Right into action
After spending the full winter of 2020 in Western Australia for her winter training, Severne rider Lina Erpenstein left the Australian summer to attend to her studies in Germany. She was greeted at home with a big storm. The winter wetsuit and the boots were ripped out of the closet and she was right back on the water in the freezing conditions.
Story by Lina Erpenstein
Photos by “Bulgenslag”
After passing over 3 months in Western Australia for my 2020 winter training I flew back to Germany to get back to my studies. Arriving back home, it felt unreal, that just a few days ago I was still sailing in the Australian summery Indian Ocean.
But there was no time to rest, as the Baltic Sea was calling, with a storm hitting us this Tuesday with 50kn+ forecasted. I unpacked my 3/2 wetsuit and summer clothes, tore the 6/5mm out of the basement and after that, I turned the whole house upside down to find my boots and gloves in some corner behind the wardrobe. Luckily all my gear had made it through the travels with me, so I was ready to go and chase some storms.
Driving through the forests with bare trees I thought about all the times I had done that drive already and how many fun sessions had followed. When I arrived at the spot it was howling and some up to head high waves were coming through.
Fully excited I rigged my 3.3 S-1 and Nano 72l and after taking quite some time to put on the wetsuit and all the necessary accessories I was ready to go. It had been a while since I felt that cold burn in my face and the rain on my skin, but I was loving it!
It was nuking, making it hard to even sail in a straight line. That was surely the windiest I have ever sailed on the Baltic Sea! (Later on, I saw that the wind meter had measured 54 knots!)
After some rain showers, the wind dropped a tiny bit and the waves cleaned up. We ended up having a perfect session with super fun waves and some jumps. After all the summer sailing this felt like a completely different sport, but none the less fun!
Towards the evening the sun came out for a little glimpse through the drizzling rain on the horizon, throwing a full rainbow over the Baltic Sea – Wow.. home can be so stunning! After a couple of hours, we came off the water, super happy and exhausted from the cold. Luckily Frithjof from Bulgenslag was there to share the session and capture some of the fun moments in pictures – Thank you!
What a nice welcome back to Home Sweet Home!
More Severne news
One of the first major competitions of the year was a success for the Severne team. Matteo Iachino took the win at the One Hour Classic in lake Garda and Blanca Alabau took the win in the womens fleet.
Severne Team rider and coach, Simon Bornhoft, continues his Windwise quest to give you dry fast gybes and will help you get the most out of your Dyno too!
After months of coronavirus shutdown, René Egli on Fuerteventura has opened its doors once again with action from day one. Severne rider Kurosh Kiani visited the center on its first day of business.
As with many other Severne riders, Oda Johanne has also been “trapped in paradise”. It just wasn’t exactly her home ground. Oda found herself on the island of Aruba during the coronavirus lockdown and has only just made her way back to her home in Norway. Here is the story in Oda’s own words.
New spot on the map in Tenerife offers the full Severne experience The world’s first full Severne experience center on the island of Tenerife has reopened its doors after months of coronavirus lockdown. Launching just in the face of a pandemic deprived this new center...
Severne Sails is now Severne Windsurfing The Severne brand is growing rapidly and even though we started as "Severne Sails", this is no longer an accurate description of the brand. Therefore we are going to be updating our social media handles(usernames) on Facebook,...
iQFOiL starts big in Switzerland If you are into foiling, then you'll be interested in visiting this year's Engadinwind event in the Swiss Alps. As one of the first events back on the calendar after the widespread coronavirus lockdown measures, the 2020 Engadinwind...
Severne rider Tristan Algret from Guadeloupe has been spending his time at home during the coronavirus lockdown. Here is an insight into his time on the island of Guadeloupe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Rare south winds sessions Severne rider Dieter Van der Eyken located on the island of Tenerife just launched his most recent clip from an unusual day. The town of El Médano, usually a busy windsurfing spot benefiting from northerly summer trade winds, had been laid...