Professional Freestyle windsurfer

Friday, 30 April 2010

Austria Day 1!

Me and Bubble arrived yesterday afternoon to 25 degrees sunshine! Really glad I packed lots of warm clothes. Podersdorf is a really nice town, it seems the normal tourists are old Austrian / German people coming away for a quiet weekend by the lake but for a few weekends a year it goes party mad. Our accomodation is awesome just a little old Austrian lady is running who doesnt speak one word of English lucky my G in GCSE German is coming in handy not!!! WIll put some pics up soon, it looks like it hasnt been decorated since the 60's.
We registered this morning and soon realised my giant 2 metre Colgate stickers are required to go right over where my sail numbers are, which looks really good... Its sunny again today and the forecast doesnt look to promising but theres loads else to do so should be fun!!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Back in England & MTV Cribs Boardwise team rider house!

After the volcanic ash disruption I managed to get back from Dahab on sunday which was two days later than planned but it was windy so didnt matter. I'm now back for a few days before going to the event in Austria on thursday. Im off to the airport tomorrow aswell to pick Bubble up so its going to be a busy few days. At the moment im working on a new video with some action from El Tur and Dahab which will hopefully be ready over the next few days. I had never been to El Tur before so it was really nice to visit another spot, the sailing was so good we ended up going twice. It was a bit sad leaving Dahab as I'd gotten quite settled there over the last 2 months and the appartment we had was amazing.
We made a spoof video of the appartment MTC Cribs style. It really is amazing and if you are interested in staying there then please dont hesitate to contact me and I can send you more pictures ad information.

MTV Cribs Boardwise team rider house, Dahab, Egypt >>

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Dahab update and double spock clip!

Have had an awesome last few weeks out here in Dahab since my last post. My family came out for a week and it was 4.2/4.7 weather solid so that was nice for them! Last week was mostly 5.7 weather which has been hard work after not using a sail that big since september, however it will definately be good practice for the competitions this year.
Still waiting to hear back from the PWA about my wild card for the coming event in Austria at the end of the month so keeping my fingers crossed to hear back soon. Also would be very handy so I can start booking flights and making arrangements as its only around 3 weeks away.
We did have one day of full power wind this week and we had a filming session in the super flat water spot Baby bay. The tide was really low so we managed to get an interesting angle filming next to the point, as the tide dropped lower than I'd ever seen it the water went almost milky with no ripple in sight as the exposed reef was sheltering it. As you can see in the clip I now have my Simmer Blacktips in the smaller sizes aswell and they are sick! Really well balanced and slightly lighter than my Icons they have made lots of the new school ducking moves so much easier.
After being on holiday for the last 6 weeks I am returning to the world of working tomorrow; I'm doing a week teaching for Club Dahab and it should be good fun as Southampton uni are having their annual trip so I'm sure there will be lots of partying.

Max Rowe K-448 double spock, Dahab from Max Rowe on Vimeo.