Jakarta

Just had to tell you guys, of course, the idiot (that is ME) booked the wrong last flight so instead of leaving with D and all my friends I had to stay behind and wait another hour for the next flight and of course that flight is delayed. Haha sometimes I even surprise myself with my brilliantness.

I feel a little bit like this guy right now.. (Photo: Unknown)

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On our way to Palembang

Two flights and two more to go! Now I’m in Kuala Lumpur with DC on our way to the next World Cup stop in Indonesia. Here (after smashing another starbucks) we met up with some more of the riders like Michael Callebert from Belgium and thr Red Bull talent Giorgia Gregorio from Italy. The last two flights are only a couple hours and I can’t wait to get there. I think we are about to board so I’ll tell you more  when I know. Don’t forget you can follow me on my instagram as well. @Wakecarro

Peace (:

Video from the World Cup finals in Australia

Just found a 9 minute recap from the World Cup finals. Definitely one of the most fun contests I’ve ever ridden, full of awesome people, check it out!

Still can’t get used to this!

After signing with Double Up I’ve come across a lot of my pictures/interviews on random websites all across the world. Take this boardstore in Korea for example: LINK

I never thought I would see an interview with me in Korean haha. Love it! ♥

O’neill 365

I absolutely love the new O’Neill 365 collection! Have to try and get my hands on the”Surf Leggings”. Can’t think of anything more awesome to wear while doing yoga, what do you think? Check it out here: LINK

Check out the new Set’s in Motion episode

Few things gets me as stoked on riding as watching other girls shred gnar. I decided today that I will not make it over to America and the Pro Tour this year. This has been a hard decision since I miss the States a lot, especially all my friends over there (and Planet Smoothie) but I’m just listening to what all the signs are telling me. I choose  to stay here in Spain and train for the upcoming competitions and take care of my ankle since it’s not in the spot I would like it to be for a Pro Tour wake.

I’m really bummed about not riding with my friend Abby over there but I’m working on convincing her to come and ride with me in Spain instead. Hopefully she will!

Anyways, check out these amazing girls ride and get inspired… (:

Live the life you love, Love the life you live

Whatever we are doing is right where we are ment to be. I believe that everything happens for a reason, even though we get frustrated, angry and disappointed about it. It really makes me get to know myself recovering from this injury. One set I can be totally happy with just the feeling of being back on my board and perfectly happy with jumping the wake and the next set I get frustrated because I want so much more. All the physio practice lets me take two steps forwards but then I push it too hard and it’s one step back. I’m finding it so hard that the way forwards is to rest, I mean “I’m so stoked let’s do this to reach my goal = Sit on the couch, flexing my foot in a theraband”.
I know my injury isn’t even one of the worse ones. A dislocated ankle VS Dallas Fridays femur split in 9 places? Or My friend Charlotte’s knee injuries? For me though, it’s a huge deal not to even be able to go for a run to clear my head. What do you do when you get injured? How did you get through it? I’d love to hear your advice and thoughts. What I do is to focus on the positive things like how much better I’ve gotten in the past 5 moths, how much I love just cutting glassy water with my board and how warm the sun feels on my skin. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

The past week in pictures:

Photos by Lucas Langlois

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DC was gangsta like usual with his irish bandana

DSC02868And whirly 5 comp was on!

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Lucas was out and super stoked!DSC02883
He threw some switch toe sevens

DSC02818Untangling ropes is Martins favorite thing to do

DSC02832The water was glassy but the air pretty cold

DSC02817Thomas and I were stoked anyways (:

DSC02799Watching the boat cruise by from the bar..

DSC02791Working on the tannlines 

DSC02802Tonto wanted to do a downward dog tooDSC02843Play all day long..DSC02893Amazing sunset’s at the end

Training…

To truly understand how much this place rocks, I thought I’d take you through a day in my life here:

9am Wake Up by the sun shining through our blinds but stay in bed for another half hour, just because I can
10am Breakfast (Usually yogi tea, fruit and yohurt) while checking my emails and social media from all my friends down under.
11am Yoga Sesh and physio-exercises for my ankle
11.10am trying to get Choco of my yoga mat since he always thinks I’m playing dog in my downward-dog
12.30pm Lunch (usually tuna salad or whatever yummy the amazing kitchen staff have as “today’s special”)
1.30pm Siesta or chillin in the sun with a book working on my tanlines
3pm time to ride with Andres and DC. Myself and Andres prefer our Nautique 210 but DC likes the 220 so usually we change midway through. Such a luxury to have to opportunity to choose boats.
5pm more emails and working on some of the projects I’m up too (: Or we head into town for ice cream at our favorite place. Sometimes I even go for a quick afternoon run or watch some videos at Learn Wake
6.30pm Time for another ride with the boys, usually this is the set where we all try and step it up a bit since we’ve had a first set to get us really motivated. For me these days it’s more about trying NOT to get too amped up and brace myself to let my ankle come back slowly. Super fun sets in other words with just playing around with basics.
8pm Showers and head into town for dinner with the rest of the crew
10pm most of the guys head out for a few drinks but lately I’ve been in a chill mood so I usually go home to put a movie on and fall asleep early. Then repeat…

Check out Xtreme Gene’s website here: LINK

My favorite view…