Portugal again

Time for another trip to Portugal. This time I will bring my kids and they will bring a friend each, total five persons this time. Their friends never been in Portugal and never tried surfing before, so we are hoping for nice small clean waves that suits beginners. When you try to learn someone surfing who never tried it before I always just want them to feel the same enthusiasm and love for surfing as I did the first time I tried it out. I mean, how can you not fall in love with this sport? It´s one of the most greatest thing you can do, sitting in the lineup with your kids and waiting for some waves. Talking about everything and nothing with your kids while you’re waiting for that wave. So I really hope I can show my kids friends what a nice water sport this is. Hopefully I will get back home with some happy kids and lots of new photos.

 

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International women’s day

Yesterday i should have posted pictures of women instead of men doing jiujutsu, but I failed hard. Sorry! So here are some pictures of women being epic and awesome. When it comes to surfing and skateboarding I think they contribute so much to the sport in so many ways. Not to mention how far we have left before we liv in a world with equal opportunities for women and men.

 

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Competition time!

Couple a weeks ago I took part in my first surfing contest ever. Didn’t think I would go specially far, actually I thought I would be eliminated in the first heat. The purpose of competition was for raising some money for the Swedish national surfing team (the grooms) The competition fee was 20 euro and all of it went to the national team. The cool thing with this competition was that all the competitors had a change to win a brand new surfboard, didn’t matter how far you went in the competition. So for 20 euro your odds to win the surfboard was fairly high. To be honest I thought I was gonna be kicked out in my first heat. But to my big surprise I won my first heat and I was already in the semifinals. But there my luck run out and I  kicked out. Small waves and lots of fun. I didnt win the surfboard… sadly But hey it was a great day as always at our local spot.dsc_4589dsc_4561dsc_4581dsc_4576dsc_4554dsc_4530

It´s getting closer…

It’s getting closer. The longest surf trip so far in my life is getting closer, and I’m trying to prepare as much as I can. Except from surfing I also will work as a surf photographer on three different boot camps during this trip. Shoot surfing and also having the benefit of being able to surf every day, makes everything great for the moment. One other thing that’s also really great is that my kids will join me for a almost 10 days on this trip, before they have to go back to school. So much fun surfing with your kids. And as they are growing older you don’t have to look after them as much as you used to. They are turning in to your surfing buddies.  They are really nice travelling partners as well, open minded, like to surf, and love to just chill. Last trip I had with my kids was a two week surf trip to Lagos. So nice, would like to do it again next summer.

 

My kids, Sandra and Linus enjoying the surf.

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The photo job is to cover some boot camps at The SurfExperience, starting out with a boot camp for girls. Sam Lamiroy is the surf coach for the boot camps, and a great one as well. Surfing and shooting surfers all day long from early morning until the dark falls. After a week on the boot camp I usually ends up with 10 000 picture that I have to go through an edit the good ones and then send them to the Boot campers. The deal is that they get all the pictures of them surfing. During the day we also (not me) do video recordings of the surfers. In the evening Sam goes through the video material with the boot campers and talk about what they needs to think about etc.

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This is Georgie Timson. An awesome and talented surfer from Newqua. I wouldn’t be surprise if we will see her on the WSL-tour in a couple of years.

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Annie from Sweden. Every time I surf with here I get amazed about how much better she have become.

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Milla from Newqua. OMG lots of laughs when she is around. Except of just trying to improve her surfing she also did a serious try of learning Swedish. She did pretty well actually, with surfing and Swedish.

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The group after a long day of surfing. The lines still rolling in in the background as you can see.

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Sam Lamiroy He will teach you every thing you need to know about surfing and some things you didn’t know you need to know about surfing

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So as you can imagine I cant wait…

700

Yesterday I did my seven hundredth (700) post on Instagram. Well to be honest there isn’t 700 different pictures there are some reposts of already posted images.I guess. I’ve posted about 650 different ones, but the total amount is now 700. The thing is that I realized it after I posted it. So maybe I should have gone with a surf picture to celebrate my 700 post not a skateboard picture. Nothing wrong with the skate picture but my hart is in surfing. Anyway this picture sit from last years bowl competition in Stockholm. The event is called BowlStock and was held for the second time this year. Its a full day of bowl skating, live music and just lots of fun. If you have the possibility and you’re a decent skateboarder you should join the competition next year. The great thing with taking pictures during that day is the audience that are standing close to the bowls and that gives your images a boost. And to have a whole day with great skateboarders (women and men) doing tricks in the pool for you is so awesome. Just make sure that your have enough with batteries and memory for your camera. Here is some pictures from last year…staffan-rennermalm-6m06staffan-rennermalm-240staffan-rennermalm-1113staffan-rennermalm-547staffan-rennermalm-210staffan-rennermalm-110zstaffan-rennermalm-1280staffan-rennermalm-848staffan-rennermalm-694-recoveredstaffan-rennermalm-234staffan-rennermalm-506staffan-rennermalm-1044staffan-rennermalm-103staffan-rennermalm-440staffan-rennermalm-168