Unfinished business Bali: surfing, sun and sea-life

I have been home for about 2 weeks now but haven’t adjusted back to the real world… I still instinctively avoid throwing paper into the toilet and am careful to not drink the water from the shower. To be honest, it makes me smile every time I catch myself doing these things and I get…

FWQ 3* Engadinsnow: In all Fairness

My final competition this season, a.k.a. the 2nd one, was at the FWQ 3* Engadinsnow competition in St. Moritz/Silvaplana Switzerland. Back in 2013, where the snow was piled up higher than I could reach, I had one of my most satisfying runs in a competition thanks to the fantastic conditions and playful terrain on the Forcla face. However this…

The Next Generation: 3 Rugrats, 2 Days, 1 Amazing Deal!

I am a lucky one. As an auntie to 4 beautiful and talented kids, I try to fly home for Christmas and an opportunity to spend some intense quality time together. Living abroad has always been the right choice for me, but with the arrival of my sisters little ones, I felt the twinge of…

Jump for joy at Weißsee

After a very disappointing winter season with rare snowfall accompanied by hurricane winds every time, I have pretty mixed emotions about what is only my second, but will be my final competition this year. On the one hand, I am excited to finally have the thrill of a run again, but on the other, it…

2 runs on 20 centi: pretty good for this season!

Heres the quick edit of the 2 runs. Thanks to Rehall Outerwear for the great Blaze one-piece suit and accessories and Julbo Eyewear for amazing visibility with the Aerospace Goggles and Light Red Zebra Lenses! So this year’s snowfall, here in Pinzgau, has been about as depressing as watching current US politics. But finally Mother…

FWQ 2* Open Faces Kappl 2017: a lesson in concentration

It’s that time of year again! It’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. Thanks to ReHall Outerwear, the era of the Dirty Banana is over. I have chosen the one-piece called Blaze to tackle the mountains and got to debut the suit at Kappl! Bright and early on Saturday…

Ecuador: Ama la vida

August 2016 marks the first time I got to surf in the Pacific Ocean. It was a gentle swell with soft little waves just inviting me to come and play. Rather long periods between the sets meant I spent a lot of time looking out to sea. It was my first time so close to…

Brrrrrr Brrrrrr Brazil!

Intending to spend the summer traveling and surfing South America; my first stop was in Florianopolis, Brazil. How can you go wrong on the magical island of Santa Catarina, I thought. And then I packed my bag full of shorts and flip flops for my July trip to southern Brazil. That’s one way to mess…