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245bd202e4d5fa3ad85b82362da6b139Sorry, it is a little while ago since I wrote my last blog. I really needed some time to get used to the lifestyle and weather back home again. But I am getting there and that means as well that I am really stoked to work at some new plans, so keep in touch with my website for more news that is coming up!

I just had some bad luck with the weather last week so i didn’t rode at all, but finally the weather is changing and I can hit the water soon! I am so happy with my personal trainer, so I am sure that I can come trough the days that I can’t ride and stay fit. It was also fun to be back in the gym on the friday nights for a bit. It’s always so much fun to see what you still can do. http://magis.to/IXowRgUFAAQ7IC4HDmEwCXx8

I also started with packing my bags to head to Dublin for the Docklands Summer Festival. I am still so stoked that they invited me and I am really looking forward to see and ride with my international friends. I think its gonna be great! Hopefully there is some wi-fi there so I can keep up posting.

MaasAfter traveling for 3 months I finally arrived home. My traveling was definitely a big experience for me and really something that I had to do. I learnt so much about myself and I meet so many other people with the same passions for sports or doing the things that they love to do! I am already looking forward to make some new plans for next winter to keep on going with riding and of course sharing my passion for wakeboarding.

My first day back home was awesome! My lovely family that came all to pick me up from the airport was a big surprise for me. It was so good to see them all again. I came in straight to Kingsday so everything in the Netherlands was going crazy. I took it eazy and brought a visit at our boat. The boat is looking sick and it was so good to have ride behind or own boat, but damn what is the water cold! I am really not used to this conditions anymore :)

A few days ago I got a invitation to ride some demo’s for a festival in Dublin (Ireland) I am so stoked that I got this invitation because I am one of the 6 riders that they have invited for this event. The event will take place 17-18 May and named the Docklands Summer Festival. I am really looking forward to the summer. I think it’s going to be epic!

fotoAfter a long flight and a few more really good days in Cape Town I arrived in Portugal. This time it was a bit harder to leave, I was so not ready for it. Hopefully I can make some plans to go back next year. The last few days I did some Gymnastic coaching at Giants Gymnastics and I really liked it to work with the girls. An other cool thing that I did was watching the sunrise on the top of Lions Head. It was an early wake up but definitely worth it.

The last part of my trip is Portugal I am staying at Wake Villa, the place is sick! And It is also fun to catch up again with my friend Jerome Tan from Switserland. It feels so good to be back on the water and do some more riding. The boat is not really big but still good enough with plenty of weight in it, that makes a good wake. I already did 3 sets since I arrived yesterday, so I am ready to work on my competition pass and of course to try and learn some new tricks!

10014667_682877295109500_1325836772510174416_nFor the title of this blog I got some inspiration by watching the Lego movie. It has been a little while since I wrote my last blog. I was planning to write one earlier but I was so buzzy but of course I can share a lot with you now!

Cape Town is really cool, you can do so much stuff overhere. After I had my competition what I really enjoyed I tried a lot of other things that you can do around Cape Town. First of all I went for a Hike up to Lions Head. The hike was great and my favorite part was definitely the last few meters with a nice climb up to the top. A other cool thing that I did was to learn kiteboarding and after a few lessons I was able to stood up and going up and down for a bit. I could say it’s really fun to do, I exually can’t wait to improve myself more so I can start to make some jumps. But I am far from that at the moment but I think it’s a nice goal to work to in about 1 or 2 years. Last weekend we went also for a little road trip up to Struisbaai with the Endless Summer Beach House crew. It was a bit of a drive but it was really cool to see that area as well. We could kite there on flat waterspots and that was really good for me. I also brought a visit at Giants Gymnastics it was happy that I did that and hopefully I can plan to go there one more time this week to help the girls a bit. Yesterday I went to Table Mountain the hike up and down was great but the view on the top was even better. It was awesome! Last but not least I went for some more surfing and running. I am so not ready with this country so hopefully I can make a plan to get back next year!

Now I am just counting the day until I am heading to Portugal for the last part of my trip. I am looking forward to ride again and see my friend Jerome Tan from Switserland. I will keep you up to date but I am sure that it is going to be a fun and great way to end my trip!

