Friday, 28 December 2012

Brazil 2012

Hello Everybody

It’s been a while since I did a blog update although I had enough to write about. So sorry about that, just been busy with sailing too much instead of writing about it!

 Straight after the EFPT was done me and Rick travelled down to Brazil, not Jeri like most people but of to São Miguel do Gostoso the place where Kauli Seadi has his centre. Gostoso enjoys the same winds as Jeri (maybe a little bit less but practically the same) with winds for my Freek 4.4 or 4.8 every single day which is absolutely amazing, I’ve been here now for 6 weeks and only didn’t sail for 3 or 4 days which means I’ve been sailing about 40 days already and still not getting tired of it. Coming to Brazil was definitely a good plan.

The best sessions are always with low tide as you get perfect flat water between the waves just next to the “rocks” making it the perfect place to train freestyle moves on the way in. On the way out it’s a bit more choppy but still ok to do airmoves and practice jumping with wind from the right. Also we had some great swells passing especially last week making my wave board come in good use for some down the line wave riding! With high tide it’s much more choppy and harder to sail but like this you can learn moves one week on the flat and then train them the next week in the chop making you get more consistent in them in all kind of conditions.

Well I’ve got one more week left here in Brazil before my trip is done and I’m off to cold home again behind the books for my exams in January. Really try to push myself to go higher and bigger! Got also a nice double shaka on tape which you hopefully will like!

Cheers Dieter