Just landed in Belgrade for cable Europeans today after a hard goodbye at the airport. The cable is low, loose and the obstacles are bad so I’m a little bummed out about todays riding. It’s so crowded here that I only got 2 runs in during an hour today.
The rest of the time I spent tanning, shopping and walking around the city. Anna, Judith and I got a tour from some locals whom we also had dinner with at this café downtown.
Early practice sets tomorrow so going to sleep now.
This week-end was fun! I got to ride at a really central spot in Stockholm with the Froggy Crew. It was pretty crazy with all the boats roaming through and the big ferries all around. The water was super choppy but me and Oskar from Linköpen both managed a couple inverts. Check some pics that my dad shot here! (:
4 people, 7 boards, 5 bags of candy and lots of stuff. We got in the car and drove to Stockholm to go and ride at Hamnfestivalen with Froggy later today.
I picked up this baby at Froggy the other day. Looks really good if you match it with an axe when you chop wood for the hot tub (:
Got in my car (which we recently named Biebs after a certain teen-singer whom I may or may not have a CD of named “guilty pleasure” in my car), and drove to Fagersta to ride with Jeremia and Nick for a couple of days. Had such a good time at WCPE with the best company. For example the people from GBG wake which by the way have their own blog called “Bring Your Own Board” www.byob.nu. They put up some pictures from this week-end there, check it out!
I landed another new trick yesterday, roll to blind. Love riding at the perfect spot, especially when I get super coached by Terry. (: Can’t wait to go and ride boat later today.
Foto: Patrick Couch
Chillin’ in the Hot tub at the Spot
I was pretty much alone at the Spot yesterday so I rode until I couldn’t move. Got some sick coaching and had some great sets where I landed my first couple Blind Judges (raily’s to blind). Great day! Now I just had some breakfast and booked my tickets for Serbia and European Cable Championships next week. Life is good right now!
Found this picture from Cope N’ Waken which makes me wanna go back to Denmark and also makes me miss Denise but I’ll see her next week! Yeey! (:
Foto: Lars Daniel Terkelsen
Super sore from riding but working on new stuff today! Weather’s good and sweet hangout – as usual.
My car got stuck so I had about 10 different people helping me getting it loose again. At least it kept me busy and yes, I did get my candy
Been kickin in in Sthlm for a couple days getting everything ready for World Cup. Got to love O’Neill Bikinis! (;
Took first place in the Scandinavian Championships in CABLE!! So happy to have won my first ever full cable contest. After getting second in out nationals I was pretty sure to get second yesterday to and it was a close call between me and Anna. This time I had those Air-tricks down though and I got on top of the podium!
I also think Judith Hoppe should get some acknowledgement for getting 4th without any air-tricks and still trying a railey in the finals! She’s an up and coming for sure!
I was judging the Open Men finals and wow, was it hard! The guys did hs 9’s and ts backside 7’s off the kickers. Double S-Bends and Vulcans on the water and mad steeze on the rails. In the end, the oldest of the Hoppe brothers got it down right before his brother Mattias and on third place, the Norwegian hero (that dragged me out of bed) Odd.
The Results of the Scandinavian Championships in Cable Wakeboarding
Johan Wikström (SWE)
Jeremia Hoppe (SWE)
Nick Johnson (SWE)
Caroline Djupsjö (SWE)
Anna Simlund (SWE)
Trudi Andersen (NOR)
Benjamin Hoppe (SWE)
Mattias Hoppe (SWE)
Odd Roar Solerød (NOR)
Open Women Wakeskate
Michaela De Waern (SWE)
Maria Jorlen (SWE)
Judith Hoppe (SWE)
Open Men Wakeskate
Ted Forslund (SWE)
Erik Nilsson (SWE)
Oskar Gejler (SWE)
Johannes Hoppe (SWE)
Ted Forslund (SWE)
Nicolai Pedrup (SWE)