Girls Shred Sessions 2018/19

Girls Shred Sessions are back for another season of awesome freestyle snowboard and ski clinics!

Girls Shred Sessions Poster. Dates 2018/19: 15. Dezember 2018 Obergurgl; 02. Februar 2019 Planai; 16. Februar 2019 Mayrhofen; 02. März 2019 Alta Badia; 09. März 2019 Hochkönig

The dates are:

15. Dezember 2018 – Girls Who Ride Session by Nikita Clothing in Obergurgl
02. Februar 2019 – Blue Tomato Girls Day auf der Planai
16. Februar 2019 – Girls Shred Session in Mayrhofen
02. März 2019 – Girls Shred Session in Alta Badia
09. März 2019 – Blue Tomato Girls Day am Hochkönig

All info can be found on their website:
-> https://www.girlsshredsessions.com/

Women’s Longboard Camp 2016 – Dates and Supreme Edition

Women's Longboard Camp 2015

Women's Longboard Camp 2015

In 2016, the 5th edition of the Women’s Longboard Camp will take place. To celebrate 5 years of WLC gloriousness, you will be confronted with the WLC triple whammy – 3 WLC events in one year to choose from or even visit them all, with a team, including skilled instructors, giving their best to guarantee a wonderful time for you!

WLC 2016 Supreme Flyer
WLC 2016 Supreme Flyer

The season kickoff in March will take place in a luxurios homebase in Sintra, Portugal. The WLC Supreme Camp is going to offer not only longboarding workshops and skateboard sessions, but also great opportunities to relax in the beautiful surroundings of Sintra, including Yoga, Sauna and Jacuzzi Sessions.

In June, it is time to go back to the roots with a WLC Basic Camp. The second camp of the year will be going down in Stuttgart, Germany, where you can explore riding spots in the parks and vineyards near Stuttgart.

Teaming up with Woodwings, a Freeride Camp will happen in South France in August. With longboarding workshops for all disciplines and the chance to freeride two closed roads it’s for sure going to be a good time.

-> WLC Supreme Website
-> WLC Facebook Page

Women’s Longboard Camp 2015

Women's Longboard Camp 2015

Womens Longboard Camp Flyer Page 1 Womens Longboard Camp Flyer Page 2

the Women’s Longboard Camp, organized by a group of longboard enthusiasts around Fee Bücheler, is a story of success. the first camp was held in 2012 and from then on, all camps have been fully booked with lightning speed.
the camp will take place this summer as well, also offering side activities like an introduction to miniramp or bowl skating, yoga, parkour or crossfit. spend time with like-minded ladies and have a fun time riding. sounds great?
i heard that a few spots are still available. if you wish to visit one of the best longboard camps for females in europe, hurry up and sign in!

-> download the registration form

here’s the official press release:

Women`s Longboard Camp 2015 – Same same, but different

Just like the previous two years, 2014 was a raging success. Stuttgart was a blast and WLC will return to southwest Germany in 2015. We’ll always stay true to our longboarding roots, however this year we’ll mix it up a little and give you the chance to also try one of two other exciting new sports – CrossFit & Parkour. Also new this year – want to skate everything and get a taste of hard wheels and a feel for skating ramps and bowls? Check out our transition skating option. As always we’re offering a well-rounded, all-inclusive package brimming with workshops, set-up tips to fine-tune your ride, a first aid seminar for skaters (NEW!) and scrummy, healthy food.

Get ready to get rad!

We’re beyond thrilled that so many women from allover the world are keen to attend WLC. In 2015 we’d like to give more of you lovely ladies the chance to come join us, so we’re introducing a workshop-only option. This allows you to take part in the morning skate workshops, the how-to / set-up workshop and the first aid seminar.

We’re freakin’ stoked, 2015 is gonna be the bomb and the crew is buzzing to bring you an extraordinary event you won’t forget.

 

Location: Stuttgart, SW Germany. We’ll be skating in town as well as around the city, exploring vineyard serpentines, parks and lots more.

Stuttgart is well connected and easily accessible via train, plane, bus & car – all participants are required to arrange for transport to and from Stuttgart.

 

Available spaces: 20 x all-inclusive package

20 x workshop-only option

 

Date: June 05 – 11, 2015

 

Accommodation: Plenty of floor space at Flatspot Skate Shop Stuttgart, showering facilities are available. If you prefer a hostel, hotel or B&B, you’ll need to arrange for this yourself. We’ll be meeting you lovely ladies at:

 

Flatspot Stuttgart

Wolframstraße 24

70191 Stuttgart

 

The shop is a 10 minute walk from the main train station or about 3 minutes from Stadtbibliothek underground station.

