Last week we had some nice wind here in Sweden but it has been super quiet since then. After being a month on Maui and being able to sail almost every day, it feels a bit frustrating when there is no wind. Well well, you need to take advantage of the situation and it has been a perfect chance to prepare my body by eating healthy and work out loads in the gym. At the moment I feel in really good shape and can't wait till next time I can hit the water and shred!
Covering the news paper
Today I was covering the news paper Hallands Nyheter, and a feature article about my windsurfing with focus on competitions and the PWA world tour. They will follow my season and write about my results after every competition. I'm stoked about this and hope all 50.000 readers will enjoy following my season!
Last week we celecrated something we here in Sweden call Valborg. Usually you team up some friends for BBQ and party. I was invited to a friend but there was a good forcast for the evening so I told him I would show up after sailing. And man, we got a classic evening session at my home spot... 5,0, mellow waves, a sick sunset and some good friends on the water made it a memorable Valborg session!
It looks like the upcoming weekend can deliver some decent wind. And I'm super motivated to sail hard and try to get some filming done...
Talking about filming, I have started with my Maui edit and hopefully it wont be long untill I'll put it online...
Since I'm back in Sweden the era of boardshorts is over. We have had two days of wind this week and today seems to be winy aswell. It is still really cold in the water here, but it's not to bad.
I have had two freestyle sessions. I am a bit rusty in the moves but the flakas and spocks is still comming easy, I am now working on shakas to be able to do backside 360's easier and to even get some air during the move. I think it is a difficult move, so I'm working hard to nail it...
Here is a few gopro shots from yesterdays session:
Now my third trip to Maui has come to an end and it has as been an awesome trip. I have learnd a lot and my wave riding has got much better. Now I'm able to time the wave better and learnd some new moves.
I want to thank everyone who made this trip great!
Will do a post with some pictures later:
No wind days
Thare has been some days without wind and waves, so we have been foing a lot of other stuff. One day we drove on Hana highway and stopped by water falls to do some jumps and dove in some sick caves. Was pretty scary to squeeze through a tiny hole and swim around in a pitch black cave...
It actually felt pretty nice having a bit of a rest becuase ysterday I felt super hungry for some windsurfing and had a really fun time on the water. Will post some pictures from that session later.
Mike is the most crazy cliff jumper on planet earth!
The last week has been windy pretty much everyday. Today the wind was really strong. I had my 4,5 on repair so I had to sail with my 5,0 which was way to big so I didn't sail good at all. But the other days has been fun and I have had some good rides. Have been sailing on the Quatro Ls Quad 84 a few days, since my board where on repair aswell, and it is a really nice board. Thanks to the guys at FWD Hawaii for helping me out! Tomorrow I'll be back on my Tempo twin and it will be interesting to feel the difference between the two boards.
After tomorrow it will be calm for a few days so it will be full on sailing all day!
Here are a few pictures from the last days:
A Mac on the rocks, please
The last few days the north shore has been fireing! Yesterday some where even out sailing Jaws...
Two days ago I ended up on the rocks at Hookipa. The sail and mast broke and I did get some dings on my board. Felt prety shit to end up there, but it was the first time I did it and trashed that much gear so it probably was a good experience somehow. The day after I went and sailed Kanaha becuase Hookipa was closing out. I had a super fun session and got some really long rides! Worked on my takas and I am really close to nail them in these conditions now...
Today it was crazy at hookipa, strong off-shore wind and BIG waves. I went out and ended up on the rocks again...... Shit! It probably was a good thing that I went there the other day becuase I swam to the right place and my gear was allright appart from a scratch on the batten pocket. It didn't felt as bad to end up there as last time, becuase a lot of guys trahed their gear today...
Tomorrow it looks like the swell will drop a bit so I am really looking forward to go out there again and gain some confident!!
See you out there /Mac
Yo! It has been a bit quiet on the wind side a few days now, but today we scored some action at Hookipa and the rest of the week looks windy and wavey, Sweet!
We have been shooting a lot of lifestyle while there hasn't been windy. This is something I really enjoy to shoot. It is really hard to find things that gives a nice vibe and make it look artistic, but when you get a nice shot that you know will be good for an edit it feels great!
Big luuv/ Mac
We stay at pretty sick place!!
Small and light Hookipa
Yesterday we went over o the west side of Maui to catch the wind. Unfortunately the wind didn't really kick in so we drove to Honuloa bay and chilled out in Lahaina instead. It is pretty nice just walking around and look at clothes in the surfshops sometimes. After that we drove to little beach and chilled out at the beach party where they have fireshows etc every sunday. Super chilled day!
In mid week it looks like we wil get som wind and waves. Nice, becuase I really want to go windsurfing now!
Luuv / Mac
Breakfast, Hookipa, Dinner, sleep.
We have had some good days at Hookipa lately. Me and Gustav have been there all day, every day allmost. Finally I am starting to read the wave good and are able to hit aireal sections and do cutbacks in more critical parts. I am also working on my goiters and takas. Feels godd becuase the way I sailed the first days disappointed me a bit. Other then being out on the water sailing we have been filming riggingvideos for my sail sponsor Hot Sails Maui, hanging out with our friends Tom and Mike, and been filming lifestyle for our own videos.
We had a bit of problem with our SD-cards a few days ago. Even though we had erased all files on the card it still said it was full and couldn't be used. But we got a tip to formate it in the camera and after we did that it worked, Nice!
Todaywe are probably going to the west side of Maui becuase it is north winds that is pretty much dead onshore at Hookipa and the other north shore spots. Will be an adventure and I'll keep you posted!
Thanks Tom for the pictures!
Getting closer to landing this move....
Getting into the groove
Today I had a nice day at hookipa. A bit smaller then yesterday but good power in 5,0. I am starting to get more into the side-shore groove, I can feel it was a long time since I sailed these kind of conditions...
Yesterday I twisted my foot when I got stuck in the back strap during a crash. It ain't that bad as I first thought and it didn't hurt to bad during the session session today, which is a good sign!
Tomorrow looks windy and we will sail Hookipa or and probably try to do some jumping aswell, stay tuned!
Now I have been on the island for a couple of days. I am rid of my jet leg and have sorted out some stuff like sim-card, food shopping etc, and yesterday I had my first session. It was pretty light but I had a lot of fun and it was nice to be playing in the water.
Today it looked like it was going to be windy all day so me, Gustav and the HSM team were at Hookipa around 10.30 to be able to get some sailing before it was to crowded. But the wind didn't really kicked in so we just chilled out on the hill and waited. The wind did pick up a little but there where to many surfers to go out sailing, so we went to Kanaha and for a session with our friends Tom and Mike. After two hours of sailing there we went back to check Hookipa. The wind was stronger and most of the surfers were gone so we headed out. Even though it wansn't that big it was super nice, and be just 4 people in the break was awesome!
Tomorrow looks windy so hopefully we'll get some god sailing and footage for ya'll to see. /Mac