Saturday, September 27, 2008

Chill surf weeks at the west cape

Green and glossy has been on the menu at Stadlandet.

It is back to reality; sity slickin, 9 to fives and rushtrafikk i kø med fattigfolka. Have enjoyed a couple of chill weeks in H-bay surfin, fishing, drinkin Norrlands Gold in the new greppvänliga cans and eatin Marias excellent food with Seamen, Harrolds, Spådama Anne and Max Hygge.

For the last two weeks there has been constant swell and lots of good surf all along the Norwegian coast. At Stad it's been everything from Big and clean to small and messy, but we've had fun surf almost every day. We´ve had lots of good weather and the water temperature still about 15 degrees celsius, cooking me in my psycho 6/4.

Max Hygge and me with full on Hyggecamo.

Harrolds stylin on a sloppy E-bay wave.

Sneakin another left in front of Harrolds nose.

Christian doin ollies with the Kayak in Hoddebay

Chris with his signature trick, the unstickable floater

Seamen getting closed out in E-bay.

Max Hygge on the beach while mac daddy is surfin.

After surf activities did not include so much shaping this time, but providing food on the table, or at least for the fully automatic kjøkkenbenk. After an afternoon session we cruised out in Jarrold's boat, MS Lapoint Stad I, and towed in enough makrell for a big family dinner, some well appreciated leftovers and a couple of filet gifts to kjøpmannen Otto to put in his freezer.

Capt Harrolds headin home to Maria with the evening catch.

Catching dinner in the sunset outside one of the most beutiful places on earth.

Max and Harrolds laddar kylen med guld and waiting for dinner to be ready.

Good Night Hoddevik, see you soon we hope.

Citysurf is up for a while now, but there will definitely be more waves at before winter comes around.


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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ribsurf at the west cape

Cruised out west to Stad and Hyggevika again to get some surf. The forecast was great and we got what we were primised when the X-trail finally rolled into H-bay. Started off with a couple of nice clean days before the big storm rolled in and started to whip up the ocean for real. When Jarrolds called up and said he had a couple fat and fast RIB’s ready to take us out in search of some new waves working in this massive swell.

We loaded up the boats with people, boards and a cam to document the mission, before pushing the pedal to the rubber and heading out. After a ride that would have been worth the whole trip alone, we found a massive ugly wave that came straight out of the ocean like an angry fist. Unfortunately it died out just as fast as it rose up, but Jarrolds and Harrold Barreld got in anyway, just to prove it was surfable. After some paddeling around in the mess both of them hit the spot and got the shortest ride of the season, but maybe the most angry takeoff with a not unsignificant drop.

The O'neil search hits the oceans of the west cape.

There it is, a fist full of water.

Paddeling the grand ocean

Harrold Barrel proves the wave is surfable, at least for a couple of seconds

Time to teg out of dodge...

Really time to get out of dodge...

Simen got the proof we needed caught on cam and we saddled up about a million hoarses again and got another epic ride back. Fast. Mission accomplished, though maybe not with the best possible results. We are ready for another RIB adventure soon, hopefully resulting in a different and better wave beeing discovered.


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Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Getting some DH action in Hyggedal.

It was the last weekend of the summer season with running lifts in Hyggedal so we cruised up to go DH riding with Steffen and the others in their home made bike park. Also hooked up with Steffen, Fred Hundreogsyversen, David, Runar and many more.

Saturday, while everybody else were dressed in Bergans-tights trying to see who was best at reading the map and rapelling, we had everything to ourselves with no liftlines and no crowds. If this had been a powder day it would have been a good one... Theese are the shots:

David goin high on the Dragon wallride.

Full crew loading up on the 8-seater.

Steffen leading the way through the big wooden curve.

David on an off piste natural wallride.

The X-trail gettin some hygge too.

Runar gettin some air with rømmegrøt i magen.

I'm hoping to land the next air in Hemsemdal on snow.


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