West Coast

Limpan drove the van all the way to the swedish surfer spot and we spent today building the Xtravel monter for the expo tomorrow. Afterword the gang went for some burgers and now we’re about to go to sleep after watching some surfing and wake-vids. And Limpan has been texting his 15 year old nephew since it’s his birthday today, but pretending to be a 16 year old girl. Really entertaining…

From the Xtravel van

@ the Xtravel office

Stopped by to get a ride with the Xtravel people to the west coast and Coastal Culture. Might as well use their internet to sort out some paper work right? And get some new stuff…

11.30 am

Swedish breakfast with my favorite swedish writer on the balcony in the sun…

Stupid!

Apperently, due to my own stupidity I now have 5 stitches in my arm so I can’t ride for 7 days (no comment). Guess it’s really a good thing cause I’d been riding non stop for about 3 weeks back in the states. I’m super sore and it’s great being home in the city again listening to Trudis spotify playlist which I have a feeling will be my list for the summer 2011. Miss the states and the people there a lot though but as soon as these stitches come off I’ll be heading out to the west coast! Can’t wait!

Home…

Home

Home in Sweden again!! Met up with some friends yesterday and had  a blast so I spent today recovering in the city tanning and drinking coffee. Felt really weird seeing the fountain of Kungsträdgården where Wake Up STHLM would have been in a couple of days. It’s so perfect for wakeboarding!!

Right now I’m using the free WiFi at Maccers (Got to work the system!) and I’m about to go to the airport and pick up my brother!! Sweden is pretty cold but at least I had an awesome hoodie waiting in the mail to keep me warm. I’m never taking this thing off…

Just missed my flight!!

YEeeeeeeeeees!!!! Odub shred today and new flight tomorrow (:

Last day

Rode with Abby, Cathy, Terry, John John, Becky and Cathy’s friend today, my last day here. I’m so sad to go home I can’t even describe it. Going to sleep now on the couch at AJ’s and Flav’s house, don’t want to leave…

Some interesting points

Couch-surfing really takes some skill. There’s a lot of things to think about, for example when you should shower (which couch has the cleanest bathroom), when/what to eat (got to be cheap), how to get into the house without owning a key etc. There fore I want to share some tips that I’ve discovered.

First of all: Everything is always cleaner at a girl’s house so chose your showers wisely

Second: It’s pretty hard to find cheap/free food if your a vegetarian so we’ve started to survive on Cliff-bars which are crazy good organic powebars, hold any temperature and provide both protein and energy. They’re like one dollar each and you stay full for a LONG time (aaand they’re chocolate chip flavored). Perfect!

Third: Make sure you hide your girlie stuff like lotion, hairbrushes, soap etc. if you don’t want the rest of the dudes using it.

Forth: Look for fun stuff to play with in people’s garages. You can find great stuff like we found these awesome roller skates at the Jessamine house!

So yeah, find a couch near you and start surfing!

Trudi’s and and my apple stuff!

Just cause it looked cool… (:

9.00 am

Just woke up on this really comfortable couch. Time to go shreddd… (:

Lake Holden

I moved out of the awesome house today ): Such a sad day but it has been awesome! I woke up at 8.30 and went to get some breakfast with Trudi at Panera. Then I packed all my stuff into Terry’s car and we drove over to Holden and rode with Abby. Today really was a tantrum day cause we were both trying to get the grab on our tantrums. Prob made like 100 tantrums all together today. After riding and tanning on the boat for a couple of hours we went and picked Trudi up to go to Wake Games. Watched the double up contest where Harley totally stomped his grabbed heel 9. After watching the prize ceremony (good riding Amber) we went to get some Chipoltley. SOOO awesome that when I asked for extra guacamole, the dude hit me up good! I was so stoaked on that Burrito.

After that we went to chill on Abby’s dock. Playing guitar and hanging out in the sunset. So cozy! The other dudes went to a keg party on Clearlake but I’m so tired and we’re getting up early to shredd tomorrow so I went back to my couch here at Abby’s. Planning on sleeping sooo good right now.

awesome pic Abby took on her phone

Packing up

Time to pack up our bat cave to move out from this house. The owners of it get here tomorrow so everyone has to leave. Until today I had no idea where I was going to stay but then I went and rode with Abby on Holden. So now I get to stay on her couch for the next couple of days and riding a lot! (:

Now: food and lake chill

Screenshots from filming at Odub

Down town last night

Trudi graduated with top grades yesterday so of course we had to celebrate! Down town it was and hanging out with the rest of her classmates. Woke up today and went riding on lake Jessamine before we went out to watch the Wake Games. Sweet day. Both Carolina and Charlotte went through to the next round! If I’m up by 8 tomorrow I might go out to watch them ride before we go and ride Abbys V-ride on lake Holden. But then again, I haven’t been up by 8 in a loong time now…

Last night

hmm

Getting lose and ready to shred with some butt massage.. Love living with these people!

ts 450 to slam..

awww

A day in the life…

9.00 Morning set behind the boat with Theo. I accidentally used up all the gas so we broke down… Oops

10.19 Breakfast and e-mails

11.30 Went to OWC with AJ, Terry, Cody and Justin. Super stoked when I met team Sweden there and had the best cable set I’ve had since I flew over here! 2 new grabbed spins

13.14 Jumped in the car to drop Cody off at the airport, bye Cody.. ):

14.15 Got home to meet up with Trudi and raided the fridge to find something to eat.

14.36 POWERNAP (still wearing a wet bikini, not to be recommended)

15.20 Woke up, packed the car and went to Starbucks

16.00 Back at Odub and super energetic from sugar

16.o1 Super tired and fell on Back lip on the box…

17.00 Kicking it with the Swedish crew and watching them ride

18.00 Went to the mall to just chill

18.46 Filled up a gas can for the next morning

18.50 Got lost with no GPS in the car and got stuck in every red light on OBT

19.15 Panic braked the car so that the gas can fell over, everything now smells like gas

19.21 Trudi had made me dinner! (:

20.00 Chilled at the house with the dudes and Barrett teaching Trudi how to Rubics cube

23.30 Passed ooout