Professional Freestyle windsurfer

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Egypt- Moon Beach to El Tur

After arriving in Sharm a day later than the rest of the guys the waited for me In El Tur before we headed up too Moon Beach together! Im here with Adam Sims, Josh Wilmot and Steve Thorne and the trip so far is going really well. Moon beach was an awesome spot, I sailed on my 5.9 Duke for a few days then we got a 4.7 which was sick. We've been getting loads of video footage for the up and coming production from Blacklab including some sick shots from the crane. The guys in Moon Beach really looked after us so a big thank you to them for doing so!!
These are just stills taken from the video footage! Have been landing some regular Konos again after a while of un-learning them so pretty stoked about that!

We have just arrived in El Tur and it was full power 4.7 yesterday and its looking the same today so I best get out there!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Home from Vietnam!

After another stressful journey I've just made it home from Vietnam. Phil Soltysiak and I spent teo days in Saigon city on the way back which was pretty interesting, possibly the craziest city I've ever been too. 6 million people live in Saigon and 2 million drive scooters according to some un-reliable statistics!! Have got some funny video clips of Phil and I nearly getting run over by scooters on the sidewalk.
Finished the competition in 15th overall so was really happy to be in the prize money. Once the competition finished the wind seemed to completely disappear until the final day off the Slalom. We kept ourselves busy by letting off some stress in the evenings and spending most of the days relaxing in bed! We made the most of the time to do some touristy stuff as well and visited the red sand dunes and also a giant Buddha which was pretty cool! We watched the first race of the slalom on the final day before heading up the beach to check out another spot. It was worth the trip and it was only 5 minutes up the road and the conditions were amazing, we all felt like we could actually windsurf again after some relentless struggling in the chop machine!!

So just back home until Thursday before heading out to Egypt. We've got an exciting tour of the Sinai lined up so check back for all the updates/ video footage from the trip! On the way home my flight from Bangkok was delayed meaning I missed my connection flight in Berlin and suprise suprise my bags never arrived in London so hopefully Air Berlin will deliver them asap!