When Lena Erdil got in touch with us we were expecting a short report on her event and her great achievement as the PWA Slalom Vice World Champion. Instead she sent us this, enjoy this incredible review about a truly untouched paradise and the odd word about the final PWA event of the year.
This Is New Caledonia – Words by Lena Erdil
Coming to New Caledonia has really been an all round amazing experience, the people are super friendly and welcoming, the island is extremely beautiful and its windy and sunny almost everyday! There is not much more I could possibly have asked for considering that this was going to be a ‘work’ trip 😉
..I really enjoyed the mixture of tropical island vibes with croissants, carrefour and Brie.
Coming into this event I knew I had a good chance at coming second overall and really wanted to finish this years season on a high. With wind conditions in Turkey not being very preferable at this time a year and to avoid being jet lagged in competition, I decided to head over to New Caledonia a week early. The event was going to be held in Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia, in one of the cities most popular bays: Anse Vata. There is a lot of hotels and a couple of windsurf stations in the bay and a lot of local windsurf enthusiasts come to windsurf here on a daily basis, in their lunch break, after work or even both! This was the first time for me visiting any of the French islands and I must say I really enjoyed the mixture of tropical island vibes with croissants, carrefour and Brie!