Even though the sea breeze hasn't really been around lately, we've had a few good storms and some sick freestyle.
Si and I went for an early session this morning on the Swan River here in Perth and had a really good time. No one out, flat water and strong wind. And... I FINALLY LANDED MY FIRST DOUBLE SPOCK!!!
So much fun. It's still howling out there so I'm off for the late session. Enjoy!
The competition season is over and I'm back in Western Australia for some winter training.
It's the first time I'm here this early in the season and so far October is my favourite time of the year! The seabreeze has just started kicking in and the swell is still here, the spots are uncrowded, perfect air temperature... Can't get much better than this!
I arrived in Perth a week ago and had a few good windsurfing sessions around, on the river and in Cottlesloe, as well as some good surfing in Trigg. I managed to cut my ear surfing already, so that's done.
As the wind forecast was really good we decided to drive up to Geraldton for a couple of days which turned out to be 2 of my best days ever on the water!
We sailed at Coronation on Friday, with some freestyle to start with and a late wave session as the swell picked up a bit in the evening. The waves weren't very big but it was so much fun being out there with just a few people and an amazing sunset!
On Saturday we started the day with some sick freestyle at Point Moore, a beautiful beach, the water there is amazingly blue and really flat in the inside so we could come in flying into moves. Simon was throwing full speed double esliders and eslider into switch chachoos, as I was getting closer and closer to double spocks. Landed some nice big switch flakas, shove it spocks, etc... I will try and get the photos that were taken over there to post them here. We ended the days with a bit of Coronation wave sailing again before heading back down to Perth.
These pictures are from Coronation Beach on Friday, thanks Si!
The new Fanatic Movie "Addicted to Ride IV" is out!!! Amazing action of all the Fanatic Team Riders in Maui, Chile, South Africa, and more, awesome music and editing!
Something else to check out when you're not on the water: Jakub Kosmowski's podcasts.
We made a little interview in Sylt, you can see it on www.pol288.com
The PWA Tour 2008 is over and I'm ranked 3rd overall in Freestyle and 7th in Waves!
The PWA Colgate World Cup was the last event, and the biggest one. Thousands of people coming to watch everyday and a perfect German organisation! The wind blew enough to run the slalom men, freestyle men and wave men and women. For all the results check out www.pwaworldtour.com
Check out the pics, they'll tell you more about the event.
All pics by Carter/PWA