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Another update for El Salvador
I participated in the World Surfing Games in Peru last autumn, where I surfed for the Swiss team. We finished on the 15th rank (from 23 nations), and I was on 43th place, from around 80 men. I’m definitely happy with my result, but not with how I surfed. How ever, it was an incredible experience I will never forget. Now, I’m in Central America, getting ready for the 2015 WSG. I hope to show my best surfing and make my friends and family as well as all Swiss Surfers proud. We know we’re not there to win Medals ( who knows …) , but we want to show the world that Switzerland has a Surf culture and present our self in the best light.
Join me on my trip towards the World Surfing Games on Facebook and see how a landlocked surfer tries to prepare himself for such an event.
I come from a place where the air is free of pollution, where the drinking water is for free and as good as the fanciest bottled water. Where education is for free and we are free to say what we think. We are so incredible free that we’re neutral! I’m from Switzerland, a country blessed with countless freedoms but no beaches. Growing up doing all kinds of sports and loving most of them, it was probable my joy of swimming in a lake and feeling the sun kiss my skin mixed with the delight of snowboarding that made me want to try surfing. I went to France to a surf camp and fell in love with it instantly. For the next few years i lived the same life as most land locked surfer. Surf 2 weeks a year and dream of it for the other 50. As this wasn’t a good balance, i started to save up money, got rid of some stuff i didn’t need anymore and bought a ticket to Australia. My initial plan was to be away for 7 months, that’s now more that 9 years ago! I hope to give you a few ideas and to encourage some of you to do what you want to do, doesn’t matter if this is a trip around the world or just something small. This page is not a encyclopedia, maybe some things are not perfectly accurate, or maybe some things are just writen from a personal point of view or how it seams to be. Maybe it’s just stories i’ve been told along the way or I even mixed it up. If something sounds interesting to you, find other sources and check it up. Same if something sounds totally wrong to you, BUT in this case, please let me know.
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