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…

Yay splitboarding finally!! Kloben it is…

Splitboard Tour Kloben from Fuschertörl 5. Mai 2016 with: Chris Hesselbach, Clemens Hiller, Philip Volker, Michi Riepl I was actually pretty happy to hear that my buddies were thinking about arranging a splitboard tour, now that the winter snowboard season is technically over. We have had a trying winter which didn’t really begin until February. There…

FWQ 3* Open Faces Montafon 2016: beware of sharks!

Coming off a 3rd place finish in Morgins, I was stoked for Montafon. I had wanted to take part in the Montafon race in it’s first year but it coincided with the race in Nendaz and I couldn’t make it on time to the riders’ meeting so couldn’t start. This time around was different! I…

FWQ 3* Morgins 2016 T-Bar Sessions

4 years after my very first FWQ competition in Morgins Switzerland, it was time to return to the sleepy winter paradise. The first time around I managed to finish last following a wildly unspectacular line and a butt check at the top. I wanted to try a more challenging line this time around and hoped…

FWQ 3* Verbier 2016: Whiteout

When my 6 ½ week surfing vacation to Thailand and Indonesia turned into a 6 ½ week vacation on crutches in Phuket because I fractured my ankle severely playing soccer on the beach with a bunch of guys from Myanmar, I didn’t realize it would be such a long road to recovery. It wasn’t the…