When the wind died in Spain we decided to make the long drive towards Sweden as we thought there might be some light wind to sail slalom and there was no wind really forecast for anywhere else. When we arrived in Apelviken there was no wind unfortunately, but we found a new spot, Norre Nos, just eleven minutes by car from Apelviken. We spent the evening watching an amazing sunset while eating the best steak I’ve ever had! The day after, we kind of decided to drive towards Norway, but suddenly the wind picked up and I rigged my Severne Mach 1 8.6 and Starboard iSonic 117. After a pretty fun slalom session, we came in to change down our kit, but the wind just kept increasing more and more. What was happening? The forecast was for pretty light winds, yet it was howling. We rigged our 4.4 sails and freestyle gear and it turned out to be one of my best sessions of 2018 so far. I didn’t know that this spot had so many amazing other places to sail behind the small islands! I felt like I had won the lotto and was super happy to share this moment with my boyfriend! We felt like kids who had discovered a hidden playground. How could we have been sailing so close to this place for years without knowing about this freestyle and slalom Mecca! We both knew that this day was one for the books. Fully powered up we were sailing side by side, trying to impress each other more and more! Nothing is better than watching Håkon land a sick kabikuchi right in front of me. And then I followed up with a one-handed shaka while throwing him a kiss with the other hand! Ha ha! I could see in his eyes that he also felt like a lucky guy having a girlfriend to share this session with.
After ninety minutes the wind died completely. We barely made it back to the beach and met all the other Swedish sailors who had just arrived. They had seen the wind come up suddenly and tried to get off work early to score it but sadly just missed it. We told them how good it had been; sometimes it’s better to hear how bad the conditions were if you didn’t get out sailing, but our stoke was too big to hide!