 

Yoga: Dani will guide you through an outdoors morning yoga practice weather permitting.

 

CrossFit: A current trend in fitness, not only due to its versatility – CrossFit is ideal to prepare and strengthen the body for other sports. Together with a professional CrossFit crew, we have devised 3 training units:

TE 1: An introduction to CrossFit and its training methods and concepts, followed by a short sequence of AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) of the basic moves.

TE 2: A complete CrossFit workout including strength conditioning.

TE 3: A light training session including exercises on technique, weight lifting and gymnastics, as well as mobility and recovery in theory and practice.

 

 

Parkour: Describes the art of efficient movement – getting from A to B as fast, smoothly and efficiently as possible. We are proud to introduce German all-female Parkour collective Freequence as a new WLC partner in 2015 and are excited about this cooperation, based on mutual core values.

 

 

All-inclusive package: 520 Euros

 

This includes:

  • 5 days of longboarding workshops
  • Additional sports workshops, choose from: CrossFit, Parkour, basics of transition skateboarding (miniramp, bowl)
  • How-to / set-up workshop
  • First aid seminar (road accidents/skateboarding injuries)
  • All inclusive food & drink – breakfast, packed lunches & evening catering
  • Daily yoga practice (weather permitting)
  • Public transport ticket to access skate spots & get around town
  • Accommodation (as aforementioned)
  • Goodie bags full of awesome swag by our rad sponsors
  • Test board centre – try different longboards at your leisure

 

Workshop-only option: 250 Euros

 

This includes:

  • 5 days of longboarding workshops
  • How-to / set-up workshop
  • First aid seminar (road accidents/skateboarding injuries)
  • Daily yoga practice (weather permitting)
  • Public transport ticket to access skate spots & get around town
  • Test board centre – try different longboards at your leisure

 

Please bring:

Cutlery & tableware, sleeping bag & mat, helmet (must have EPS foam lining and be certified for use in non-motorised asphalt sports – no watersports helmets, please check whether your skiing/snowboarding helmet is compliant), knee pads, elbow pads, slide gloves.

We have our very own test board centre, meaning you’ll be able to try different longboards at your leisure and don’t necessarily need to bring your own, or perhaps you don’t have a set-up of your own yet, in which case this will be a brilliant opportunity for you to experiment.

 

Important: Your safety is our utmost priority and we will do everything we can to minimise the risk of injury, including thorough warm-ups prior to all sessions. We will be skating different locations, therefore no ambulance will be present onsite. We won’t be out in the sticks, meaning medical assistance can be obtained quickly if needed. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you have appropriate medical insurance for this event, especially if you are coming from abroad.

 

See you in Stuttgart!

 

WLC crew

 

-> http://www.womenlongboardcamp.com/

-> https://www.facebook.com/WmsLongboardcamp

Downhill Dog – a yogic, fun Approach to Freeriding, by Sonnia Höffken

Downhill Dog - Freeride & Yoga Camps by Sonnia Höffken - Flyer
Sonnia Höffken. Pic by Drew Benson.
Sonnia Höffken. Pic by Drew Benson.

i met Sonnia Höffken for the first time in 2012, at the very first PIEPS Freeride Team meeting at the Stubai Glacier. when we all introduced ourselves to the group, she explained that she combines skiing and yoga. i immediately thought that this sounded like a great and fun idea.

Sonnia is originally from Munich and has been into outdoor sports since her childhood. due to a long-lasting back injury, she learned about the healing power of yoga. she is both a certified ski instructor and a certified yoga teacher, with year-long experience giving classes in both disciplines. since she knew about the great effects of yoga, she had the idea to wrap skiing and yoga up in a package, to offer her guests a holistic experience.
Sonnia makes sure that her campers are not only getting their yoga on in the evening in the cozy shelter of a hotel, she incorporates yoga exercises during the whole day, also on the mountain, in full gear.

this season, Sonnia will be offering various different camps (and you can always call-a-yogi anyway), but i would like to introduce one special camp:

Downhill Dog - Freeride & Yoga Camps by Sonnia Höffken - Flyer
Downhill Dog – Freeride & Yoga Camps by Sonnia Höffken

 

the “D O W N H I L L D O G Freeride & Yoga Camps 2015” – powered by SkiYo – feel the flow! ® will be taking place from january 16th until 18th in Ischgl-Paznaun, and will feature special guest Presslaber Melissa, professional freeskier / freeski mountaineer.

secure your spot to spend wonderful days with these two power-laden women!

or, alternatively, you may sign up for the DownhillDog Freeride & Yoga Camp La Grave, the date is March 17-21 2015.

Surf Camp Review: Planet Surf in Fuerteventura.