IMG_2150My time in Bali was great. I met some really nice girls where I spent a lot of time with. I also took my surfing skills to the next level and I felt so good to surf some waves that are a little bit bigger. It was hard to leave because we had such a nice crew and the people around where al so nice.

After a really long travel I finally arrived in South Africa. (Yeah, it took me 2 days to get there and had a long layover at Hong Kong) I was happy that a friend of my brother could pick me up from the airport in Cape Town so I didn’t had to worry about that. I spent my first days at the Endless Summer Beach House in Tabel View. It is a cool place straight on the Ocean, with a view on the Table Mountain and Lionshead. I didn’t do much, I just went for some runs in this area, damn that is so much easier when you have a view like that!

IMG_1758Friday I left to the South African Nationals wake boarding boat. The place and lake where so nice and the water conditions good. I was happy that there was a practice on friday so I could get know the wake. The wake of the Malibu MXZ was pretty good. Saturday I had the qualifications and they went okay. I did my run with 3 inverts and some grabs, so I knew I could do better. We rode the finals next day and they went much better! :) I did all my inverts, tantrum, scarecrow, front roll, bankroll and I finally did a nice tail grab in a comp whoohooo. It was just a shame that I felt with my hs bs 360 and wirily bird. I was happy with my run and became first.

After the competition I got stucked there for a few days and that was to sad (not) ;-) I had an awesome time with Dylan, Deidre and Steward and it was so much fun. We did some GoPro shooting and we saw some really cool field fires.

1173888_10152115652378001_1342612294_nMy last 2 week went so fast and I really enjoyed spending some time with Sasha Christian an Carro Djupsjö. Singapore is definitely a place that you have to visit at least once in your life. The city is so small so it has a lot opportunities, so that means you can do a lot in a few days.  I did a lot of wake boarding as well and it felt so good to spent some more time on the water for wakeboarding and specially when you can ride with some bad ass girls! :) It was so good to see and have the feeling that we were killing it!

I also did some sight seeing in Singapore, I went into town, Little India and China Town. The building are really crazy and I never saw so many shopping malls at such a small area. I still can’t believe how all the stores in there can survive.

We also went for some other activities beside wakeboarding. The Wave House for fly boarding and Amped a trampoline place were my favorite by far. It was also fun to see the Zoo in Singapore as well and the best part there was feeding the Giraffes. Holy crap what is there tongue tall! Thank you Saha and your family to make this trip possible!1526096_10152113942053001_118763213_n

Today was my first day in Bali and it is so impressive since the first minute I got there. The traffic is insane I never have seen so manny crazy people together on the road. I started my day with a visit at the tample after that the Monkey Forest and I walked in some amazing rice fields. So I am happy that I already did some of these things so I can spent the rest of the time on the water for some more surfing and doing yoga. I am really excited about that and I can’t wait for it!

 

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Keep in touch I will be back with a new blog soon!

IMG_1321I have been away now for 6 weeks. The first 6 weeks did I spend in Australia, It was awesome and the time went so fast!

The first week that I got there I had the photo shoots for DUP Wakeboards it was a big experience and everything was really new for me. So I am really thankful to all the DUP people who let me a part of it. I also liked that I saw the most of the team riders, it was great to meet and ride whit them!

After a week of shooting , the weather wasn’t on our side and maybe you shouldn’t believe me but we had a lot of rain that week. We where celebrating Australian day. We went with a few other DUP team riders like Scotty Broome, Antonie van der Wekken, Jonthy Green on a boat at Port Hacking River. There were a lot of other people as well and had a good day with music and drinks. I also met Amber Wing and Dean Smith during that day. Then Amber told me that I had to stay at her house so we could do some boat riding.

JHC5223So after Australian day I spent a few days with Amber I think it was the best part of my trip for so far! We did some early morning sets at 6 o’clock and that was so sweet, you could see the sun rising and it gives you a good feeling to wake up for the things that you love to do in a really nice area. She took me also to some yoga classes and I liked it. So I am gonna try to do something like that when I am back home for sure.

