After a week surfing in and around Ahipara, Northland, New Zealand, I finally left for Europe and arrived in Innsbruck. Now this was early January so what have I been doing for the past month?!?! The past month I’ve been snowboarding in and around Innsbruck – consistent snowfalls and good friends that double as local guides have meant non stop riding and finally I have the time to take a few days off and catchup on “work”!!
The latest update on the competition circuit is that although consistently placing 4th overall on the Free Ride World Tour for the past four years, I was not able to get a Wild Card for this seasons FWT. Not the end of the world however I was too late to register for the important FWQ competitions. I did however register in time for the Hochfuegen 4* event here in Austria and was able to grab 3rd place! So priorities for this season will be to shoot as much as I can and finally get to ride as much as I can again, awesome!! And with university now out of the way (I finished my Batchelor of Architecture in November!!), I can now focus on the next year ahead and even prepare for next 2014 winter of FWQ events which I will register in time for!
The next competition on the list (which I had time to register for!), is Nendaz in the middle of March – so I will make sure to update on how I go in this, as well as my endeavours in between!