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Havskajak i Costa Brava Catalonia Spain

Posted by aterrakayak på 28 april 2016

Det blev som vi hoppats en fantastisk kurs där nere i Costa Brava med Marc Martin. Fem deltagare plus mig fanns på plats. Det blev fem dagar med massor av paddelupplevelser i både lugna och vildare vatten. Här kan man välja vill man inte köra i det svåra så stannar man utanför helt enkelt. Detta passade oss bra då vi hade en viss spridning på gruppen. Trots det blev de duktigare inte sinkade utan vi kunde helt enkelt leka mer. XX2O3678

Naturen här nere är hänförande, vi var på fyra olika platser och paddlade och tre av dem är helt olika varandra. Fantastiskt. Längst norrut var vi nära franska gränsen och se ut över på de snötäckta bergen. Mycket teknik mixat med vanlig turpaddling är konceptet och du kan göra det hur utmanande eller lätt(nåja helt lätt skall det inte vara) du vill.

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En dag hade vi regn och hela gänget var slutkörda och då passade vi på att öva räddningar inne i Palamos Marina. Det fick bli en behövlig halvdag i kajaken på eftermiddagen gav vi oss upp till Pals en mysig liten medeltidsstad.

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Kvällarna här är fantastiska eller rättare sagt maten är fantastiskt spännande både på enkla hak och lite finare krogar.Det blev ganska mycket Pinxtos, vilket fantastiskt sätt att dela en måltid på med nya och gamla vänner. Med dryck och olika rätter ligger priserna på 15-25 euro. Svårt att hålla sig ifrån att köra all in, men snålar man in lite kan det räcka med 10-15 euro för en kväll. Jodå trots att jag varit här innan hittade jag minst en ny favviskrog. Finns mycket mer att prova i denna lilla stad Palamos. Vår avslutningskväll fick vi njuta av champagne och en vacker solnedgång på min stora balkong högst uppe på hotell Trias.

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I höst kör vi två kajakresor här nere mer kan du läsa här: http://aterra.se/havskajak-costabrava.html

Datum 17-22 oktober Salt & Seastar + , 24-29 oktober BCU 3 & Rockstar.

Tack till alla härliga deltagare som verkligen bjöd på sig Maria, Sussie, Dagny,Angelica och Martin. And offcourse thanks Marc for an amazing experience!

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Tahe kampanj april maj!

Posted by aterrakayak på 16 april 2016

Rabatter från Tahe Marine gäller fram till 25 maj. Några av dessa kajakerna ligger utanför vårt ordinarie sortiment därför finns de inte i webshopen utan beställs genom att maila info@aterra.se.
 

Tahe Marine Fit 155/Jamaica package for two: click here for more information!

Choose your favourite: Fit 155 RELOADED or JAMAICA. Both of these tandem touring kayaks are super stable and fit perfectly for family outings. This package contains gear for two people.

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tahe marine apex whitewater package: click here for more information!

Apex is a great hybrid whitewater kayak that responds quickly and is stable. Apex has a day hatch, adjustable footrests, ample room for gear and well outfitted deck & cockpit.

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tahe marine SPORTSTER whitewater package: click here for more information!

Sportster is a fun whitewater kayak that is easy to roll and it takes boofs & big drops with ease.

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tahe marine SLALOM whitewater kayak package: click here for more information!

Ready for slalom? Choose between Slalom C1 (training & beginners) and Slalom K1 Expert which has a traditional K1 design specifically for training novices & honing early kayaking skills.

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tahe marine Balboa touring package: Click here for more information!

Balboa is a small day tourer with super stable hull, a large cockpit & comfort seat. Balboa is a great choice for getting out and enjoying your local waterways, plus it is easy to store.

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tahe marine titris 12 touring kayak package: click here for more information!

Titris 12 is compact sea kayak with excellent glide & stability.

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tahe marine SLALOM whitewater kayak package: click here for more information!

