I’ve sure been busy these past few weeks, the last big event I did was the Blowsion Surf Slam up in Pacific City Oregon. Driving up there on tuesday before the competition I had some time to ride the surf and get aquainted. The Oregon surf is incredibly powerful and nasty. Last year as most of you know, my competition at surf slam was cut short by a failed backflip resulting in the loss of my new super jet and a rescue tow hook through my hand. This year my goal was to push hard with my surf riding and use what I have learned to ride safe but still impress the judges. I feel like I accomplished all of that this year. Unfortunately I only secured 5th place in the Amateur Freeride contest. With a huge Madonna flip, which I just learned the week before, I was able to place 3rd in the Big Air competition. All of my equipment ran amazing which is always a good weekend when you have no issues.
I felt good despite the cold weather and scary surf. The surf was between 6 and 15 foot all weekend, and so heavy. My super jet was brought to a private Blowsion photo shoot with two of Blowsion models and could be seen in calendars, parts catalogs, advertisement, ect. So there is lots to take away and be excited about of how the contest worked out this year and I have some new cool photos for a new poster. After surf slam I drove back down to central california here to TC Freeride headquarters and for the past week have been hitting the gym in the mornings and riding at a cool practice pond in the afternoons on my Rickter XFS.
I am totally focused on the upcoming World Finals in Lake Havasu City AZ Oct. 5th. I am practicing flat water freestyle, testing and tuning with my ski and preparing the best I can do put on a good show and see what is possible with just a few months experience in flat water with my Dasa racing powered Rickter XFS. Thank you for everyone who keeps believing in me. I am certainly putting the work in down here. Hope to see as many of you as I can in Havasu and everyone else on my trip back to Alaska towards the end of October.
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