Sunday, March 1, 2015
Starting this year with first trip in Cabo Verde, where I have scored some decent sailing with some friends, we had long rides at Ali Baba, and so super fun waves at Ponta Preta as well, scored the left surfing, and we finished the AWT windsurfing competition in some average conditions, at secret spot north from Ponta Preta, still fun waves but not what we all dreamed of :) and a 3rd place with super good windsurfers. Looking forward to the next trip back home and then an other one in Maui.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
I had a blast here in Maui and last month on Mauritius filming for the Yard movie with my friend Seva and the Wind Channel crew, looking forward for some insane conditions back home this winter. enjoy this little short clip made by the Wind Channel guys.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Just when you think you are done with struggles trough borders, you get hassled for an hour+ being checked because one time going out of Gran Canaria an officer didn't stamp my passport, result, I over stayed in the European states of schengen and my 2 years visa allow me to stay only for 30 more days within the next 2 years. This is one of the reasons I get tired of this borders, it's a pity we need to go through so much to visit an other country and it takes so much effort to cross the borders. And then you end up being double checked, your underwear, your books, your wallet, every single little corner of your bag pulling out machine vaccuming the whole bag and surrounded by a whole team of officers who at the end pull out a paper of a proper chart, explaining the inspection of my bags, and every one of them has to agree that I am clean and clear to go. Seriously!!? ( #drugs or #terorism ) which one do I reflect most? ( I have never being doing no drugs or even had a sip of alcohol in my life, is it my face that does say the opposite?
Monday, September 15, 2014
WOW it's been so long I didn't post a thing on this blog, I don't know why I decided to go back now, but it is probably better to tell travel stories here rather than a status on Facebook or a pic on Instagram.
I am right now about to leave Mauritius, came here after an invitation from Russian windsurfing and surfing friend Seva Shulgin, I know him since morocco and our roads been crossing either in Maui or Morocco, and after we started filming for his new movie coming up soon www.theyardmovie.com in morocco, we filmed again on Maui and now here wears in Mauritius,a brand new destination for me, I came here expecting some decent windsurfing after I was looking at the forecast in Warsaw, and decided to come within 2 days, got my flight, flew home first unpacked in middle of the night and packed again to be driving back to the airport same night to catch 2 other flights to score the beginning of some solid Indian Ocean swells, so far I have been in the water everyday pushed by Seva from 6am we were surfing and again windsurfing till before sunset where we were back inthe surf again till dark.
This place is magic, I have been repeating this in my mind the whole time and it is the truth, I been to places and few of them offered such quality of riding, beside the life outside the water is very interesting, nature wise and human wise, people are super nice and friendly, the place where every single surfer windsurfer and kitesurfer should visit once a lifetime.
Check out this couple shots and keep you updated for a sick movie coming soon about here and different destinations: www.theyardmovie.com
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Thanks Brian and to y'all
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Today I am setting my sails toward a new destination in my short traveling life, home spot of Brian Talma, will be hosted by mister talma himself, together with long date friend Julian.
I have some serious traveling to do, catching a flight this morning with Easyjet to England where I am going to get my visa stamped on my passport and then heading to Paris for a night at the airport before checking in again with AA, I think I am over stressing with the checking in because it has been a while since I traveled again, it took me a while to find the perfect itinerary but at the end I hope it will all work.
Easyjet RAKLGW: 32k 45€
AF LGWCDG: 32k?? €?? 90 or 150 or 200
AA CDGBGI: 32k?? $150
You may wonder why I don't fly straight from the UK but only flights toward BGI (Barbados) are operated by BA which doesn't carry boards more than 190cm.
So let's see how all this goes. At the end I am gonna be on a paradise island :) so looking forward I it :)
Friday, November 1, 2013
It was so much fun to be just few in the water for a while and get to sail hookipa in such amazing conditions, with amazing level of guys out, I wish good luck the 2 runners for the title Brawzino and Mussolini and I hope they reach whatever they are running for.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
I got here Saturday night, the biggest day of the forecast I had to rest in the plane slept on my flight from Paris to Los Angeles and then kept awake on the next flight to Papeete to be able to sleep once home. My friend Baptiste was once again waiting for me at the airport, on the way home he told me about how epic and super long the day was, he was towing in raimana and they caught some insane bombs, I was super jealous because I really wanted to catch something towing in, but now I have to wait next swell hopefully before I go..
Next day I arrived I was very mellow no pressure and I controlled my fears I knew it was still big and heavy. While baptist and Robert Teritehau were preparing the ski I went sailing out from the end of the road to teahupo point and when I arrived the spot was pretty packed with surfers tow in, bodyboards and kites, I went to the peak and waited for my turn a while there was some bombs and I really wanted to go for few then there was that first wave, one of the body boarders got a bit angry with me and scared something goes wrong, I got a second one a bit bigger and so on, more confidence, till there was that one got me scared I was a little deep then no wind I felt like I was in the tube I felt the shade of the lip on my face and I took out my back foot from the footstrap waiting for the lip to smash my sail but luckily I made it :) so happy and shocked I was, but the last one was really big and I was a lot deeper I had a west bowl where I went for it to hit but I didn't go well I tried to escape but I was too late and got eaten badly by a good size wave about 10 foot Hawaiian was heavy hold down but it did go well:)
now waiting for more :) tic tac