Reval HV PE is a brand new sea kayak model. It is a PE version of the composite Reval HV and has the same characteristics. It is a slender PE kayak ideal for adrenaline seekers and longer tours. It has a superb navigability and extra degree of stability even in breaking waves and strong winds. The hull is designed with rocker and upswept bow and stern to handle any challenging conditions of the sea.

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tahe marine kona sit on top kayak package: click here for more information!

Kona has some hidden powers. It is built to give more of an edge in the surf, the Kona has enough length to help you punch out through the surf & a low center of gravity for stability. .

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tahe marine kailua sit on top kayak package for 2: click here for more information!

A popular & versatile SOT kayak for two with an extra center seat for solo paddling or for a third paddler. Kailua has a stable hull design with built in keel for tracking plus a large weight capacity.

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Reval Mini will provide stability, speed and wave-riding abilities. Low rear deck provides more stability in windy conditions and allows to make lay-back moves easily.

REVAL MINI (SKEG) TGC-Lite: RRP 1260 € (regular RRP 1700 €)
REVAL MINI (RUDDER/SKEG) TGC-Lite: RRP 1290 € (regular RRP 1760 €)

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tahe marine reval sea kayak: click here for more information!

Reval is a boat of choice for those wanting a true allround sea kayak design with the performance to handle any conditions.

REVAL (SKEG) TGC-Lite: RRP 1340 € (regular RRP 1800 €)
REVAL (RUDDER/SKEG) TGC-Lite: RRP 1390 € (regular RRP 1860 €)

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tahe marine lifestyle solo touring kayak: click here for more information!

Lifestyle Solo is made for smaller size paddlers. Lifestyle Solo is extremely stable and oversized cockpits provide easy entry and exit.

LIFESTYLE SOLO (RUDDER) TGC-Lite: RRP 1070 € (regular RRP 1442 €)

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tahe marine lifestyle 444 touring kayak: click here for more information!

Lifestyle 444 meets the needs of a wide range of paddlers and is perfect for a kayaker who does not want any inconveniences in controlling the boat. Lifestyle 444 is easily maneuverable. It has a flat V-design hull, which provides high initial stability.

LIFESTYLE 444 (RUDDER) TGC-Lite: RRP 1140 € (regular RRP 1529 €)

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tahe marine lifestyle 494 touring kayak: click here for more information!

Lifestyle 494 is roomy and stable, with an extremely long waterline providing good speed and glide. The hull has a flat “V” design, making it easy to maneuver. The Lifestyle 494 meets the needs of a wide range of paddlers and is a perfect recreational kayak for those looking for a stress free paddle.

LIFESTYLE 494 (RUDDER) TGC-Lite: RRP 1280 € (regular RRP 1721 €)

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tahe marine bayspirit sea kayak: click here for more information!

With a little less stability BaySpirit has been given some more speed with the slightly round shaped hull. Stability is still comfortable, but the feeling is more even. BaySpirit is the most advanced kayak from our Spirit series.

BAYSPIRIT (SKEG) TGC-Lite: RRP 1230 € (regular RRP 1650 €)
BAYSPIRIT (RUDDER/SKEG) TGC-Lite: RRP 1260 € (regular RRP 1700 €)

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Aterra Surfkayak course Peniche easter 2016…

Posted by aterrakayak på 10 april 2016

Monday 28/3… we arriwe to Cantino for our first day, gray skies, to much wind and not so clean waves. But we have our ”corner” for the begginers so they allways can have slow start. Though nothing is slow actually in the beggining. Four guys from 16 to 59. Some real begginer, one surfskipaddler, one experienced seakayaker and a tough young windsurfer. That was the line up for the week. At my side i had Mattias who help me to teach the guys.

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Second day big waves, not a slow start for the guys and the second day is allways the hardest, third day nice sunny weather and waves that made the group happy. Day three makes things comes together and the participants start to surf for real. The last day was fantastic for us to see, many nice surfs and all give the last of the power they had left. Normaly we have one or two bad days, now it was the oposite. Well in a surfkayak we nearly allways can surf but sometime the wind is to strong.

