Monday, June 29, 2015

In The Shaping Room: Hydrofoil Race Board

Here is a couple of shots of a race board I recently build to go with my Moses Vorace foil. I wanted this board to be fast but also controllable on touch downs which seems to work fine. Also early planning was key as well as using foot straps.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Perth season with PKS (Perth Kite Surfing)

After I got back from our trip to Indonesia I was getting ready for the season in Perth. Since I was  happy with the outcome of ROAM I was certainly motivated to work on the next freestyle project during the next months. I felt good about my riding at the start of the season yet one thing was holding me back...

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Video: ROAM

I'm happy and stoked to give you a little video from our trip to Indonesia with Daniel Patterson and Marion Schweizer. We've been lucky with the conditions as we've kited and surfed almost every day. More importantly the locals have welcomed us with opened arms which made our trip a very remarkable one. Unfortunately Indonesia is not as developed as the rest of the world. My friend Bastien once said "with great freedom comes great responsibility" and he was referring to traveling. Make sure you travel responsibly and pay respect to the local community. Having money means noting it's all about respect and passing your knowledge on to the people in need. Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kitesurfing in Indonesia

During the mornings we typically got up around 6:30am to check the surf which was around the 2-3ft mark at the start of our trip. On a good day you would get glassy conditions in the mornings which is quite a sight by itself and after lunch the wind would settle in to kite the same place you were surfing earlier on. We only had a few days to warm up with these conditions as the swell was building fast. At some point it became clear to us, there was some solid sessions to be had.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Traveling in Indonesia

I recently left on a surf trip to the islands of Indonesia. My friend Daniel scored good conditions in September last year so we teamed up for another trip. This time of the year you can get solid winds and late winter swells traveling up the coast of Australia and finally hitting somewhere in Indo. While exploring the islands we had a 3 week window for the swell to arrive and to get to know the Indonesian culture. The locals have welcomed us with much care, heaps of smiles and in return we could only give them all our respect. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In The Shaping Room

There is something about making your own surfboard. Maybe it's the idea, the shaping act or the first time you get to ride your very own board. If you are a builder and surfer you must have at least thought about it at some point. Time and place was right for me and I needed a special board to attach to my new Moses hydrofoilREAD MORE...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Night session

The wind is blowing chilly as the winter has finally arrived in Western Australia. When I turned up on my home-spot the conditions reminded me very much of summer days, except the thick wetsuit I was wearing. The wind was southerly, around 20 knots and a new moon low tide made the water nice and flat. READ MORE

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New Video: MIXTAPE 2 - The Roadtrip

We were heading towards summer and our camper was pulling us along the west coast of Australia. Good times are best when shared with friends and through this Mixtape I want you to be a part of it. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

On the road

I've been doing several roadtrips over the last couple of months, following the south western coastline of Australia. It was mainly my partner Marion, Dan, Alex and myself, with our Van's packed up to enjoy unexplored beaches and campfire storie's... READ MORE

Friday, March 21, 2014

How To: 313

The 313 was one of my first handle passes on my switch riding side. It's a railey, followed by a frontside 360 rotation, passing the bar in the air and landing heel side. If you are already doing railey's to blind in regular, the 313 on your switch side will come easier as its the same rotation. Let me take you trough a few personal key elements I figured along the way... READ MORE