Shoots from the PWA Pozo super session
Pretty light wind and small waves made it a bit hard to find ramps..
PWA World Cup Pozo 2013 sum up
Now I am back home in Sweden after three weeks on Gran Canaria and participating in the first PWA event of the year. As you probably know there was absolutely no wind during the first five days of the event. But on the last day there was enough wind to do an expression session. I sailed pretty good during my heat but had a hard time finding nice ramps. After a couple of nice forwards and backies I was searching for a suitable ramp for trying the double forward. I went for two but crashed..
I didn't advance to the final but am pleased with how I sailed.
Even thought there wasn't that much wind during the event I had a great time. It was super fun to meet some friends I haven't seen for a while and to meet some new nice people!
I really want to thank all my sponsors for their help and support making all of this happen, and also the organizers, PWA and all the sailors that made this a great event!
Next up is Tenerife in a bit more then two weeks. I can't wait to go there and sail my very best in the trails which I hopefully get a chance to do!
Keep you posted,
Photo: JC/PWA and Lisa
PWA Pozo day 5
Yesterday we were super close to to start the comp. At 5 pm the wind kicked in so I went out for a session and had good power in my 4,5 Firelight. At 5.15 they announced that the first trail heat would start within 15 minutes. That meant that I had to get ready. I went out, did a few runs, waiting for the heat to start. But then the red and white flag came up meaning that the heat was cancelled due to too small waves. I was bummed because I was so focused to sail the heat and then getting back to waiting felt shit! Then after some waiting the waves totally disappeared so nothing more happened.
Well well, today is the last day and the skippers meeting is at 9 am with first possible start at 9.30. Hopefully they will be able to run the comp! I will probably be in the first heat of the day, so make sure you tune in on the livestream!
PWA Pozo day 3 and 4
Still no action here in Pozo. Today was a bit promising but the wind did not really show up. It looks like it might be some wind and waves for tomorrow evening and sunday. Crossing my fingers that it will be enough to do the comp!
Keep you posted,
Rigged my gear today so I'll be ready when the wind comes!
PWA Pozo day 2
Just another waiting day...
PWA Pozo day 1
Yesterday was the first day f the PWA world cup here in Pozo. That meant registration, opening ceremony and then waiting for wind. Unfortunately there was no action and at 16.00 they called it a day. Today it seems to be similar to yesterday but you never know with this place.
Now I know who I'm up against in the trails. I'm in the first heat of the contest together with Alessio Stillrich (Fanatic / North), Tuomo Naalisvaara (Starboard / Severne) and Florian Jung (RRD / Gun Sails / Maui Ultra Fins). I will do my absolute best to go through!
Will keep you posted,
PWA Pozo is coming up
Tomorrow the PWA world cup kicks off here in Pozo, Gran Canaria. I'm stoked and can't wait for tomorrow! It has allways been a dream for me to compete against the best sailors in the world and I do really appriciate every minute of it! This year the mens fleet has been cut down from 48 to 32 sailors, so for me to get into the main event will be through the trails. Due to the major cut down the trails is stacked with sailors that rips hard, so it's going to be a tough one!
Anyway, I am super motivated and do really look forward to do my best here in Pozo!
Will keep you updated,
Here are some shoots from my last decent session before the comp:
After my latest post we had like three more days of solid wind here in Pozo. But yesterday was pretty much a lay day and today seems to be calm too. It's a bit frustrating as I felt that I really was starting to sail good in the strong wind. My jumps were getting higher, my riding more aggressive and I was trying some new nice moves.
My gear is working great and my body is in good shape after working out a lot during the winter, so hopefully the wind and waves comes back soon so I can practice some more before the trails to the PWA event here in Gran Canaria kicks off!
Stay tuned for more,
After a pretty lame first week of my trip to Gran Canaria, have the famous wind here in Pozo finally kicked in.
After spending my last three last trips on Maui I'm not really used to be sailing full on port tack. But I am getting there. I have mostly been on 4,0 Firelight and it has been powered up to say the least. But I really like the range of that sail, it does not matter how over powered you are, the sail is still super stable and keeps the profile nicely! As well as my 76 and 84 Quatro Tempo Twin is super calm while speeding towards the ramps, turns tight and are super stable sliding through takas. The moves is comming together more and more. Backies, takas, stalled forwards is there and I am really close to land the wave 360. Today it is windy again and I will work on to get more hight and on the tweaked pushloops. It is a pretty weird feeling to know all the moves in starboard tack, but when doing them on port it is like I never have tried them before...
Time to shred,