Last week I started with my new video diary ‘Today with Lous’. The episodes show everyday stories about my kiteboarding and my life around it. Hope you enjoy my first two episodes!
Episode ONE – Today with Lous
Pilates session in the morning followed a light wind session in the afternoon
E01 – Today with Lous from Annelous Lammerts on Vimeo.
Episode TWO – Today with Lous
Trying out surfing for the first time on a pretty small board
E02 – Today with Lous from Annelous Lammerts on Vimeo.
This year we started the new season with a new tour. The world tour changed from PKRA to VKWC; Virgin Kitesurf World Championships.
Like last year only the top 12 women and top 24 men can compete in the main event, but this year we only have 2 qualifier events instead of trials at every event. We had one in Morocco and we will have one halfway the season. Because of my 4th place in the overall ranking of 2014 I was prequalified so I had some extra days of training before the start of the main event.
After the qualification event which took place from the 18th till the 22nd of May we could start with the main event. The three different disciplines were freestyle, big air and wave. I decided to also compete in the big air competition next to my main discipline freestyle. The freestyle competition was held at one of the best spots in the world; the speedspot. Every morning trucks would take all the riders, judges, the organisation and a crazy amount of gear so we could compete in the butter flat water 1km downwind from the spot. It was very exciting but also a bit stressful to be competing again after the winterbreak and see the progression that the other competitors have made.
The level has never been so high and all the girls were killing it. Every heat was really hard and I was incredibly happy to make it to the semi finals.
It was a really good start of the season! A fourth place in freestyle and a 3rd place in the big air where I did my highest kiteloops so far.
The next competitions will be in the beginning of June in Venezuela with the disciplines freestyle and big air.
What a year! Watch this short recap of my season traveling to Brazil, Panama, Morocco, China and many more places to train and compete in the professional kiteboarding world tour. Couldn’t be happier with my 2nd place in slalom racing and my 4th place in freestyle. It was amazing to visit al these new places and meet so many great people along the way.
2014 – Annelous Lammerts from Annelous Lammerts on Vimeo.
I’m really thankful for all my dear friends, family and everyone else supporting me throughout the year. Thanks for being part of my 2014 and let’s make many more great memories in 2015!
Also thanks to Brunotti, Slingshot, Mystic and Natural High for the support this year.