Short update from West Oz:
A few mates and I have been up north for a couple of days. It's wasn't that windy or wavey, but still, we had a lot of fun just camping at Coro's and going on a road trip. There was enough wind for my 4.7 and freestyle board on the first day. There was hardly anyone there beside us which is always a good feeling. The swell had picked up on the 2nd day and we were really keen to go and ride some waves. So we went out, but it was too light to even waterstart... It's fine though, can't wait to go up there again!
The weather's been very weird lately around here, not much happening. One good surf and the swell was gone again. BUT, the forecast is as good as it gets from tomorrow onwards!!! A big westerly storm tomorrow, some good swell for the next days, and seabreeze starting on Thursday and everyday from then on. Summer is here!!
We're off to Geraldton again on Friday, it's guaranteed to be really good up there the whole weekend. Simon will come with and quite a few of the other guys too I'm sure. After that I'll probably just stick around and if it still looks good I'll head up to Gnaraloo... Yeah, it's gonna be goooooood!!!
Thanks Judit for the pictures!
Here you go, the video clips taken during the heli shoot the other day. Just a couple of underpowered runs but a always cool perspective.
Filmed by Col Leonhardt, www.birdseyeviewphotography.com.au
I'm off to Geraldton for a couple of days now, I'll be back soon with new stories.
I've been back in WA for 3 weeks already, time's flying it's crazy. Well I guess it always does here! Life's pretty awesome that must be why...
There's the people, the beach, the sea, the windsurfing, surfing, wakeboarding, the bbq's... I just love this place!!!
We've had quite a lot of windy days already, even though it's still early in the season. Strong seabreeze, easterly, westerly, we've had it all, and the good thing is that there's always a place to sail, whatever direction the wind blows. I've had some sick freestyle days, flying and landing some good stuff. And I did my first konos! I'm really into it at the moment, I'm fully motivated and can't wait for the next windy day.
There's more and more freestylers around here, which makes it a lot more fun to sail too. Every Tuesday there's a freestyle evening happening from now on, a great concept to introduce more people to freestyle or just windsurfing in general, and have some good time on the water. The first one happened 2 days ago, there wasn't any wind for it unfortunately, but bbq, beer and mates make it a good evening anyway.
We've had some really good wave sailing too, South Passage in Lancelin last weekend was awesome, with good size waves and howling seabreeze. Everyone was out there, all of them ripping, I love sailing with these guys! Scotty was there too, I saw him get some sick waves, his riding is insane.
Plenty of inspiration around here, I've got everything to step it up now, no excuse!
The other day I got an email from Col Leonhardt from Birdseye View Photography - go and check it out it's worth it! - asking me if I'd be up for a heli shoot. He has a new camera, that also does video. and wanted to try it out. Well... Yeah I'm in!!! I've been shooting with him before and got some sick shots, and who would say no to a heli shoot anyway?
Sunday morning was looking ok with an early morning easterly blowing and good weather, so we decided to meet at Pelican Point, on the Swan River. The water isn't quite crystal blue there but it was for a short trial session. The photos and the video clips came out really well, so we're ready to hit the sea next time and get some really good shots!
We're now having a bit of a quieter time, no wind no waves these days. So I'm working on my clinics' program for 2010. I want to make sure I release the dates and places early enough so that people can book their holiday. There will be courses for everyone in sunny and windy locations.
Everyone who's participated to one of my course before will be on the mailing list and will receive the newsletter as soon as a clinic gets confirmed. If you're not on the list yet and wish to receive the newsletter, please email me and I'll add you to it.
Also, if you've got a genius idea of a location where you think i should go and run a clinic, or a cool concept that you'd like to see happen in 2010, feel free to drop me a line!
There's plenty of cool places and things to do and I'm always up for new ideas.
Lots happening at the moment, will come up with more news very soon!