This has been one of the best years of my life. I came back from Mexico with my first real injury ever a broken rib so I got to spent 1 month and a half healing myself and getting to spent an amazing time with my family! First paddling I got to do was in the west of Spain, Galicia and Portugal two true creeking paradises on the right time of the season!
panadeiro slide in caldes de reis photo by: katya kulkova
dropping in to the second drop in castro laboreiro
sweet rapid in the castro
We spent our spring in Sort paddling in the hole in the mornings and hitting the creeks next to our area in the afternoons what a great place to be!
competing in the spanish cup in sort and getting second place
photo by:gorka martinez
the border cross in Pau!
On april 30 we left together with my brother Gerd to compete in the whitewater grand prix, the sickest event ever done in kayak. 25 of the best kayakers around the world where selected to compete/travel and kayak together for 2 weeks. Amazing time!
rush and myself fighting on the border cross!
giant slalom race! photo by: marcos gallegos
cobra going big in the freestyle competitionon another sick wave in Quebec. photo by: tyler fox
last rapid of the giant slalom
the crew of the WWGP! thanks all!
I spent the next 5 months after the grand prix living next to the Ottawa river, getting my freestlye skills up and enjoying a super simple life.
having fun in garburator, it gets so hot in the summers that skin to wind is the way to go!
our campspot, teaching little princess how to cook! photo by: tino specht
big water in mistassibi! photo by:tino specht
Together with Rafa Ortiz we won the drop of the year in the rider of the year awards. Check out the video for some epic kayak images!
aniol serrasolses running the 2nd biggest drop ever done succesfully!
Next country was Mexico one of my favourite places on earth we spent two great months creeking in Veracruz and recording for the next Unknown episode with Tino specht check out the teaser! Final movie coming up soon!
freefalling in tomata I
sick line in tomata I photo: lachie carracher
san pedro falls photo: mathias fossum
dropping in to meat-locker
After Mexico I ended up in Chile where we had a great low water season.... anyway we are doing our best to keep charging and running good stuff.
running the 80 footer salto palguin photo by: mathias fossum
throwing a back pan-am off a 50 footer on the rio fuy
photo by: mathias fossum
Can't wait for more in this 2012 season! I am still in Chile and it seems that I am gonna be here for a while I spent all my last money getting here so now I have to work enough to pay a ticket back home. Not complaining it's great to be here :)