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Tuesday… The waves are big and clean we are at Prainha/Lagide. I go out take some warm up waves closer in, feels good. I paddle out through the brakes to the line up, long periods make it pretty easy to avoid the toughest brakes. Out there i search for the sweet spot to start in, allways difficult when its two systems comming in. Some bigger some smaller… I miss one wave turn back out and see this huge wall comming, paddle hard out for a few strokes to be in the right position, turn, shit one meters to late… the wave brake over me and give me a frontal 360, i come up and get thrown down again in another 360 now in cartweelpositon. Damn this wave have some power. I force out my paddle again and manage to come up again in front of the wave… backwards. Still the wave is fast and i surf in to the shore for some meters and feels that i have no real controll, try to turn the boat but flips again, i lean back hard and stick out the paddle, the wave kicks me up and i come up to the surface on top of the wave.

Adrenalin! Full of adrenalin i go out again in to the line up, relax a bit and get ready for the next ride. Start and ouch!, something is wrong with the shoulder, no power in the left stroke… I have been surfkayaking in 8 years now and this is my first injury. We are sometimes out in nasty conditions and what i want to say with this little story is that. If you want this is a super though sport but its also pretty safe and and in waves up to one meter its a very safe sport. One meter is nothing you may say… but its big for most people. Well i could surf the day after even if i didnt have the power and also we hade a fantastic time in Caparica on the Portoguise Championship.

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Competition day, saturday! Fantastic to meet all the surfers some are really good top class surfers and its amazing to see them surf. Though the conditions was bad and got event bader during the day, to get nice waves you have to go out through heavy brakes if unlucky. Many didnt go all the way only the best. In my Q-heat i decided to start closer to the shore and take a look on what the others did. It felt ok got some surfs, nothing speciall but two of the others had big problem so i felt pretty sure to go to the final. In the final it was supernasty conditions but i had decided to go all in and the adrenalin tok care of the shoulderpain. Big strong Felipe Miguel was the guy to beat! I think i was close 😉 got one fantastic wave and some ok. But it wasnt enough, though i was happy for the second place and very happy to stay on the beach after the race. Felipe fliped in the end of the heat and had to take a loooong swim i tried to paddle out to him three times but didnt had any power left. Well after a while he was also safe on the shore. Mattias tok the third place!

Tuesday last day, the wind continues, we was out the day before and I surfed a bit without energy. This day the sun is shining but with hard winds. When we come down to Canthino the waves looks amazing. Mattias got out and as usuall he go straight to the biggest waves in the middle of all the surfers. Lucky i had the camera with me and could catch some of Mattias nice surfs, its so beautifull when all the peaces come together. Out there the waves felt sooo big, not so steap but long, so you had to cut back to get the speed. Fanstastic feeling when you feel that you have plenty of time to do the manouvers. I couldnt say i did a fantastic job out there (now it was time for Mattias to beat me) but got some nice clean waves. Tired, tired, happy, happy… thats was the feeling when we gave up…

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Mattias do a 20 seconds surf

Interesting: On the two spots there was about 30 surfers when Mattias started his session, and i noted that Mattias surfed more waves than all these 30 boardsurfers did together! To note is that we allways try to give away many waves to keep the good feeling in the line up. This wasnt an easy day if you not are experienced as the waves was frightening high. I dont say that the less experienced boardsurfers shouldnt be there just mean that it was a bit hard to catch the waves for them. This was one of the best line ups i have been in, all in a row more or less, except for some lazy bastards that had to swim out in the surfzon…

Well to be a bit cocky… if you wanna surf, go kayaksurfing! 😉

Thanks to Peniche! Captains Log House: Linda, David, Ze and all the nice guests. To Mattias and offcourse to our participants Alex, Stefan, Jerker, Peter. Thanks to the Caparica team Manu and Ricardo and thanks to Ricardo for helping us.

Photographers: Mattias Meldert, Jerker Persson, Peter Dufwa, Leif Davidsson.

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