Costa Brava Trip 2014

This year we decided to drive all the way down to Costa Brava, where the first PWA Worldcup of the season took place. The first two events on the calendar, the event in El Yaque and South Korea, got cancelled. Costa Brava was event number one in 2014. The wind was quite nice this year. I had a few good warm up days as we arrived 3 days prior to the event. It was great to windsurf with the top guys.

The spot itself i s a fun place. We had our camper parked next to the beach on the Camping Ballena Allegre. You don’t miss any wind there as you can have all the gear prepared in the shade.

The event started  in light conditions, but too much for my 9.0m I was on. The onshore breeze just picked up before my heat and  I lost ground during the race. In the following days the Tramontane made it over the Pyranees and I was on my smallest iSonic 87 with Reflex 5 7,0. Once I made it to the quarter finals and once I almost made it, but Josh Angulo kept me off. In the last elimination of the event I made an over early, together with Antoine A. and Taty. That has cost me a few places in the end. But was not unhappy with my performance in the end. I finished the event in 49th, but felt good speed in some races.

We stayed a few more on the wonderful camp and then drove back, all the way through France, spent a night at the French Italian border. We left the highway in the middle of the night at Menton and then spotted a camp at Latte. On the following day we drove all the way from Ventimiglia to Geneva next to the Mediterranean Sea. We drove through many beautiful villages and towns like Imperia, Alassio, Albenga, Finale Ligure, Savona or Varazze. It was a definitely experience to see this beautiful coastline, where the water colors are deep blue to turquise and the green hills of the back country make it quite close to the sea.

At the village of Noli the wind picked up and we thought to make it on the water for a short moment. But it was just a short gust and the wind died after a few minutes again.

On the following day, we already spent a night on a camping near Venice in Mira, we drove to Venice town and had a great day there. We should have done that trip to Venice much earlier…


photocrati gallery