- Published on 16 December 2013
Heres a new edit from my awesome trip to Brazil with Chris Bobryk, Alex Neto and Gisela Pulido from the Best Team.
The whipeout at the start is from a snowkite DVD; Whiteout, that will be published online for free shortly! Stay tuned :)
Shot in Uruau and Taiba with Canon 650D and 18-135mm STM. Perfect flat water, beautiful places, nice people and an awesome atmosphere. Perfect place to skip the dreadful autumn in Norway and train for the upcoming World Championship in France 11th to 18th of January
- Published on 03 December 2013
After a fotoshoot in Cumbuco with the Best Team I headed down to Uruau to meet up with Marit Nore from Nordic Kite Girls and do some filming. The night before, Eric Leon and I drove down to Cumbuco for some food and on the way back we got pulled over by the cops not once, but twice! The first time we were stopped in a road block and it took us half an hour before we understood that the cops wanted money to let us pass, being all subtle about it in Portugease. When we finally got going again, Eric fell asleep and I managed to miss the exit to Taiba so we ended up in Paracuru 45 minutes south of Taiba where we got pulled over again in a Hollywood style ransacking of the car with guns poining at us the whole time and angry shouting in Portugease. Evidently they were searching for a robber trying to skip town so when our car turned out to be empty the cops turned civilised again. Exciting night!
When I finally started to close in on Uruau, I had to recruit a guy from a pizzeria in the closest town to show me the way because Uruau wasn’t on the GPS
Luckily I didn’t get robbed, and the place turned out to be a tiny fishing village with a prefect flatwater lagoon with room for about 5 kiters at the same time. Even so there was few kiters there so it didn’t get too crowded most of the time
Marits roomate had broken her ancle a coupe of days earlier and got free fruit and treatment from the locals around town. Awesome people! Every morning we started the day with a big bowl of Acai; a local Brazilian dish made from frozen acai berries, milk, guruana sirrup, bannanas and grenola. Definitely one of the things I’m going to miss back home
Even though I only had 5 days in Uruau before I had to go back home, we managed to get a lot of great pictures and footage for a new edit. Stay tuned for that :)
- Published on 25 November 2013
Most of our kite house is out with injuries at the moment, but we did some easy sessions and getting some cool pictures. Also working on a film from my time down here and starting to get some tricks dialed in :)
Rocking the no sleves T-shirt
- Published on 20 November 2013
After a series of long flights I finally made it to Fortaleza, Brazil where a taxi waited to take me to the beach house where I would live with Chris Bobryk, Ryan Osmond, Eric Leon and a swedish guy named Magnus. All awesome people and the house was 50 meters from the beach and a short 2 minute downwinder from the flatwater lagoon.
Since there is almost no sunlight left in Norway at the moment I managed to get sunburned as a boiled lobster the first day of kiting in the lagoon, but even so we went out for a morning session the next day to film and got some cool shots. Had to stay indoors the next day though, but totally worth it :) Chris did and evening session and was killing landing a stalefish whirlybird 5 and all sorts of other awesome tricks. Keep eyes open for his next edit!
Just across the street was a kite resort with a cool athmosphere and kiters from all across the world. Good food and cheap beer also helps!
Really looking forwards to spending the next weeks here kiting and having fun. Constant wind of 25-30 knots, sun and perfect flatwater every day :D