Kayakrtoon

October 30, 2011

A soft weekend at Valö in Göteborg Archipelago. Good friends, wine, food, some paddling, relaxing and just having a good time! And obviously too much time…

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Testing a drysuit

October 29, 2011

Trent, Patric and I paddled to Valö today. It was quite hard because we had both the wind and the current against us! I have started to test a drysuit from Ursuit. It feels really good to have a drysuit when it is getting colder in the water.

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Trent is heading home and it is getting dark.

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Ursuit makes drysuits for paddling and sailing

Kayak Photos

October 26, 2011

Some of the kayak photos I’ve taken from this year. There are more to come from different kayak destinations.

Maria in Lofoten

A bride in a kayak! :)

Nice speed when kayaking

Gordon Brown is giving instructions

Arrow kayaks in Vesterålen

Gabbi is taking a swim with the Qanik

Janne Bengtsson is paddling fast

Jens Webster outside Varbergs fortress in a surfski from Fenn

Jonas is paddling Clapotis

Patrick in Lofoten

Maria is paddling in Gothenburg Archipelago

City paddling in Göteborg

Patric in a Griffin

Cool kayak video trailer

October 24, 2011

The swedish company Active Outdoor Media are producing a film about kayaking that seems promising. They have just released a teasing trailer.

Turbulens – It’s just a teaser from ActiveOutdoor on Vimeo.

Searching for waves

October 9, 2011

Last week has been really long because I have been longing to paddle my new surfski. The forecast was really good for surfski paddling today with winds from north about 10 m/s (37 km/h or 20 knots). Trent Victor and I decided to paddle downwind  from Göteborg. My friend Maria was really nice and agreed to pick us up about 20 km south of Göteborg. When we arrived at the harbour the were hardly any wind at all. We changed our plans and went searching for waves from the bigger boats in the archipelago instead.

Trent Victor in the harbour after the paddle trip. I forgot to bring the camera today. This is taken with my iPhone.

We got some really nice runs from the waves produced of a couple of boats. My top speed was 19,4 km/h (12.1 miles/h).  New record to me! :) It is getting colder in the water. The temperatures is still ok but pretty soon the wet suit I’m using will be to thin. Trent is using a dry suit from Ursuit that looks really nice for surfski paddling. I have ordered a different drysuit from Ursuit that I think is more suitable both for seakayaking and surfski paddling.

Links

Ursuit drysuits

A new kayak, a surfski

October 2, 2011

I have bought a new kayak, a surfski. After testing a number of surfskis recently, it’s a process in choosing a surfski, I decided for a surfski from Fenn Kayaks, the Mako XT. I really like the mix of stability, the speed and the sit comfort in the Mako XT. Surfsking is a new way of kayaking for me. I’m turning 39 next year and this is a part to prepare myself before my mid-life crisis start. Some people buy a fancy car or a HD. I bought a surfski! :)

My new Fenn Mako XT (Photo: Jens Webster)

Jens Webster in his Fenn Elite SL. I bought my Fenn Mako XT from Fenn.no. Jens is the Swedish distributor to Fenn.no. Thanks for all the help and support! :)

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