Exploring Sri Lanka with Max Brinnich and Rene Widmann…
This summer Max Brinnich and René Widmann were searching for something different. Sri Lanka promised good conditions and lonely spots – so they went for the adventure! But pictures probably tell more then thousands of words….
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Earlier in the year Boardseeker followed Max to Tarfia…
Tracing the Steps of a World Champion
“Having spent the last two winters in Tarifa I really fell in love with this small town on the most south-eastern point of Europe. This February I really didn’t want to do the same as previous years, but in the end I was sitting in a 20 year old Renault Traffic driving down to Spain again.
“It all started around Christmas when I was still not so excited about going back to Spain this year, but then UK Freestyler Adam Sims and also my boss from Upsidedown convinced me to go again. Adam had managed to get hold of the Steven Van Broeckhoven ‘secret list’. For those that don’t know Steven spent a number of winters in Tarifa, training hard but well outside of the spotlight, he then exploded into the scene in 2008/9 and not long after he was World Champion. We’d heard rumours that Steven had produced a spot guide for all the best places to go with exact wind directions, strengths and tide states. We later found out that Phil Soltysiak had added to this list on his travels there and by this point we knew we had to get our hands on it. A few conversations later and we found it in our hands and felt ready to hit the road following the footsteps and advice of a World Champion. With this in hand I decided that road-tripping with another mate could be quite interesting for checking out other spots and bringing some SUP gear. Just a few days later we were hitting the road with the old USD van, completely full of windsurf equipment.”