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Good Times!!!

So the last few days have been really good. The event ‘Hooked‘ at Friesland was really nice and I met some great people there, to bad all the kiters were wearing boardshorts over their wetsuits haha. Last Thursday I went to the movie premiere ‘Hidden Lines‘ with Youri Zoon, Kevin Langeree and Nick Jacobsen. The film was great, so funny, beautiful shots and off course some really good action. And last but certainly not least: tomorrow going to Dakhla, Marocco!!! Really looking forward to it, it’s going to be great, but now I really have to pack my last things. Keep you updated about my time there, sleeping in a tent for two and a half week with no warm water. I don’t think it’s going to be hard, two and a half week no parties, no television but just kitesurfing. The only thing I hope for is that I’m not going to see any cockroaches…

Hooked

This weekend there is a really nice event in Friesland, come check it out!!

First Competition

From 2 to 6 May the first stop of the European tour was in Austria, Podersdorf. It was my first competition in kitesurfing so I didn’t really know what to expect. It was a great experience and I’m looking forward to the next stop in Germany, Sylt.

The first day of the comp started out really good with some wind and I was kiting with my 9m kite. Unfortunately I lost my first heat in the single elimination, because of the lack of experience I started my heat a little late and couldn’t get upwind anymore to preform my tricks. The next days we could finish the single elimination and also do some course racing. I was really happy that the third day of the competition the wind picked up in the afternoon and we could start the double elimination. The wind was offshore and only strong enough in the middle of the lake, it was pretty hard to get there because close to the shore there was no wind at all! The conditions were quite hard with the gusty wind and choppy water but I managed to win my first two heats. In my third heat a had some bad luck with my material; after a hard crash I saw my kite fly away. I ended up 7th out of the 19 girls. It’s not a great way to lose, but I am still happy with my result. I learned a lot and next time I hope I can make it to the top 5.

Picture made by Robin Pijls 

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