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Surfkayak course Peniche oct 2018

Posted by aterrakayak på 07 november 2018

Some weeks ago we were in Peniche with fantastic people, everytime when I go home from our courses I think ”this was the best time”. Well the truth is that its the best time everytime! Thanks for a fantastic week Elisabeth, Maud, Danny, Leonard and Bart. And of course allways so enjoyable to stay at Captain Log House.

Join us for next surfkayak course 15-20 april 2019:

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Nice ride! First time in the air, small but a good start ;).

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Surfkayak news! Two World Champions!

Posted by aterrakayak på 01 september 2016

Learn from the best! One week – Two World Champions! Chris Hobson & Edu Etxberria

5-11/11 Clinics, Training, Workshops.

Edu Extberria, Chris Hobson

We have engaged two of the worlds best surfkayak coaches for this week. The location Peniche is perfect for our sport and so is the proximity of the beach and waves. Your level for this week should be intermediant or above with a willingness to learn more technique. The week will give you advice and coaching from two World Champion surfkayakers with a bit different style and technique, photographing and video analysis.

Practise surfing during the day and looking at the results in the evening. And between that some nice relaxation time.

The weeks include following: Two coaches Edu Etxeberria & Chris Hobson. Video analysis. Photos from your sessions. 6 nights stay in CAR Peniche, including breakfast.
Price 520 euro.

  • Schedule:

  • 5/11- Arrival day and warm up day.
  • 6-10/11- 5 days coaching.
  • 11/11- Free surf – play and departure day.
  • Book!

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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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Aterra Surfkayak weeks 2015

Posted by aterrakayak på 20 oktober 2015

Now back home in Sweden…

This sunday put my bum in the ONA for the last time here in Peniche. We are in the middle of the Baleal bay. The waves are small for the first time this journey, 40-90 cm and that feels ok. Get som water under my kayak and starts paddling out. Meet some small foam and paddle further out, i feel so tired in every muscle. I jump over a wave that just shall brake and land flat hard. My body screams of the pain for this little wave. Every ligament is stretched to its maximum and all my muscles are completely finnished after ten days of fantastic waves. Some more strokes and i get out to the line up, surf the small waves together with Eric, the others have left. Its painfull and i just take waves that i can drop in to, no adrenalin helps me and i wonder why i dont just go back to the beach.


A rain comes in and create a fantastic view with a small rainbow so close to us that we nearly can touch it. All the surfers stop for a while and look at this perfect image. The Baleal peninsula creates a amasing fond in the background to this scenery. Suddenly a bigger swell comes in and i manage to get three bigger waves and i can end this trip with a big smile in my hart.


We have had some days with to much wind, but the wind droped in the afternoon so even those days we got nice surfs. Three evenings have we surfed in the beautiful sunset. In all, eleven days surf, maybe to much but its so hard to take a day of when others go out, next time i have to do that… i think ;)…

Enjoy the photos taken by Mattias Melldert, Birgitta Ludvigsson, Leif Davidsson, Bosse Gernandt.

Thanks to all that joind us this weeks, fantastic to meet you and to se all enjoying the Waves!

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Surfkajak Symposium Klittmöller

Posted by aterrakayak på 29 september 2015

Nice to be back at Klittmöller, it was two years ago since i was there last time. The symposium are a fantastic and welcomming event. Very well organised, great food and a lot of dannish ”hygge”. And to that you add nice waves, and happy wave people, could only be perfect! Saturday we were in Hanstholm, and we who was a bit more experienced got the world champion Chris Hobson as a instructor. Really great for me as it was 8 months since i was in a surfkayak. We were so many surfkayakers so we used a long part of the Hanstholm beach. The seakayakers used a spot 3-4 kilometers away.

On sunday it was time for Dannish Open Surfkayak Championship. Over 30 competitors! Impressing to see whats happened in Denmark the last years, many fantastic surfkayakers. My first heat was so so,  the next heat I had some really nice waves and won and come to the quarter final. Next heat i didnt find the right waves but i made it to the semi. The waves now was not very good and i was meeting three dannish top guys, this was a tough heat to take a win or a second in. Well i was pretty happy about to be in the semi and with a bit of luck i could have been in the final. Well next time maybe ;). It was nice to compete with David T and Jakob M, they are really good kayaksurfers.

Surfers from five countries did come to the event, unfourtunately only two from Sweden, me and Ulrika Lindblom. Hope we can be some more from here next year and that some sweddish kayakers can let go of their ”fikabrod” and have some fun in the waves instead. Its a bit to drive but i tell you its worth it!

Thanks to the organisers David and Jesper and also to Chris for great coaching. Also a big thanks to Thisted kayakclub for the fantastic food and hospitality. See you next year the last weekend in september!!!

Around 70-80 participants with seakayaks and surfkayaks was enjoying the event.

Now its autumn and full focus on kayaksurfing, for me its the best part of the kayakyear. Next stop will be in Peniche where we go and do courses 9-13 oct. and a exciting surf tour 14-18 oct.

On the symposium many people asked about Peniche and the courses we arrange two sessions down there every year one in october and one around easter. We both have courses and can rent out kayaks to other instructors they can arrange courses or individualls that allready have experience .

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