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…

Indonesian Impressions

My first time traveling somewhere “exotic” was to Indonesia in the Fall of 2013. I stayed at a surf camp for 3,5 weeks but felt at home immediately. I tried to return in the Fall of 2014 but never made it past Thailand after breaking my ankle severely on vacation day 5 of, what should…

I-FREE Best Prize Ever! Canalone Marinelli!

The dream of heli-boarding was a motivating factor in my decision to begin competing freeride. Actually, I didn’t really decide to start competing as such… I just figured that 35€ starting fees for a shot at heli-boarding, was totally worth it: Never try, never know! The I-FREE Freeride Circuit boasted a once in a lifetime…

First time surfing (for real)! A weekend in Basque Country

My company wanted to send me to Spain for a supplier audit… that sounded really cool, I had never been to Spain! With a little research I found a flight for half the price if I was to return after the weekend rather than Friday… 😀 Opportunity! This is how work-life balance is maintained. I…

14.9.-1.10. USA New England and Florida

Knowing that I wouldn’t be spending Xmas with the family this year, I arranged a surprise visit at the end of September. It was short but sweet! It was action packed and we made a bunch of great memories. We started off near Boston to visit my Dad, niece and nephew. My nephew is a little man already…