The spring started in Austria and I enjoyed windsurfing at the fullest. Had plenty of good sessions, many together with Kerstin. I discovered my love for fun freestyle windsurfing. Blasting around , jumping in the air or landing a simple freestyle trick. It’s exactly the fun why I got hooked to the sport more than 20 years ago. 10 years of racing on the world tour was a big adventure, but the real windsurfing is the free riding part for me. Having pure sessions in the nature without any hardcore technologies on board. Landing new tricks, exploring new spots, creating great shots& videos, getting new people on board and meeting new friends all around the world. That’s a big mission for many more years. And it’s a good feeling. The feeling of freedom!
I didn’t really believe that such a huge magazine would really publish one of our windsurfing travel stories. But they did! Our trip to Malaysia’s east coast got published in the Malaysian Airlines inflight magazine in the December 2015 issue. The mag is called Going Places.
And imagine, 36.000 affluent passengers are flying daily with Malaysia Airlines and many of the passengers will flip through. The magazine Going Places has a circulation of 800.000 magazines and a readership of 1.500.000 readers. Not bad!
Travelling along Malaysia’s east coast was very cool. The area from Kuantan to Terrenganu is influenced by many different cultures and religions. To sum up things in a sentence: It’s great to see all these different groups of people living together peacefully and in harmony and we definitely felt welcome during our stay, as well.
What wasn’t great was, that we did not bring wave gear. But next time.
Thanks to Kerstin Reiger for the great shots, thanks to George Warren supporting us in Kuantan with his local knowledge and the white Pajero and thanks to the sponsors Starboard, Severne, Camaro and Aeron, who supported us travelling to Malaysia. And thanks to Mrs. Goh, who really edited everything nicely and put a lot of effort into the story.
- Click in the online version of Going Places December 2015
- Check out Kerstin Reiger’s photography website
©Going Places 2015, Kerstin Reiger photography
Spending a few weeks on the desert island Fuerteventura during summer can be great. That’s exactly what happened this summer. Once arrived this certain feeling of serenity starts to circulate through your veins. Nothing can get you out of balance. It’s not about missing any wind. There is plenty. And it’s never cold. But if you are looking for a cooling down, just go for a surfing session or hike up in the dry hills, where the wind gets accelerated over the rocky slopes. It was almost the 20th time spending time on the island, where heavy sandstorms can push over from the Sahara. Exactly such a Calima changed the weather for about 10 days completely. The trades turned off, the sky was covered by heavy grey clouds and the sun had a hard time to break through. Warm water arrived at the south eastern bays and big swarms of Tuna fish swam into the fishing nets. I still remember quite well how tasty the fresh Tuna was, when sitting outside on the wooden bench of the veranda having the Atlantic ocean in our view. And how relaxed it felt to share that moments with great friends.
“Time passes by too fast, unstoppable. Many beautiful moments in between. The life shows you day by day, why it’s the biggest gift…”