A selection of photos from Club Ventos Icaraizinho Brazil, shot in the last half of July by Lawrence Stewart and Jakub Kalinowski.
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Slide Show from Brazil Aug 1st 201208.04.2012
A little bit of riding on my first day after arriving at Club Ventos Icaraizinho, and before I sprained my ankle. Enjoy a few crash while looping! I’ve just gotten back to riding so watch for some more videos soon.
Watch for the next video soon, as I’m back riding after my ankle.
Club Ventos Ride July 24th ft. Wolfgang07.25.2012
The Club Ventos Icaraizhino Ride of the Day for July 24th 2012, featuring Wolfgang, from South Africa, born in Germany. He is currently on vacation here for about 1 month, and runs Cape Oasis in Cape Town, South Africa. The video was shot on July 24th, by Lawrence Stewart.
I’ve been in Brazil for just over a week now, but some how only scored 4 days of windsurfing. It wasn’t because of the conditions, they’ve been awesome, but on the fourth day I sprained my ankle on a willy skipper. But enjoy some of the pictures I’ve snapped more to come and a short video of the few sessions I scored and recorded coming soon.
Video: Just Cruisin’ – Session June 28th07.09.2012
On June 28th, we finally scored a long awaited session in Manitoba. It had been weeks without wind and a big southern push brought hot temperatures and winds gusting from 17 to 34 knots. Towards the end of the day I shot this video with my GoPro before the card was full, and I didn’t capture all the action I wanted. I decided to put it together in a quick edit anyways and share it with you, because it was my last session in Manitoba before heading to Brazil for 6 months of windsurfing and instruction in Icaraizinho
Hopefully I’ll be posting a video from Brazil every 2 or 3 weeks. I head down on July 12th so the first video should be shortly after that. I plan to post some sessions as I work on progressing my skills, some instructional videos, and some highlights from guests and pros as they come through. It should be sweet, so check back often.
Willow Island July 28th Photo Gallery07.04.2012
It had been quite awhile since there was wind in Manitoba. But finally a big south push came through bringing winds from 20 gusting to 30+ knots. While I was overpowered most of the time, I was at points way over powered. I took the break to snap a few pics. Continuing reading for the whole gallery. Sorry I never got around to editing any of them, they are just as I shot them.
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Skunked on Good Friday04.11.2012
On April 6th, 2012, I headed out to Grand Beach Lagoon, one of the only open bodies of water around me. The forecast was calling for around 20 knots. Now normally I’m on the water in Manitoba around the start of May, so this was more than 1 month early, but we have been having unusually warm for the season.
So I headed out with decent expectations, maybe blast around, throw a few duck jibes and speed loops. I got there around 11:00 Am, no one was there yet, not expecting a huge turn out. Waited a little bit and rigged my gear slowly, as the wind started to build and drop. I called a buddy to see if he was on his way, he was figuring out a foot strap on his board still in the city.
Eventually I headed on the water, the wind was still very up and down, and the water cold! It wasn’t enough to plane on my 5.8 and Freestyle board, so I headed back to shore. I waited on shore as the wind would pick up and than drop off. Finally I decided to go in a gust, it was not quite enough, and pumped to get planning a few times back and forth, a few people had shown up now for sure thinking what is this guy doing he must be freezing!! (PS any wet suit manufactures reading this, hit me up!! I need a new suit or 2!). After 30 minutes headed back into shore to call it a day, there simply wasn’t enough wind.
I`m looking forward to the next session!! But looks like it`s going to have to wait as temps have gone back to cold, minus -15 C last night.
Man there has been so much amazing news and videos in the windsurfing community lately! I wanted to be able to share this with everyone so I created a new website called windsurfpress.com. Currently I`ve been posting all the videos and news myself it`s alot!! The goal in the future is to open the site up to make it a social community so anyone can share, pictures, videos and news about windsurfing! It`ll be Gnarly!!
In the mean time head over to WindsurfPress.com and check out all the awesome videos and pics I`ve been posting.
Also if any companies are looking for some good advertising, hit me up for whicked rates on my new site, or here!
Lake Winnipeg still frozen04.01.2012
Its been awhile since I’ve been on the water, actually since the day I left Brazil, which is close to 2 months. I’m getting anxious, and really craving some time on the water to work on some moves! I was up at my lake the yesterday, and it’s still very frozen, although ahead of schedule due to the mild winter and warm spring. Hopefully it will be just a few more weeks!!
Jealous of everyone one who’s out ripping somewhere right now!!
It looks and sounds sweet, can’t wait to take one for a rip!! The idea of have a 3 sail quizer and the power right in front sounds perfect!