Free your soul…

So, I did’t make it into the Triple S, as always. But this time it really opened my eyes. From now on I will stop striving for success and fame, because it’s not gonna work out anyways. The kitesurfing industry is a really weird business full of empty promises and disappointments.

I will refocus on the things that brought me into kitesurfing on the first hand: The fun and the strive for progression. The last 2 years I started to see kitesurfing on a really competitive base, trying to somehow work my way up to the inner circle, which narrowed my perspective and completely changed my attitude towards this great sport.

Kitesurfing has always been more then a sport for me, but instead of seeing it as a “job” I will see it as a way of life from now on. Having a board under my feet, riding through the liquid element and seeing the world from above is just what keeps me coming back  for more. This freedom of mind combined with the ability to express yourself throughout your riding is definately one of the best feelings in the world.

I define myself through kitesurfing, not through the success and fame, but through the friends I make, the moments I live and the feelings I feel.

I kitesurf because I want to and not because I have to.

Free your mind and enjoy yourselves!!!

Mads

LOVE x NATURE

Video: #NeverWinter

Kitesurfing in the winter time is always a battle against the elements. A battle that I will fight till the end and that can be really fun sometimes.

The other day I was riding in Broager/Denmark and Lasse Schneppenheim filmed for a bit. Here is the result.

Happy New Year

Hi Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the time with your friends and family.

I had a great time, but the cold weather is slowly starting to suck a lot. It feels like you have 5 hours of daylight max and windy days only come hand in hand with temperatures around 3°C.

Nevertheless I am trying to get on the water as much as possible. Besides that I found the best thing ever to do in the winter: Cross Fit. With the support of CrossFit Flensburg I will be in the best shape of my life after this winter. The training is super hard and super varied. You never do the same workout twice and always train in a group of motivated and friendly people.

#CFFL Loving it!!

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Back in the real world…

So it’s been a while now since I left Brazil, the ultimate kitesurfing destination, to continue studying. The days are getting shorter and the water is getting colder, but still I am enjoying my time here so far.

I already had some really fun days on the water with my dad and my friends. It’s always good to be around people that share your passion.

I am still hoping for the predicted global warming to kick in so that we can ride at least without gloves all year long.

Here are some impressions from the last weeks

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Cloud Nine – My new Brazil video

I just finished my new video “Cloud Nine” from my trip to Barra Nova/Brazil.

I am super happy with the way it turned out and I can definately say this is my best video yet.

The german summer is quickly coming to an end, but that doen’s hold me back in any way. I am just gonna shift my focus a bit towards some projects that have never been done before. Me and my crew already planned some really cool stuff which can perfectly done in the winter time.

I will definately keep you up to date. But first enjoy this flashback to my time in paradise:

King of the lagoon

Last weekend I have been to the King of the Lagoon. This event was held for the first time in the lagoon of Büsum. The plan was to put 2 kickers and a slider in the lagoon and jam it for the whole weekend. Unfortunately the wind didn’t play on our side so we had to set up a winch.

After seting up the obstacles and the winch we started to jam the park. Unfortunately we’ve been quite a lot of participants so it took ages. All in all I had like 8 laps during the whole weekend so it was really tough to do some good tricks. But In the end I was pretty happy with my riding as I was the only one to land a mute half cab roll and a Tantrum besides some other tricks. In the end I took the first place in the kicker section and ended up second overall, which was pretty disappointing for me. But looking back at it I am quite happy with my result, regarding the fact that the first one was a wakeboarder and only had one more point.

I hope next year we will have some wind to do some proper stuff!

 

here is a little recap video I did:

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Triple S wildcard video

I just uploaded my Triple S wildcard video.

The Triple S is probably the sickest and one of the most prestigious kitesurfing competitions in the world. Since I started kitesurfing in 2008 I always dreamt about entering the Triple S some day. This year they are offering 4 wildcard spots and I really hope I can make it. Wish me luck!!

 

Here is the vid

Cape Town

So….. yes I am still alive. I was just a bit busy and didn’t really have the time for a proper update. No I am finally able to put some words here.

 

Basically everything is going of pretty good at the moment. It’s a month now I am back in Germany from my trip to Cape Town which was super good. I was there to participate in the 2015 Airush photoshoot and to test some boards. 2015 is gonna be sick, thats all I can say! Unluckily the photographer had some issues and could’t eneter SA in time so I didn’t really have the chance to work with him. Luckily Bas was already there and we could shred together and also film for a bit. Cape Town is such a sick place and this time we discovered some pretty sick new locations, where we haven’t been before.

To sum it up I can say that I expected this trip to be a bit more productive, but on the other side I was overwhelmed by the vibe and the super good conditions to shred!! I can’t wait to go back next year!

 

Shred the gnar

 

Mads

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