Action from start to finish.
A trip that started as an idea at a World Cup on the German island of Sylt became reality a month after and turned out to be a trip to remember. After not having traveled together since 2016, Severne riders Amado Vrieswijk & Dieter Van der Eyken teamed up once again on a training mission to Brazil known for its consistent trade winds.
The end result is an action packed video clip boasting massive moves from start to finish!
Although it wasn’t the classic strong winds and the usual Jericoacara conditions, breakfasts at Wind Jeri never tasted better and the easy going beach life was a perfect end of another year on tour. A season that saw 2 event wins for Amado and two top 5 finishes for Dieter.
Spots visited during the trip were Maceo, Tatajuba & Jericoacara itself during their 2,5 week trip.
2015 Freestyle World Champion Dieter Van der Eyken reports
“ I used to do quite a few trips with Amado in the past to either train with him on Bonaire where I always stayed at his parents place or in Europe when we went for events & training together when he had a few days in the Netherlands. However the last 2 years we haven’t really been able to do this anymore as I moved towards Tenerife & after a good year on tour in Freestyle Amado got me pretty motivated to do a Freestyle trip again together.
It’s incredible to see where he takes Freestyle in the right conditions and although I’m just playing catch up and get frustrated at some tricks it was good to rediscover what I loved about Freestyle. It was a great way to end the year and for the first time in 4 years actually spend some real time Training Freestyle, even though it was only for 2 weeks. “
2x Vice world champion and European Champion Amado Vrieswijk comments
“During the World Cup on Sylt, Dieter and I shared the accommodation and we started talking about a possible trip together again. We’ve been friends for over ten years and in the past we travelled a lot together & I believe it would be nice to pick this up again.
I suggested Brazil as this destination was already on my wish list for November, during this period the winds on Bonaire always are very light in the rain-season so it is better to chase the wind somewhere else. My last trip to Brazil was in 2016 and it’s a fantastic freestyle-vacation.
From there we started planning and went to Jericoacara for 2.5 weeks of which we spent a lot of time on the water of course , but also had some parties and just chilling with good vibes with all the different windsurfers around. All the different sessions delivered good footage for a nice video & Presence Pura is the final result. For sure another trip to remember and travelling with Dieter is always fun so I expect to do it again in the near future.”
Dieter and Amado want to thank everyone ones more for filming : Felix Volkhardt , Fransesco Cappuzo & Julien Robinet (drone footage) .
Check out the full clip right here.
More Severne news
After years of no large scale events, the 2022 edition of the Defi Wind brought back all of the best elements of the past; lots of wind, lots of action, parties, and the reunion of 1200+ windsurfers from across the globe.
The 2022 freestyle season has officially started. The Freestyle Pro Tour (FTP) just finalised its first event at Lake Neuseedl in Austria, and the Severne team occupied podium positions in both the women’s and men’s fleets.
After the return of Defi Wind Superstars in 2021, the full scale Defi Wind we all know is back, and will happen from May 26 to May 29. The Severne crew and the majority of the Severne team will be present throughout the whole event.
Severne reaches yet another milestone by introducing the new “Hydro” foil racing board into its fleet. With the introduction of the Hydro, new team riders like Mateus Isaac and Luuc Vanopzeeland will be pushing this board to its maximum on the racecourse around the world.
Severne Team Rider and International coach Simon Bornhoft continues his Windwise series on how best to develop your windsurfing skills. In this part, Simon goes deeper into how to prepare for your next wave session, even though you might not have access to waves.
Five episodes of “Flight School” videos with Severne rider Sebastian Kördel are now online. These first episodes cover anything from your first steps to nailing those foiling gybes.
Ireland has been on Dieter Van der Eyken’s list of places to visit for years. This winter, he was able to make a visit with his van to explore new beaches and breaks with his van. Here is his video story.
Severne Team Rider and International coach Simon Bornhoft has helped thousands of recreational sailors to get into or improve their wave sailing skills on his Windwise courses. So if you’re on the cusp of venturing into any wave environment here are some skills that can be learnt on flat water and transferred into the rough stuff. Follow these wise words to increase your enjoyment and success rate in 2022!
Lanzarote Foil Challenge 2022 – Mateus Isaac wins iQFOiL division, Amado Vrieswijk finishes second overall
The 2022 edition of the Lanzarote Foil Challenge was a true challenge. With winds gusting up to 30 knots on certain locations, the this years’ fleet weathered a large spectrum of conditions to complete the nearly 200km long journey. For the Severne team it was yet another successful journey with Mateus Isaac winning the iQFOiL fleet, as well as, finishing third overall. Amado Vrieswijk finished second overall.