This past week I started working at my new job. This means a more interesting job, but also more freedom as I wrote in the last post. Me and Lasse my surf buddy who is the guy I developing Hapfind with, worked on Monday and a couple of hours the next day before it was time for the first lunch break surf session. We went to a place called Oljehamnen just outside Vänersborg. We have surfed there a couple of times before and the wind direction was pretty good.
Later on this past week we the wind picked up again and we where able to long board at another spot in Lake Vänern. Really good week!!
Last night I looked at the recordings from earlier that day, and was very happy when I saw the result. The videos almost looked as good as it felt… witch isn´t normal if you ask me. The wind was perfect, the sun was going down behind Dalbobergen, the water was warm and the surf felt goooood.
Next week I am starting a new job were I can be even more flexible with the hours so I can jump in the water when it´s good surf and work when it isn´t.
After a couple of good days up in Hoddevika Andreas and I said goodbye to all the old and new friends we had meet. Twelve hours later I was home, another six hours I was at work… Life feels weird some times.
A couple of hours in to work earlier today Lars called me and asked if I couldn´t get of earlier since the wind looked really good and the sun started to come out. I just got back home from a surf trip but why not get some more surf at the lake. I am glad I got the afternoon of since the surf was probably one of my best at Vänern. We surfed until sunset and now I am trying to figure out which Alt-J song I should use to the recordings.
Last night the storm hit Hoddevika. Andreas and I woke up at 2am when the whole house was shaking because of the strong winds. Apparently the storm was classed as a hurricane. So today we started the day with a morning walk out to the pier to check out the wave conditions. It is still a bit stormy to paddle out. Hopefully the storm will create some good sandbanks for later today or tomorrow morning before we leave.
Andreas and I got a message from my friend who is working at the surf hostel Stad Surfing in Hoddevika. They told us that a good swell were kicking in this weekend so we decided to check it out. After a car breakdown in the beginning of the trip we were finally on the road with a new car 3 hours later than expected. Finally there we got two surfs sessions the first day. During the sunset a guy staying at the hostel snapped some photos from the beach. I asked him if I could have them so that’s way I am able to make this post.
The swell is picking up right now and Andreas and I are ready for the second surf today. Tomorrow is supposed to be big.. could be interesting
Here is a viedo from last week. Lars and I went to Sikhall to see if there was any wind. It was super windy when we first got there but then the wind droped when we walked out. Lucky for us the wind picked up a little later on
Once again it´s been some time since I last posted. Just want to post this short Vassbotten – Four season video. All the recordings are from the small inner lake of Vänern where I live. This is what we do at our free time. Hopefully there will be some more Wakesurf and Windsurf movies later this summer. The recordings shows Vassbotten in all different seasons, and this is some of the things you could do here
Training is good! Chilling in my couch with tiered shoulders, back, and legs. I have been skiing about 25 km this weekend and I think that the average time have been decent. Yesterday at Hunneberg and today at the Skihut. To get more upper body training I have been working more and more on my poling. Two times the last week I have been passed by two older guys that have told be that poling is the the secrete if you want to go fast and that I am poling like a pussy right now
The tracks starting to run out of snow at some places, so we hopefully have some more snow tomorrow if the forecast is correct.
Well this is a photo of what we can get if we start to train more outside
Today I did my cross country skiing debut this winter. Lars and I skied about 10 km of mostly untouched tracks. Tomorrow Ill probably ski again since we never know
for how long the snow is going to last. So my plane is to keep skiing as much as I can for now on.
Luckily the forecast predicts it going to stay cold for a while, so we are hopefully able to do some long distance skating and some ice surfing the next couple of days.