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Surfski SM & Aterra Wave Challenge

Posted by aterrakayak på 12 juli 2017

The race is over… And I have been totaly exhausted after the two days of racing. Well maby not only the races, also the stress before and running a kayak company with high sell the days before in the same time. It was a bit to much. Lucky to have the club Helsingborgskanotisterna to help.  Still tired but this evening i will go out for a playfull training in the Carb. Vault.

Saturday: Surfski SM 19 km. It was a tough race one of the hardest i have paddled. We start the first 5 km in sidewaves wich also normaly give impac waves from behind, but not this time. After the lighthouse I hoped for some easy waves, even if I know its not easy but one can dream… Last part of the race was better when i could make some runs and come closer to the ones in front of me. Well a championship shall be tough and even if I did a bad race you feel it was ok after a while…  My race: https://flow.polar.com/training/analysis/1549861648

Sunday: Surfski SS2 Swedish Open Championship (Svenska Riks Mästerskapet). Arild Klitterhus 15-16 km. Emma Broberg was my teampaddler in mix. I was close to cancell this in the morning but we decided to take it easy. Well you know all how it is with that. Start went of and Emil/Isak went away but we had two of the Mens team on our side for like 1/3-1/4 of the race and it felt great. But after a while came the misstakes and we went back. The last four km was aufull, no brain and no power, but i had Emma and i could feel her push the boat so we got a nice finnish thanks to that. Nice surfs and first over the finnishline. Boat the amazing Carbonology Zest SS2.

Thanks for a fantastic wekend all competitors. And a big thanks to Helsingborgkanotisterna that made this to a fantastic wekeend.

See you at Riviera Wave Challenge Båstad 5 august! Participate? Mail me: info@aterra.se

Photos from our photographer Patrik Weiler.

Resultat Surfski SM Aterra Wave Challenge:

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Aterra Surfkayak Experience Peniche

Posted by aterrakayak på 20 april 2017

It have been a week of long workingdays since i arriwed home from Peniche. This easter we had a week of sunny hot weather and a supertough gang of hungry surfers from UK, Denmark, France and Sweden. I have learned since long time back that never estimate a person from their age or anything else. You dont know the skills of a person before they enters the water. And boy this was a hard going group. Allready first day they showed that they are not afraid of heavy water(waves up to 1,8m). I was planning for picking up a lot of swimmers during the week, as in a group of five its normally pretty much swimming. Actually one of the participants didnt take any swims at all, impressing! Now we also have a new nice boat Dagger Kaos wich is a Sit on Top surfkayak, that makes it easier for beginners. And its a suprisingly good surfkayak.

The prediction was good on monday and low the rest of the week but lucky us, we got good wave hight all days except for the last day. We know where to find waves after so many years here and this time we also discovered a new spot. On this spot we were alone and that is allways nice. To reach the spot you need a car and you have to walk a bit, but its worth it if its crowded on other spots. Next Surf Kayak Experience in Peniche is 26/6-1/7 http://www.aterra.se/surfkajakportugal.html

Thanks for a fantastic and fun week: Eva, Roswitha, Rosie, Sören, Vincent and my great friend Bart.

Some photos, Photographers Roswitha Wagenknecht, Rosie Solocean, Leif Davidsson.

Nice first day ride by Eva Goosens.

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Vincent and Rosi goes wild in the Dagger Kaos.

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Roswitha, no hesitation…

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Sören the man who can swim but never practise

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And a few more…

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Aterra Surfski Experience GC

Posted by aterrakayak på 12 december 2016

Det blev en hektisk vecka när jag kom hem från Gran Canaria och tid för bloggande och bildfixande har inte funnits. Men denna vackra och soliga måndag tar jag mig tid att ”avlägga rapport”.dscn0096

Gran Canaria bjöd på en vecka med sol och hårda pass för mig och för alla de andra deltagarna. Som vanligt lite surt att man är som bäst i form nu när säsongen inte är igång. Jag har paddlat väldigt mycket i höst, blir inte så mycket som jag vill med det under säsong. Extra inspirerande är det så klart att ha andra att paddla mot och Jan Stala,  Henrik Egnell och de som körde SS2 under passen pressade mig hårt under veckan. Kan bara säga tack för hetsandet ;). Fokus på våra camps är hög puls och tävling vi kör ofta lekfulla men hårda rejs och när Esteban är med blir det som vanligt tuffa kul pass.

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Det är sjätte gången jag var nere på Gran Canaria och för första gången hade vi plattvatten två dagar. Näst sista dagen blev det nästan platt och sista dagen fick vi ställa in vår planerade långa downwind och istället leka i vågorna på Las Canteras. Det blev iofs en kul dag av det också, surfa är kul! När vi flög hem och passerade vår dw sträcka så var det fullt tryck i vindarna igen. Nytt för i år är att alla våra resor är sex dagar så vi är lite mer flexibla och kan erbjuda en behövlig vilodag för deltagarna.