Planet Surf Camps

Planet Surf Camps

on the 4th of september, we had an early start into the day at 3am. while it was dark, we drove to the airport to catch our flights, first to madrid and then to fuerteventura. the target of our trip was corralejo, a small town in the north of the island, well-known as a place for vacations in a never ending summer. the temperatures hardly ever drop below 20 degrees and it only rains on about 20 days a year. this is also the reason why there’s only a minimal amount of plantation, making a big part of the island look like the sahara or how one would imagine the surface of the moon.

i had wanted to go to fuerteventura even before i started surfing, so when i got the invitation to come visit the planet surf camp on the island, i didn’t need to think about it for long. for sure i was going!
and there we were, rolling our hand luggage towards the gate at the airport. we both had managed to fit a long, thick wetsuit as well as booties and the most necessary clothing into small suitcases, so we were able to save a bit of money.
after two flights, we safely arrived at the airport in fuerteventura and caught the bus number 3 to puerto del rosario. there, we changed buses at the estacion del guaguas (terminal autobus station) and went to corralejo with bus number 6.
we didn’t know the right station to get off the bus, so we had to walk about one kilometer to the surfcamp.

now we know the way – instructions to get to the surfhouse:

if you get to corralejo, there’s a big abandoned building site to the right, get off the bus at the next roundabout after that and then walk straight ahead for about 3 minutes. after coming past a shopping center with a supermarket, take the first road to the left into a private apartment area. this is urbanicazion royal park and the surfcamp resides in the houses 7, 8 and 9. you’re welcome ;)

Foto 1
a part of the outdoor area at the surf house.

at the surfhouse, we were greeted by Nina, one of the teamers at that time. she gave us all the info we needed about the camp and our room.
next, we went to check out the town and get something to eat and then hung out at the house for the rest of the day.

Foto 3
one of the bedrooms at the surfhouse.

on the next day, we had our first surf session at el cotillo, which is a long beach break. we joined the beginner group, so surf instructor olly could check our surf level. we luckily made it into the intermediate course for the next week, horray!

Foto 2a
Foto 1a
surfing at el cotillo

we spent the weekend surfing in el cotillo on our own. planet surf allows you to borrow surfboards which are not used by courses on the current day for free, which is a good opportunity to get more sessions in, especially on the weekends where the surf instructors have their well-deserved days off.

Foto 5
time to load all surfboards onto the vans!

during the next week, we had a surf session each day with instructor marco from italy and were able to check out many different spots. on our last day, the waves were not good during our session in the morning, so olly thankfully squeezed us into another surf session in the afternoon so we could catch some waves before leaving.

 

about the planet surf camp surfhouse in fuerteventura:

  • the surf house is the meeting point for all surf course participants.
  • there is a big dining room, which features two small kitchens, where you can prepare all of your meals and also store groceries in cupboards and fridges.
  • every house has a terrace on the first floor, which enables you to spend a bit of quiet time.
  • the outdoor area features a swimming pool, a ping pong table, a barbeque, a pool table, a huge table for about 30 people, a pool table, a bar and some beds and bean bags for lounging.
  • in the garage you’ll find the board storage. soon, you will also find a few longboards and bikes to rent there.
  • the surf board quiver includes lots of soft tops for beginners, a few intermediate hard boards (bic boards and the like, old and new) as well as a selection of shortboards for advanced riders.
  • the surfhouse just moved into the new houses, so most of the furniture is brand new and the rooms have had a makeover. currently, some final touches are being made.
  • the surfhouse is aimed towards younger people, so of course there will be a bit of partying. usually it was quiet at the house by 1am the latest, because the staff is making sure that it’s not too loud too long and send people to the bars in town instead (“everybody get out, get out, get out! we’re going to banana bar!”). if you’re more keen on getting a good night of sleep in, try to book a room not next to the dining area in the main house. also, maybe bring earplugs. i have to say i’m a bit sensitive to noise and i prefer to go to bed rather early, because i want to be able to surf properly during my holidays, but i never was deprived of sleep by noisy party people. it’s not like ballermann in your room ;)
  • the surf lessons for the next day will be written upon a whiteboard each night.
  • the groups consist of 8 people maximum. this ensures that the surf instructors can take care of everyone in detail, to enable everybody to learn as much as possible and feel safe.

 

Foto 4a

 

my personal opinion of the planet surf camp surfhouse:

the surf instructors try to make it a great experience for everyone and the whole surf house team helps to make the most of your stay. the surf house is brand new and has a great price-performance ratio. there are many options for activities beside surfing, in the surf house as well as in corralejo and in fuerteventura in general.

if you prefer to have a more quiet holiday, you might be happier living at one of the various appartment options that planet surf offers and just joining for the surf course.

