«A Windsurfer´s Dream»
Thanks to Tom Deburchgrave for the filming and editing. It was great doing this together in Cape Town during a few sessions on the water.
The video is about my journey from a life playing handball, studying and living in Norway, to become a professional windsurfer traveling the world searching for wind!
As this video on online now, I really want to thank a few special people who made this life possible, and some how guided me to really follow my heart to live a different life! It started with a motivation speech from Karina Hollekim. One of the most badass women (in a good way) on the planet. Base jumping from top of mountains and just being awesome traveling the world. After that day I wanted to do something similar. Not jump from cliffs, but to take my windsurfing to the next level and discover the world!
I got really motivated by Martin Haglev who had a windsurfing shop in Oslo. He said: «GO compete Oda, here is the gear you need!» And from there on I have been very lucky to get sponsors from my local area. Stian Vedal in VEMA has been one of the main reasons I can still do what I do! Also a big thanks to Svein Rasmussen and Starboard Windsurfing. It´s great riding for a brand that really appreciate having girls on the team, and for also giving me the chance of working with you! Thanks to my local distributor Karl Aksel Aubert in skiogsurf.no, who always helps delivering gear at a high level! Thanks to Timm-Daniel Köpke in Maui Ultra Fins for the support through all the years. This was my first sponsor and still riding for you! Thanks to Severne Sails for having me in the team and making the best sails! Also a big thanks to Luca and Pousada WindJeri, O'Neill and my sister Line Therese Strøm Vikene for all the support and endless wetsuits! So excited to be with Maxim Norge for this season also, and amazing to have Rune Kransberg with me on the team this season! I can´t wait to start the 2018 competition season! 10 days left until the 1st World Cup in Morocco!
A huge thanks to my love Håkon Skorge for sharing the passion. He is probably the only one in the world who really knows what I´m doing! And to my family, all my 3 parents: Thor Stokstad, Hege Brødholt and Rigmor Fagerheimr. My brothers and sisters, mini Klara and grand parents! Big love! I love that you never told me to get a normal life. Somehow it will always work out if you really want it!
I also want to thank all the 180 people who took part of our 2017 Windsurf Clinics. I´m really excited for our new 2018 clinics. We are ready to help you taking your windsurfing to the next level with our company Norway Sports Adventures!
Okey, that´s enough… Go watch the video=)