We woke up this morning and took our little scooter to the cable for a quick morning sesh. So much fun I got my S-bend on the full size cable (: After that, Rebecca had arranged for us to go out with one of her friends cruiser so we had the best 4 hours sipping drinks and tanning whilst cruising around Phuket. His boat was amazing, the photo’s I got from it doesn’t do it justice. We saw the James Bond islands and all the beaches on the way. I’m so lucky to be able to live this life ♥
So when we were riding yesterday Paul Fong, the president of the Asian Wakeboard Federation, came out to look at the cable for possible future contests and while he was there he told Charlotte that she has been chosen to compete in the World Cup since there has been a drop out due to injury! Such good news so now Charlotte is changing her flights to fly to with me to Australia! (:
Good morning! I’m a little jetlagged so I keep waking up at 6 am (today I slept til 7) but I actually like it. The morning is my favorite part of the day. Today I could barely get out of bed though since yesterday was my first time riding in a while and wow, did my wakeboarding muscles protest! I feel like I’ve grown some completely new abs and my arms definitely popped one size bigger today.
Yesterday was such a great first day though. Waking up at 6 I grabbed my yoga mat and went up on the roof for a little good morning routine. Then Charlotte woke up so we had breakfast (yoghurt and fresh fruit) before walking the 300 meters to the cable. Since it is a brand new 6 tower clockwise cable they haven’t had time to build all the obstacles yet but they have a crazy kicker and a tabletop. Since I hadn’t ridden in so long I barely heard what the very nice thai staff talked to me about as I signed the waiver and got my wristband. Put my bindings on and jumped out on the water and after half a lap I crashed off the kicker. Took off my board and ran back to the dock with a big smile on my face and did another half lap before I crashed again. Just playing around riding doubles with charlotte getting my airtricks back and trying my ankle out was such a great first hour of the day! Then we decided to get back to their system 2.0 and learn some new tricks. Riding with her really pushes me and we started to try this trick that we both want to learn. After a couple of cartwheeled faceplants and hysterical laughs I decided to commit to it and guess what, I learned a new trick! (even though I cheated a bit and threw it in the corner of the system) this was the trick I thought I would have to spend all trip trying but sometimes things just click and it wasn’t as hard as I had imagined. Charlotte came so close to the same trick so I’m sure she will land it today and then she’ll keep pushing me to take it to the full size cable. Like yesterday when I told her I’d love to learn a backmobe and asked her if we could practice those on the 2.0.
“Nah, you just got to do it on the full size cable, man up and take a back edge”
Charlotte of the kicker
Yeah, do I need to say that she is hardcore? It’s so much fun getting pushed though since I’ve been stuck in my comfort zone for a while. After taking a lunch break and ride a bit more our arms we’re telling us to stop so we headed back to our apartment, passing by a little local marked as we went. There we showered and got ready for the night which ment a promo beach party for MILF sunnglasses (Made In La France, what did you think it stood for) After laughing a bit at the name and enjoying the free drinks while representing Anthem Wake Park along with Lior Sofer and his girlfriend Hanna, my jet lag started to hit me again. So I asked lovely Rebecca Leek who’s been taking care of us here if I could go back home and sleep. After hearing the others comments about being a party pooper and them teasing me about it.. I still went home and went to bed at 10 pm. (:
Today is a new day and I can’t wait to hit the cable! Even though my abs disagree, time for morning yoga again after finishing this post for you. Oh and guess what! I can now call myself Auntie Carro! My brother and his lovely Madeleine just had a baby boy! I woke up to photo’s of him and it made my eyes full of tears, such an amazing thing and the cutest little boy! Big congratz to you both!
On my way to Phuket to meet up with Charlotte Bryant and train at Anthem Wake Park for 2 weeks! So excited to try my new Blanc out!! Thanks again so much to my whole Aussie Family, including Double Up. Without any of you guys I wouldn’t love Oz even half as much! Let the adventures begin!
So excited to have received my invite back to Indonesia and another World Cup stop on the 3-5th of May. Since it’s pretty far to fly for only 4 days of competing I’m going to stay for a week or two and see Bali for some surfing! Now, I’ve never been there before and I’m a pretty inexperienced surfer (I love 3 foot swell 😉 ) I need your advice! Where do I go? Any good surfcamps to check out? Do you wanna come with me? I appreciate every piece of advice I can get. So excited to get to see the island now since I missed out on it last time around. Life is good!
My friend and Xtravel team rider Made Wick knows how to hit the waves
Just had the best Sunday! Started off by having breakfast with D at a café (coffee and banana bread) then went to the beach for about an hour, swimming and lying in the sun reading a magazine. Came home checked my emails and answered a few before an hour yoga practice in the back yard. It was around 30 degrees today so I stayed in the shade. This followed by a salad for lunch and then a slow jog/walk on the beach before going home, showering and picking DC up from being out coaching. We headed to my “aussie family” and had pizzas on their deck. Almost everyone was there and wow, I’m going to miss you guys so much! Great Sunday though, I love this thing about not waking up hungover.
The other day my friend, who happens to be a physio, Ella came over to have a look at my ankle. After a few stretches and a bit of massage she asked me if I’m scared of needles. “To death!” I replied but after a bit of convincing she pulled out her sterilizing kit and a bag of acupuncture needles and start to stick them in my calf. The reason is that my muscles have been so clenched up after the accident since I’ve been walking really weird to try and relieve pressure from my ankle. She left them in for about 20 minutes and we kept chatting away, even though it felt really weird with needles in my leg. It didn’t hurt but just a really weird feeling. After a few minutes I could feel some of my muscles starting to twitch and some of them just letting go and turn really relaxed. The day after my ankle was so much looser but there is still one spot which holds me back. She’s coming back today so hopefully we’ll work on that (: Thanks Ella, you’re amazing!!!
I could’t watch as she put them in so I asked D to take a photo so I could look at it once the needles were out