Last month was pretty exciting for me as I was enjoying my „free” time in between the competitions. For that reason I went to Sardinia to practice freestyle on the flat water, hit the skyhigh.pl monster rail, got physically stronger, and enjoyed my time :) I live with the wind and go to the places where is windy in the time of the year. Sardinia is known for it’s amazing beaches and flat water spots, that’s why I decided to visit it ! We had some crazy days with 40knots displaying on my wind measure, but we also had days with 0 knots. What is amazing about kiteboarding is that it’s unpredictable and challenging sometimes. For me as a professional athlete it is good to take a break during windless days as it gives me time to think about my progress, mistakes and other issues that I forget while kiteboarding all day long. And when the wind is in its strongest force, I have to dare myself and challenge it! That’s why going to Sardinia was a perfect destination during that time of the year.
After the amazing time in Italy I went back to Poland to compete in the first edition of Ford Kite Cup. The conditions were very challenging as it was super cold and off-shore gusty wind but I managed to stick few tricks and have won the event.
The competition was very successful for the women division, as we had 9 girls registered in freestyle discipline. For some of them it was the first time that they could show their performance during the competition and for sure not the easiest day to try it out. Competition is always harsh, even if you have the dream conditions, you will always struggle with something. That’s why coming to the competition it shouldn’t be always about the result. For me it’s also cool to see the friends that I only have a chance to see during the events. However I also love watching men performing as I am the biggest kiteboarding FAN !!!
Check out all of my kiteboarding adventures on my youtube channel @karolinawinkowska !
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camera: Alexander Lewis-Hughes, Kuba Winkowski
spot: Skyhigh.pl, Sardinia https://www.facebook.com/SKYHIGHPL?fref=ts