Saturday 07/12/13 00:56 by Linn
Saturday 07/12/13 00:56 by Linn
I love flying. Not just being in the air. I love the whole thing. Even security control (well, maybe not in USA) and the waiting, I love the waiting. Is that weird?
I love it because I’m on my way somewhere and all I got is my passport, a piece of paper and my hand bag. If I have forgot something, I can’t go and get it because it’s to late for that. When I’m checked in I’m just waiting and thinking. Together with some good music. THANK you for all your music tips, they made the perfect playlist. If you got Spotify you can check it out here.
Got the opportunity to fly business for the first time. It was… Amazing!
Woke up rested to NYC.
On our way home I got to sit in cockpit (!!). A minor dream coming true. I wanted to be a pilot as a kid. It was way cooler than I ever could imagine.
So long Manhattan!
Thank you for a great trip Wenche!
Thursday 05/12/13 18:46 by Linn
Got an email the other day from Angelica who wondered if she could link to us on her blog Surfsyster. Off course! I really appreciate when you email us and we do our best to answer all of them. You’re all the reason we keep on sharing bits and pieces from our life on this blog.
On her site I found a link to Mushburger. Mushburger is a hub for surf blogs, surf instagrams and surf tweets. Found some of my favorite blogs but also many new ones that I’d never would have found. Stoked and proud to be featured among their favorites together with so many awesome blogs! Thank you!
Sunday 01/12/13 15:12 by Linn
Got the opportunity to join my friend Wenche for a stop over in New York. Wenche works as a stewardess for SAS and we had some really fun hours in the big apple.
We had dinner at Spice Market in Meatpacking District. After some really good food we enjoyed the city that never sleeps.
We stayed on the other side of the Hudson, the jersey side. When Petter and I was here last time we stayed on the middle of Wall Street. Now we had the views over the skyline instead of living in the middle of it.
We went to Saturday surf in the hope to find a single fin for my longboard that I could bring to Sri Lanka. It’s kind of hard to find surf supply on the little island. So was it on manhattan, didn’t have time to search though.
Got some more pics to come. When I’m writing this I’m in Stavanger, Norway at my mums place. The contrast to the big city is amazing. In 9 days we leave for Sri Lanka.. Woho!
Thursday 28/11/13 09:35 by Linn
A couple of days ago we packed the car with breakfast and boards and went on a little adventure. Just the two of us. And Malli, our dog. When we sat on our boards the thought struck us that it’s less than 20 days until we will surf in bikini and board shorts. Talk about contrasts!
We both got new wetsuit from Billabong. I got a 5’4 and Petter a 7’6 (!!). This was the first time I surfed in Sweden in November. I haven’t had a good wetsuit and with my joint disease it just haven’t been worth it. Freezing my ass off and then not being able to walk for days. But the neoprene these days are really good and I stayed warm.
Petter surfed two more sessions before we went home. Crazy how it’s getting dark around 4-5 pm now..
Came home and jumped in the bath and enjoyed a class of champagne while Petter made my favorite salad with chevré. Found a new miracle balm for lips in big need of help; Réve de Miel from Nuxe. Well, it’s not new. It’s been around for many years. But this is the first time I try it and as the sceptic I am when it comes to beauty products I got really surprised when it really worked.
Tuesday 26/11/13 19:03 by Petter
An evening in Zafer’s shapeshed in the middle of Swedish nowhere.
He got a real shaping setup and this is my first time here so I was stoked to see it!
After a while I understood why. Zafer has been shaping since he was 12 years old and has been working as a professional shaper on Barbados with his brand, ZT Surfboards, for a whole lot of years.
Dinged my dharma sunday afternoon. Went by Zafer the next day and not even 24 hours after the ding the board was fixed professionally with tint and everything. In Sweden. That’s rad.
We don’t have much daylight or sun this time of the year, so it’s hard to shape as you need the UV-light for the resin to harden. Zafer solved the problem with a solarium.
Zafer has just started a new concept in his shaping shed. Shape your own board with Zafer Taylor, he provides a proffesional setup and all the gear and things as well as proffesional shaping guidance along the way. He thinks it will be much cheaper if you want to make your own board, as the things needed are very expensice to get on your own if you buy just enough material for one board. But most of all he want’s to take the shaping and the board closer to the surfer, he says the feeling of making and surfing your own work is incredible, even after 30 years of doing it. Knowledge that is far away from Sweden as most boards are imported and massproduced in Asia.
A couple of years ago I made a board on my own as a school project, it was hard, check it out here. So I love this idea and would love make my next board with Zafer.
This is the first board he shaped back when he was 12 years old. That’s 30 years ago. He made it in Sweden and was one of the first around to discover the surf around here.
All photos are shot on my beaten up iphone 4 so sorry for the image quality. I’ll sure be back in Zafer’s shape shed to give you some more.
Wednesday 20/11/13 19:21 by Linn
On Saturday I’m flying to New York, on Thursday I’m off to Stavanger and 1,5 week later we’re off to Sri Lanka. Really need to plant some trees to try to make up for the carbon dioxide the flights will provide.. My plan is to post a Sri Lanka guide for all of you have emailed and asked question of the amazing little island. Petter and I had a magic day with small peelers the other day and photos from that day will also be published this week.
Now I wanna ask you for something. Do you have any songs that are perfect for traveling? A song that’s best suited for flights or shaky bus rides? I’m trying to put together a travel-playlist and would love for you to help. Please share your best songs for travel in the comments and I could share the playlist with you later.
Thank you so much! Here’s OUR list.
bemo ride on Bali
central station new york
raod trip i mexico