PORT OR STARBOARD
I prefer riding on starboard tack in Maui because in surfing I’m a regular footer. This of course helps. For some moves on jumping I prefer port tack and some moves I prefer starboard. For doubles I prefer port tack. Push loop tabletops I can do really nice on starboard, but in Pozo they kind of come out differently. I can’t do a tabletop in Pozo but on starboard I can really tweak them. Back loops I’m better in Pozo, but in Maui my timing is all wrong. I like jumping, but after two weeks in a row if I go to Pozo to train I get over it. It can be too much. Sailing there is just too hard sometimes. There are a lot of crashes and bad landings and you destroy the boards. You land so flat sometimes that any board will get cracked or soft. Koester is unbelievable over there. I don’t even need to say anything about how amazing he is. It seems so easy for him to land moves. He’s so in control and used to sailing there. He’s pretty friendly to me, a bit shy and quiet, but every day he’s getting better and he even makes some jokes now. He’s also getting a bit older and more mature. He’s a nice guy, I like him.