 

recommendations for fuerteventura:

  • find out at home what bus lines you might need to reach your desired spots. there are no line numbers to be found at the bus stations.
  • you are allowed to put surfboards into the baggage compartment of the buses, just make sure they don’t get damaged. if you give the bus driver a friendly wave after taking the surfboards out, he might even greet you goodbye with a honk. don’t be sad, only the little train gets two honks! ;)
  • get your hands on a surf spot map. it should be available at the surf shops in town and includes info about the best conditions to ride at each spot as well as a tide timetable.
  • if you want to rent a car for surfing in corralejo, go to autos hernandez. the other companies don’t rent to surfers. the best idea might be to check where you can rent a car for surfing before starting your trip and maybe rent a car at the airport already.
  • to get to el cotillo: if you go by car, you can keep driving until you reach the last part of the beach with a long, steep stairset leading down from the parking lot.
    if you go by bus (number 8 from the roundabout on the main street of corralejo), you can get off the bus at the first station directly after entering the town. it’s a 25 minute walk from there to the beach.
  • in case you want to spend a day just hanging out at the beach, you can walk to flag beach from corralejo, it will take you about half an hour and the sand beach there is a lot nicer than the rocky town beach. you will be able to see this beach when going to corralejo from the airport, it is next to the two big hotel buildings standing on their own shortly before corralejo.

 

some tips for vegans:

  • it might be good to know that there are hardly any savoury plant-based spreads available in corralejo. the spar in the big shopping center on the main street carries hummus, in hiperdinos you can get peanut butter chocolate spread and one vegan margarine. there’s a big variety of fruits and veggies available and some exotic fruits are even grown locally on the canaries like bananas and mangos. you should absolutely try those!
  • we found plenty of plant based milks in the supermarkets, even vegan yoghurt.
  • the best places to eat out were single fin (creative burgers, run by two friends from italy, with surfmovies being played on a screen outside the bar) and big wave (an italian restaurant with a huge variety of vegan toppings and nice waiters).
    aside from single fin and big wave, you might be able to get vegan options at the mexican restaurant as well as the indian restaurants.

 

-> http://www.planetsurfcamps.com/

Longboard Summercamp

the Women’s Longboard Camp Crew got together with the Flat Spot Stuttgart Skateshop to organize a Longboard Summercamp. it’s a camp for both females and males who are 16 or older.

it will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, from the 5th until the 7th of september 2014!

check out Fee Bücheler shredding on the flyer (pic by Nicole Fleck).

Longboard Summercamp 2014

Kripp Girls Camp by Die Bergstation

Melissa Presslaber

coming up this winter is a brand new freeride camp for women, organized by Die Bergstation, the Kripp Girls Camp. it is going to take place at one of Austria’s finest freeride hot spots, the Krippenstein next to the Dachstein.

of course the two Die Bergstation bosses Stephan Skrobar and Peter Perhab aren’t going to guide a camp aimed at ladies alone, they have engaged tyrolian freeski and no-matter-the-discipline mountaineering badass Melissa Presslaber to be part of the whole gig.

Melissa Presslaber

this is your chance to ride interesting terrain with one of the most outstanding women of the freeride scene, and on top of that, stay at the Lodge on the Krippenstein for 2 nights.

sign up now to secure your spot!
-> Kripp Girls Camp

Rubicon Girls BMX Camp 2014

Girls BMX Camp - Kayley Ashworth

the Rubicon Girls BMX Camp 2014 is starting soon – located near Birmingham, UK, it will take place from the 28th of july until the 1st of august and it will feature one of the top female bmx riders, Kayley Ashworth!

you will be visiting different parks to ride and get the chance to learn from the pros!

Girls BMX Camp - Kayley Ashworth

 

here’s a video of last years camp:

find all the info here:
-> http://www.camprubicon.com/girls-bmx-camp-2014/

also check out the girls rubicon website for more stuff about the female bmx, skate, scooter and inline scene:
-> http://www.rubicongirl.com/

girls skate camp at woodward tahoe with the hoopla team, supported by the girls skate network and mahfia tv.

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3 important supporters of female action sports are teaming up this summer to give you the opportunity to attend a girls skate camp at woodward tahoe and meet pro skaters like samaria brevard, mimi knoop or alana smith!

the camp will be taking place from june 29 until july 5.

doesn’t that sound ace? you can even get 50$ off and a chance to win goodies from hoopla, if you use the promo code “hoopla2014” when registering.

secure your spot now!

 

more info & registration:
-> http://www.woodwardtahoe.com/skateboard-summer-camp/skate-program.html

the organizers:
-> http://hooplaskateboards.com/

-> http://www.girlsskatenetwork.com/

-> http://mahfia.tv/