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Tack alla som var med och bjöd på sig själv både i medvind, motvind* och på de sköna kvällarna med god mat och hygge. *på allmän begäran 😉

Tack till Sara, Camilla, Jenny, Eva, Emma, Jan, Per, Henrik, Lars Kristian, Micha och Thomas. Tack också till våra instruktörer och deras medhjälpare Sara, Esteban, Ana, Bea, Victor, Super och Jared.

Nästa Surfski Experience är 27/2-4/3, campen är nästan fullbokad, vi har två platser kvar. Välkommen med din bokning. http://webshop.aterra.se/kurser-utomlands/

Mer info: http://www.aterra.se/surfskigrancanaria.html

Foto: Micha Kindlein, Esteban Medina, Leif Davidsson, Sara Marti

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Aterra Surf kayak weeks Peniche

Posted by aterrakayak på 13 november 2016

Its a windy day and we drive around to find cleaner waves. We park the car on a suprisingly empty parking, though the beach bar seams to be open. Me, Chris, Bart and Mattias walk down to the beach in the lovely sun. Its the fourth spot we check out today, the waves are big, green and looks fantastic. How can it be that we are alone? Well we take a fast descisson that this is a great spot. This is the first day of our traning with World Champion Chris Hobson… Three days training with the best for us who coach down in our courses in Peniche. Oh now i jumped to the second week down there, first week there we had a begginers course…

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I had two very engaged first time surfers in the course, Åsa and Robin. Åsa is a seakayaker and also do ww kayaking as she lives in Norway and Robin is a seakayaker since two years. He is pretty much a beginner but this guy is a fighter and he is allready more skilled than most of the kayakers i meet. Its all about commitment and both really love to learn new things. I feel it direct when we start the theori, the curious eyes and questions. The lust to come out in the water and feel the speed of the waves. As usuall we start ”in the corner” a perfect spot for beginners. Nice clean 1-2 foot waves gives you a smoth start in the most technique demanding of all paddle sport.

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After a few days i see the result of the commitment. Two surfers with different style. Åsa is fantastic in her smoth movements and do topturns that you dont see beginners do. So do Robin but he needs more power and harder surf to show of. I am offcourse very impressed (as allways) of these two that do things that tok me long time to learn. Well I have got very little coaching until now when we decided to snap things up a bit…

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Photo Robin Sundin

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Photo Chris Hobson

Chris Hobson is a fantastic coach, I have meet him before when he has coached in Denmark so i knew a bit about him. Also Aterra now have a Ride Zenith in the fleet down in Peniche (Chris is one of the owners). I will write a review of the Zenith later. Bart Mattias and I get direct comments on our sessions and we try to change and do what Chris tells us to do. What i feel direct is that the speed increase pretty much and now I understand how some areal movements are done physically. Wow! But now we have to get use to the new speed so we can do the movements! To make a long story short we got an amazing week with Chris in Peniche. I hope i can go down soon again for some more practise… this will take some time to put together.

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Photo Chris Hobson

Next year we will continue the project and do more courses with Chris and other World Champion coches. Info you will find at Aterra.se later.

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Two fantastic weeks are over and i am totally finnished laying in the sofa writing this! I have had so much fun so its enough for ten people. Thanks to Åsa and Robin for a fun and engaging week. And thanks guys, Bart, Mattias and Chris, amazing to meet you as usuall, looking so forward to next time, also nice to meet up with Edgar Duarte, Luis Pedro and the portugise champion Alberto Miguel. Thanks also David at Captains Log House who boiled my 8 min eggs perfect every morning! 😉 See you soon again!

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Photo: Chris Hobson, Mattias Meldert, Leif Davidsson

On the photos: Bart, Chris, Eric, Jimmy, Mattias and me.

Some nice rides:

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The Fly is flying with Mattias Meldert

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Photos above Chris Hobson. Realise that i havent got any photos of Bart in the waveski, will add som movies later.

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Costa Brava kajakparadiset vecka 1

Posted by aterrakayak på 26 oktober 2016

Förra veckan var jag nere hos Marc Martin och körde kurs tillsammans med ett härligt gäng. Som vanligt fina upplevelser där nere med skiftande miljö, snällt och tufft hav och härligt umgänge och god mat på kvällarna. Text från dag 3: Fantastisk dag här nere igår. Rejäla dyningar rullade in på upp till 1,5-2 meter. Tuff 30 km paddling i messy water där vi kunde vila och få lugnare paddling i de vackra vikarna. Blev en del surf men tungt att få igång kajaken när vi inte hade vindvågor till hjälp. Imponerande av Marie som är ganska ny paddelentusiast och grönast i gänget att köra på i dessa förhållande.

Vi har en ny grupp nere nu, denna vecka är vår nybörjarvecka. Vi har inte bestämt datum för 2017 ännu men troligtvis blir det i april. Mer info finns här: http://aterra.se/havskajak-costabrava.html

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Tack för en fin vecka Karin, Marie, Claes och Ketil.

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