looks perfect for Wanlo and in three day´s I go to the KLB comp. in Dornum. It´s always blowing somewhere!
I´ve got no photos yet. Sorry for that!

My second residence- AC AF, backstreet behind the house at the dike in SPO

On Friday i packet the car with a lot of kitestuff and some other fungear and drove off to the Worldcup in SPO. We had a great week there as already the years before! Much wind, even more Kiters, a giant event and at least great party´s and a lot of fun! Wednesday Florian from Berlin came to help me with the Promo. And the week flew by like crazy.

Actually it was my plan to go home after the Worldcup and i also hadn´t packed fot the buggyraces on römö, but much people stayed longer in SPO and i also really enjoyed it there. Luckily i could organize that my buggy was brought to the races on Römö and so i had one more week nearly the same in SPO, just in the Köm and Riff instead of the Worldcup.

On Saturday i drove after really good kitesessions and much fun to the Buggycamp on Römö. The buggybeach welcomed me, as common wet but the wind was good so i went with a bit rain into the danish waves. Unfortunately i received the payback for that much kiting and two weeks with only cheese buns and became sick, but i could cope with that in fact it was not much wind. After some days i was fit again but still not enough wind and a wet beach. I had some sweet landboardsessions and Friday we could drive buggyraces on a dry beach which i won. One day before the beach was still totally wet. Concerning the fact that Römö is dead after 9pm, we had also enough fun in the evening hours.

After one week i went back to SPO and continued then with my tournee resp. One week taking promo tour. I´ve been to Cuxhafen, Schillig, Norddeich, Saaler Bodden, Pepelow, Pelzerhaken, Fehmarn And Laboe. I saw much spots, some of them were really great, the wind was also often on my site and I could also kitesurf by myself. Sunday i drove home from Laboe. After four weeks and some days it´s quite nice to be home. But the day after tomorrow i have to leave again to the KLB Masters in Dornumersiel.

Some pics of the Buggyraces and me with the Stxy during the Worldcup in SPO:

One day and nine hours driving. I can´t believe how much stuff was in my car the last weeks.

Tour #1

I arrived Esbjrerg Tuesday the 15th around midday. After taking a look through the city, I reached the ferry just in time. Beach side I directly went Kitesurfing in nice Conditions with the Charger 10. We had really a great week on Fanö with the Team! Every day good winds with much sun, much Kitesurfing and Landboarding and also Freestylebuggying. The racebuggy was also token time to time. One day was stormy and I was with the 10m Charger in winds till 40 knots as powered as never before! The Kite festival is of course also pretty to watch and we hat much fun in the evenings. All in all a really priceless Midsummer Week. Klick for the PL-News Fanö: Klick

Monday I continued driving over Römö to Sylt for the Kitesurfworldcup. Unfortunately the weather changed and we had one week not enough wind for prudent kitesurfing. Westerland is not the city of my Dreams as well, so I spent the most time with Stand up Paddeling in Sylts waves, and watching the cover events, the Bands, the public viewing and enjoying the Party’s.

On Sunday I was pretty happy to continue my trip to SPO.

Unfortunately the weather didn´t change – hot and windless. One day we went to the cable park, the other days were spent only with Buggying. On Friday the most competitors for the buggyraces arrives and with em my new Vapors :-) .

Clock-like to the buggyraces nice kitesurfwinds came on :-/ and my results were also not really fame worth even I won one race. I ended up the Season on the 5th Place, not podium but okay. The PL news from the races in SPO:  Klick

Now I´m happy to be home after three weeks, and I´m going to continue the built out of my van.

Buggy Photos:

Büsum

High winds and much fun.
Just some photos from the kitesurftrophy Büsum and people testing the Charger in SPO:

Kitesurftrophy Dahme

I went with guntram and Joey to the start of the kitesurftrophy in dahme for letting people test and kiting by ourself.
After arriving really late i was motivated to hit the water frieday morning.
Some turns in the flat area with the 12- it runs.
Then i drove a bit out and immediatly wind turned to complete offshore and dropped down.
All my effords to come back to the beach didn´t work and after one our a freindy jetski driver came and brought me back to the beach. After dahme didn´t seemed to be the right spot we drove to großenbrode and later to gold were we had a super session into sunset with 15-25 knots. At the evening it was dancing into mai.
Satzrday conditions were the same so we were nearly the whole day in Gold just with less wind.
Sunday was then not enough wind so we drove early home.

Pics:

Mondial du Vent

After the much to cold easterraces i drove for one week to the Mondial du Vent in la Franqui for going kitesurfing in warm water and to support the Team from PL frace with ster stand at the event.

Saturday, after a 13 hour 1200 km drive i arrived in sweet warm la franqui.

Saturday morning started good, much wind and sun. After i found and got to know the guys from PL france i went kitesurfing first. I had a good 90 mon session with my charger 10.

The water was 14° but it felt warm for me. Sometimes i also went out in my shorty.

Then wind fropt down and i made a break at the stand. After two houers i could surf back to the beach camping with wind from the other direction.

Next days were against my expections with less wind , so i went buggying and mountainboarding. Isn´t la franqui supposed to be the windiest city of France?

I had some nice Mointainboardsessions in konstant winds und fast buggyrides in the big hard beach, showed kitesurfing in 7 knots with the vapor and visited the stand often.

One day there was no wind so we went wakeboarding.

Ben and Gulhem from Pl france took always care for good french food ( kebap) and nice evening programm.

The last evening i left the beacht early at 7pm and a bit unhappy about the low wind to pack the car. After half an hour i notices that the wind picked up and went back to the beach where the others alredy had much fun.

With the 15m Charger i kitet into sunrise while wind was picking up to 25 knots. It was a super nice session making the whole week worthwile!

So big thanks to Gulhem & Ben and the PL france team for there hospitablety and greetings to the Britany Crew ( Britany, bordeux, trojes, alpes) and the tolouse girls!

Despite less winds it  was an absoulty super week and got to know so many nice peolpe!

Some fotos: