Brandon woke me up at 7 this morning to go ride. So with a huge coffee cup, The Killers in the speakers and the sunrise we went out. I tried some frontflips again (which turned out to be backrolls). It felt really awkward but at least I got some good laughs out of it. Then Brandon and his friend Dan rode while I was driving the boat like I was drunk or something. Somehow it was really hard for me to go straight this morning, weird!
Now, I’m going to jump on the trampoline and wait for everyone to got to OWC and meet up with Trudi. It looks like it’g going to be lots and lots of riding today. (:
Picture from when I rode with Amber and Abby a couple of days ago
Stalefish… (love gopro!)
Aahh! Just got some pictures of my new wet-suit in my inbox! It’s hard to imagine needing to wear one when it’s this warm but I guess things aren’t as good in Sweden. I’ll prob want to wear this one anyways just cause it looks sooo good! Thank you, thank you O’Neill and Froggy! (:
I just came back from a sweet set with Brandon where I worked on some landings and tried the Melissa, really liked that board on the water too! It’s so light and.. eeh, well.. it’s pretty 😉
I went to ride with Amber and Abby today in the sun, warmth and no wind. Abby’s V-ride was loaded so the wake was sick! I mixed some shooting I did a couple weeks ago at TWC with some stuff we shot today and here’s a little video for you!
(sorry about the bad edit, I just wanted to show you how it’s like over here)
We just got all the 2011 stuff from liquid force in at the camp! I’m stoked on trying some new boards but I don’t like the graphics much this year apart from Melissa’s, Watson’s and Harley’s boards. Want to try em!! (:
The Melissa.. Looove (notice california on the back of it…)
Last night, I spent some time on the trampoline with Brandon and I’m stoked on trying frontflips on the water agains since it’s been like two years since I last tried them. Then I got some more lessons in foosball. I ALMOST won one out of seven but nope, seven straight losses.
By the way, On my bike ride yesterday I stopped at wall-mart and saw another ben n’ jerry flavor I didn’t know existed!! Soo excited to try it out! (:
Last night, I went over to Katie’s house and spent some hours on the hot tub along with Emely, Katie, Nicola and her sister, Reed and some of his friends and some margaritas. Then we all went out in the boat to watch Reed and his friend ride and was I impressed! He did more spins on his wakeskate then I do on a wakeboard. Sick!
Crazy trees by Katie’s dock
We spent the rest of the night watching like four movies before we all fell asleep in the couch.
I woke up this morning and went for a bike ride which ended up taking almost two hours. It was sweet though!Then I got back to the camp and tanned for a couple of hours with some coconut oil (inspiration by mattias). I’m going to tuck in early tonight and hopefully ride a lot tomorrow! (:
Yesterday ended up being a crazy night! I went out to grab some sushi for dinner with Trudi and Flavia before we decided to go out! Because I still felt bad for last Saturday I decided to be the designated driver and so I got a car load full of people before hitting the road. At first we were going to this house party but when we got there, there were no girls to be seen so our male friends didn’t really feel lika staying. We ended up driving for a good part of the night since we couldn’t decide where to go but we ended up goin down town and Vain.
At the door, I for some reason wanted to get in as if I’m 21 and that way get a wristband (which was really stupid since I wasn’t drinking anyways) but the bouncer just looked at my ID and we had a interesting conversation:
Bouncer: “Ehh, you’re under age”
Me: “No, I’m 21, see..? (:”
B: “No, you’re 19..”
Me: “…Yeah… ): I’m just trying to get a wristband”
Me ” (:”
B “haha, well, just go in” and I got the X’s on my hands.
Stoked that he didn’t get mad. Our nightclubs in Sweden sucks by the way. I loved to be able to dance outside and whatch the skyskrapers, feel the hot florida air and get lost in the base. After a couple of hours, I drove us back home and went straight to bed. It hit me while I was driving thru the crazy streets of down town Orlando that I’m on the other side of the world, driving and acctually living here! That’s a crazy feeling of power!
Since I didn’t bring my camera, here’s some pictures of what Orlando looks like at night…
Stupid stupid headache! Wont go to cable after all, hope I feel better tomorrow!
When I was feeling sorry for myself and whining to the campers I got offered an advil by the young ripper Sofia who’s at the camp right now. I love that when she gave it to me she also told me “you can’t wakeboard without advil close by!”. Love that she already has that attitude when she’s only 14! (Btw, she also landed her first tantrum today so I bet we’ll see lots more of her in the future!)
Another day in sunny Florida with perfect conditions. I learned how to ride wrapped on my second set! (yup haven’t done it before) and straight after I landed a wrapped sw ts bs 180 one wake. Super stoked on that really weird trick which was no more than a couple of inches high! I also hung out in the boat while the campers rode and I’m pretty impressed by these guys. Specially with JJ’s raley crashes! While tanning in the front I accidentally fell asleep so now I’m toasted by the sun. Got a pretty sweet raccoon tan from my sunglasses…
(Old riding shots by Cassie Sichel)
I love that it’s so warm out here that you don’t even have to wear a wetsuit when you ride in the sunset, it’s even better than we ever get during the swedish summer!
Tomorrow is cable day and Trudi’s birthday! Yay day! (:
I’m getting pretty good at these pose pictures.. (Think that’s a bad thing?) haha anyways, had an off day today where I felt kind of low and missed home. Will try to blame it on hormones, lack of nutritions or something else but who knows. Anyways, things got a lot better after a sunset ride with Bob! Thanks a million dude!
Oh yeah, today I got totally eaten up by a dog while tanning on the beach.. It came out of nowhere and were SO happy to see me that it jumped and started licking my face. Trying to protect myself from claws, sand and drool I got tangled up in it’s leach. I lost my bikini top in the process and the owner (an old man) did nothing to help me besides saying “No, bad dog” in a not too enthusiastic voice.
Thank you Froggy and Gatorboards for sending me this little beauty to try out (: I also backed up a boat trailer (with a boat on) for the first time ever! (yey me and awesome coaching on doing it by Brandon).
(I got some weird reflections on the boards since it so shiiiny)
Time to lye out in the sun and wait for the campers to finish riding and then hit it up! I’ve been trying some stuff on the trampoline today which I’m stoked on taking out to the water!!
Riding today was crazy! Flat water, sunny, hot boat driver, what more can you ask? So I decided to show you guys some of the shooting I did.. Let’s just say it didn’t hurt…
So, this saturday right: Got off work at like 1 and went to Katies house to chill in the sun and drive around in her golf truck. Then we went to OWC to watch the step down contest just to get there and see that they are still building the set up. So, instead of waiting we decided to go on a food hunt so, me and Trudi went to the mall (where we ended up spending like 2 hours). So we went to Mochies to get frozen yoghurt (such great wakeboarding food).
Went for a run again and super stoked to see that I run 3 WHOLE MINUTES faster on the track I started with when i first got here! Sweet! Then I also just wanted to add that anyone who might want anything from VS (hint, someone who’s about to get married) should send me some sizes… (:
The wind is terrible today so the whole lake is white capping but maybe some brave coaches would like to ride anyways… I hope so! Guess I should start kiteboarding as well so that I would always have something to do no matter how windy it is. Ah well, maybe this summer!