Euro trip Spain – france (blog update)

Summer is here and I have been busy doing events, traveling and surfing. I am going to keep this short but there is a lot to blog about.

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I was in Dublin for the Third annual Dublin Bay Sup Classic as part of the Pure Magic Battle for the Bay. The forecast was mixed but I enjoyed competing at home for a change. The event was world class with lots of international attention and a good beach vibe for the entire weekend. I got 1st in both events which I was pretty stoked with.

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After Dublin it was straight on a plane to Bilbao, Spain in the beautiful Basque Country.The Bilbao event is amazing with friendly people, good organisation and a good vibe from the side of the River. I had a disappointing event in terms of performance and couldn’t find that sixth gear that I can normally depend on when racing. Plus it was 30 + during the day witch made it feel like a oven.

After Bilbao it was road trip time from Bilbao to Oleron,France. There was a bunch of guys making the same trip and it made for a epic week of surfing in pretty small waves. Everyone was enjoying the European Summer and the beach breaks of the south of France.

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The island of Oleron was the location for the next stop of the European tour. Forecast was for a epic downwinder which actually materialised and made for a fun race. Again a disappointing result for myself made a few stupid mistakes. The sprint races were super fun and decided to go all out on them and ended up with a 10th place finish in the sprints. Overall a 13 th place finish.

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Credit to Big Smoke for second picture