IMG_1300Then I spent 2 days in Sydney. That was more than enough for me but it was awesome and fun to be there. I saw the Opra House and the Harbor Brige. I also went to Manly and Bondi Beach, the city was pretty cool as well. I saw some street artists and it was cool to see them preform. The last thing that I did was Toronga Zoo, it was so nice to see the Giraffe in front of the Sydney skyline!

After that I went to Penrith Cables Park and spent there a few more days. I finally get a little bit more used to the cable but I am still so scared about hitting the obstacles. So I really have to practice it a lot more but I like to do it as well so I think I will be allright :)

IMG_1275That weekend I took the train to get to a competition. It was my first competition after a while and I did okay. The comp was really similar as back home it just went a lot faster, and that is something that I really like. They were doing the hole competition by each category, so that means I did ride the qualifications and straight after all the girls had ride them we rode the finals. My qualification run went pretty good. I did all my 4 inverts, tantrum, scarcrow, front roll and backroll and a heel side tail grab. I was so surprised about the wake because it was so good and massive! The finals went not that good, but I still became 3th so that was pretty good!

IMG_1352The next week did I spent at Black Diamond Wakeboarding School. It’s an awesome place with a really good coach Scotty Kell. I learnt a hs fs 360 and I almost landed a switch hs fs 360 as well. I had an awesome time over there with a lot of wakeboarding. I am glad that I did it and it was great to train behind the G23 as well!

After that week a took a little rest and I was happy that I could stay at Dominique (Ambers sister) house and had some relaxing days at Cronulla. I bought a skateboard to cruise with so I did some good cruises and workouts in the mornings.

IMG_1438The next days I went for a surf trip and i finally learnt to surf, I like it but it is without a doubt not as good as wakeboarding! In the end of my trip I could catch some green waves so I didn’t do to bad. I went with MOJO Surfschools, I think it was really good to go with them specially when you can’t surf. The teaching was good.

I had just 6 more days and I decided to go to Byron Bay. It’s a cool place and I enjoyed it for a few days. I think 6 days there was just a little bit to long for me, I was getting missing my friends and family and also to ride on my wakeboard. The last day I went for a mountainbike tour and that was pretty good. It was a complete different area and it was nice to see the Rain Forest during an activity. We did a tour from about 3 hours with a lot of climbing and downhill riding so it was really good. I was happy that I did that it was a lot of fun and a good workout as well. I like to be tiered in the end of the day. So you can eat, shower and go to bed.

Now I am at the airport waiting for my flight to Singapore. I can’t wait to be there and spent some time with my friend Carro and Sasha and of course finally some more wakeboarding!

I will keep you up to date. See you soon!

 

I am so stoked that I booked my flight to Sydney this week. I am leaving 19 january and i can’t wait to go there. From now I will count the day’s before I leave. I don’t made my plans already but the only thing I can tell you that I am going for the DUP photo shoots! I am so glad that I can join the DUP team for that. I think it gonna be awesome! For so far I don’t know where I will go after that. Hopefully I can catch up whit my Swedish friend Carro somewhere and have soms shred time together. And I deffently will pass a cable in Thailand and do some sightseing on my way back. I will keep you up to date about my plans, it’s gonna be an awesome winter!

189801_188352901205991_2942936_nToday I visit Koen at his shop Optiek van Hout in my hometown Uden. They came with the great news that they will sponsor my with Zeal 

Optic sunnys. I am really stoked about that and I choose some really nice designs. I am sure that I will use thesunny a lot during my wakeboard trip this winter. Thanks to Koen and Zeal Optics for believing in me!

www.vanhoutopticien.nl
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Yelogojaagersah finally it’s there, a completly brand new website so I can keep you guys up to date where ever I am during my wakeboard carier. The webdesinger did a great job and I love my new layout. This is making me smile during my blogging. Hopefully it’s a good motivate for me as well for making more blogs and keep you guys up to date. Thank you so much Marketing and Webdevelopment Jaagers! For sure it’s a big step forwart for me.
I can’t wait to be back on the water and share my passion with you guys!