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StokeCity Nationals

Im all packed and ready to go.

Its time to go to Jozzie and hit the the cable, StokeCity.

Travel essentials
Instagram post: ‘the key essentials to my travels and of course my wakeboard

We decided to go up a few days before the comp so that we had enough time to get used to the cable before the comp and we also decided to drive up to Jozzie so that we had a car, it was probably the worst decision. It took AGES, well actually about 16Hours but if felt like the longest day ever.

 

When we finally got there we stayed with the family probably about 40 minutes away from the cable.

When I got there for the first time it was quite challenging because the cable is so much lower than the cable I ride at home , down in Cape Town. Quite a few of us, mostly the riders from Cape Town struggling with our air trick because of the low cable. Despite the low cable the obstacle there are sick! The kickers are the most insane definitely better that at Home. The weather was bad especially the Thursday it was raining and very cold but the bad conditions were nothing near to what we get. There was no one at the cable only the Hard core Cape Towners.

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Luckily the weather changed around and we had great sun for the days of the comp. We were only a few ladies as usual, but this time it was different this time all the ladies could do air tricks and that definitely made us all step up our games. It was definitely a tough comp I was nervous.

The end result was with Melissa Colborne in First place, Myself in Second, and Mardi Geldenhuys in Third

Im so stoked with coming 2nd in Nationals! It was epic Podium.jpg Im also super amped about meeting Nick Davies and Raph Derome, two international riders. NIck davies also rides for Mystic Nick.jpg

Thanks guys for making this weekend one of the best and definitely one to remember, congrats for everyone that took partCrew.jpg

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Mystic

A few weeks ago I sent in my CV to Mystic South Africa located in Cape Town, not to long after that I got an email back to me saying that they accepted my CV and I am so stoked to announce  that I am now officially a Mystic SA Team rider thank you so much Amanda and Bruce!Mystic SA.jpg

They sent me all the gear I needed like my helmet,  my impact vest and my wetsuit  including some sick clothing too

Thanks so much again Mystic SA so stoked to be on your team with the coolest peeps I know

Mystic Shaka.jpgIm all set and ready for nationals coming up soon at StokeCity WakePark , Midrand up in Jozzie

So excited to see everybody again. Its going to be epic!

Dirty habits

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Featuring my sweet acid line tee
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photo creds: Kim Nel

 

 

It was a good dirty habits sesh again today 🙂

 

Its always a good day at dirty habits, the vibe, the people, the friends, the riding ,the half-pipe. I could do it everyday, I never regret going. This time though was especially fun, finally being about to pull of raleys and kicker backrolls.

Spending the whole day just chilling with the coolest people alive and not having a care in the world.

My raley

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photo credits: Kim Nel

 

I FINALLY landed the one trick that I’ve always wanted to land, after many fails and bails I actually flicked and landed it.

Now im waiting patiently for the competitions to come up and shred harder than before. This is where it all starts, flat water tricks, my next trick to atempt is a backroll.

I’m so stoked

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photo credits: Kim Nel

My new Humanoid wakeboard is definately doing me good

 

Blue Rock

Just another sesh…

Today I just didn’t care what happened I tried a new trick not caring if I would get hurt or not I couldn’t deal with doing the same trick over and over again..

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Photo creds: Kim Nel

At first I had no idea what trick to do, until I remembered one seeing one of my friends doing it and remembering how totally rad it looked and decided to try it out myself, a frontroll off the kicker. I got it the third time I tried and I was super stoked! Even though the first few times I faceplanted were pretty sore I was determined to do a new trick..

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After winning a comp I entered Acid line sent me a whole lot of stockers and rad T-shirt with my name printed on the back

My wakeboarding adventure

I started wakeboarding in September 2014. I started going to my local cable and quickly became addicted. My awesome parents quickly upgraded me to a rad Liquid Force Melissa board.I was lucky enough to start coaching with Tommy Swaan.

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Photo by Bianca Asher

He taught me how to of a tantrum off the kicker and really help my riding confidence. I was so stoked to do my first contest in Johannesburg at Stoke City Wake. I came 4th. It was really awesome competing with the best wakeboarding girls in the country.

Wakeboarding competition at Stoke City
Photo by Bianca Asher

I’m looking forward to sharing my wakeboarding progress.