Woooho, just realised that it’s already been a couple of months since I updated my site. Now I’m sincerely sorry to have let those of you down during that time, who enjoyed reading my little beach bum life adventures – there just wasn’t much kiteboarding-related happening.
What happened is that I finally decided to aim for new goals after travelling the world for 4 years as a profesional kiteboarder. The life of a (professional) beach bum can be fun, I was as free as a bird always surfing exotic locations such as Brazil, Venezuela or Mauritius and getting payed for it – but it’s also a lot of time away from family and friends, training for competitions get’s very monotonous (especially now that the evolution has slowed down a lot in kiteboarding) and it’s not something you can do for a long time.
So last summer along with Kim Albrecht I applied for this epic university in my favorite city Cape Town, the AAA school of Advertising. They accepted Kim for the Creative Course and me for the Integrated Marketing Communications course and so we took the plane from Hamburg and Malaga respectively and met here in early January to look for an apartment, etc. We found a very nice one with ocean views and very close to the next surf brake.
Uni is fun, it’s a very creative environment and the people are all very chill. It really is something different to settle down somewhere for a longer period and get to meet people to whom you don’t have to say goodbye after 2 weeks. I enjoy my time here even more now than I did in the past few years when I came here just for training.
Kim kites every day while I have to stick to surfing and wakeboarding for the moment as I don’t have gear currently.
Once I get some gear together I will start shooting footage again and will hopefully be able to present it to you on this site in the upcoming weeks.