Wednesday, June 19

Ela Rei!

So I just arrived in Greece and it’s effin WARM!
I love it! Warm and Breezy!
In NYC it was raining and grey so this is a breather.

I saw some friends in Day 1 and had a tourist day in thecity
Visited the Acropolis and the museum.

On the way to Rafina (Port) we passed through a traffic jambecause there was some sort of rally.
In a country that is in economic crisis the first thing thatyou cut cost on is your advertising and marketing budget.

The greek TV station just retrenched 2/3rds of theiremployees due to cost cutting.
This is sad to see all those advertising artists especiallywho has dedicated loosing their art and soul (kidding) in working for anadvertising/main stream TV firm and they get fired. L
This sucks.

I’ve been eating greek food for the last two days and it’samazing!!

One of the main reasons why I like to kite here in Greece isbecause I love the vibe here.

People are chill
It’s sunny.
The beaches are great
The social life is good
And the food is healthy.
Plus of course it’s very windy.

Check out whatsup in to know more about thisplace where I will be for the summer.
Am really excited to go now.

We are currently in the ferry to Paros.
I got in contact with the local BEST rider from Greece, MikeChatziliadis, who I also met here on my first year visiting Greece.

Last year if you remember mike and afro are the ones thatpicked me up in the airport where prior to that mike sprained his ankle reallybad. Now he is better that ever and of course riding with BEST.

Stayed tuned on what we have in store for you this summer.
The House is set and we are ready to shred, Greek style!


Road Less Traveled

If there is one thing that a lot of people don’t get aboutme is that I love traveling by road.
Road trips are for me the best, even boat trips are cool aswell. Provided that I have a comfortable seat and a clean bathroom to use alongthe way, am fine.

Coming out from Cape Hatteras earlier than expected I foundmyself in the Road to NYC.
Stopping over Richmond to hang out with the guys at TRIBUOUTDOORS USA.

This core group of shredders maybe core in culture but theyknow how to roll.

I ended up in the Marriot Hotel in Downtown Richmond for thetime that I was there and it was fun!

After Richmond I took the train to NYC and spent a good 2 ½days here to see some architecture, art and my city friends who I haven’t seenin years.

It was a good stop over also to get a lot of necessitiesbefore entering Greece for the 3rd time..

NYC is fun, especially Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The town iscute and there is a lot of artworks on the street and even saw a few fromfamiliar artists that I see on deviant art or pinterest.

I am surely gonna miss the fast internet though.

Check some photos from the roadtrip.
A small longboard session at Kitty Hawk – I know I shouldnot be skating at all. But man I just cannot resist. I know in Greece the roadswould not be skatable anyways just like the Philippines.

Anyways check this out. And am dead from my 2 day affairwith NYC! This city never sleeps.
Coming to the City makes me realize how much I do not belongthere and probably also affirming my status as an official beach bum.

So am chasing summer by coming to Greece for the season.

So Ready to say 

Ela Rei!

Tuesday, June 11

Trippin at The Triple S Invitational 2013.

I cannot believe it's been a year since i was last here in hatteras trying to hit sliders with a kite.
I can't believe it's been a year since i last saw these people who share the same interest in wakestyle kiteboarding. Time has been flying faster than usual.

It's been a great long week and i cannot believe it is over.
so fast.

I'd really wish i can spend more time here or in the hood so i can progress in riding rails.
If there is on thing that i love the most in this world is hitting up a slider park.
A lot of reasons has held me back in spending time in the cable than i usually do.
first of all work, moving out from the cable park area and the amount of injury i get crashing when in the cable.

I will not stop saying this over and over again but wakestyle kiting gave me a new window to explore the accessibility of wakeboarding to me similar to that of a cable but using a kite as my source of pull.
I never thought i can have that "wakeboard" feeling again when i decided to move away from the park and when life threatening injuries occur.

I have tried a few times to get sliders up in my home spot but due to the lack of support and an ideal location for sliders it is quite a big job to do for a 50 kilo asian girl.

That's one of the biggest reasons personally for me, for coming down for the triple S.
The Sliders here are even made better than what we have back home st the cable and it's great.
Aside from that, the Slick is butter flat. just like in a cable park.
plus you also get some surf! i cannot wait to get my hands on my own surfboard to get used to it and eventually get into more kitesurfing as well.
This place is perfect for the kiting style i chose.
although i did not get into the podium, which is at this point in time very far from me with the lack of experience, it has been really fun. like always!
Am really stoked to see the level of the girls just get up there.
Am really impressed with the improvement and the amount of effort that these girls put into their riding. it's very inspiring.

Especially that of Stance MAgazine's Dominique Granger, now riding for SlingShot, - who submitted a wildcard video, entered the Triple S open and made it to 2nd place in the surf discipline.
Congratulations Dom, well done!

Congratulations to all the winners! very well deserved!

I also didn't party so much this year and concentrated on doing yoga, running with sensi and colleen plus taking photos and making some art.
I am actually surprised with the amount of inspiration that i am getting right now that i cannot even keep track of it.
i've done 2 pieces since i got here which is impressive - with my state and laziness when it comes to drawing.

i also did a little shoot with Sensi and Colleen for Sensi Bikinis and #bikinisinaction. - check out our hashtag
it was sooo fun.

Aside from this, The Headware, which is one of my favorite brands had a great introduction to Cape Hatteras - through the Sunset Swim Charity Fashion Show.

The Headware is a local brand from the Philippines.
check out the radness here


Check out some snaps i took over the week, with my new line mount for the GoPro.
i need to find better ways to shoot with this. can't wait to get kiting with this again.

The people behind the with a kite documentary is back to finish the project. It's nice to know that these people are still here, even with a lack of support from the "outside world" to still do what they do and killing every moment of it.

The Triple S Invitational was Inspirational.

To My Beloved Support Crew,
you are awesome!

BEST Kiteboarding
DC Shoes

The Headware
Tribu Outdoors
David Salon

Love you all !


Next stop:

Pitt Stop at Kitty Hawk skate park with the guys behind Tribu Outdoors USA.
and a few days at Richmond to check out the new "house" that tribu built!


Photos from: REAL Watersports, TONA, and my iPhone.