You surf the legendary wave "Jaws" on Maui - both with the Tow-in-Board and with the pure power of paddling. The pictures are breath-taking and the respect from the surf scene is according. But then you can also be seen on a foil board in a small river wave in Austria - completely without meter-high water walls and adrenalin. How does it fit together?
It's a good match. Even though, frankly, nothing gets to the adrenaline rush you get in Jaws. And yes, of course it is always hard to accept that this flash is not available every day. Therefore, it is important to be able to enjoy the basics, to savour it, to stay fit and to keep mentally and physically in shape for the next big day.
The surfing scene has the reputation of being quite sceptical about material innovations or even interdisciplinary thinking. Whether Shortboard, SUPs or Foil boards: Water sports enthusiasts often define themselves through their own small niche...
On the other hand, what matters most to me is what I personally want to feel on a wave and make possible - in the end, I always remain true to myself. Accordingly, I have little interest in being told what I can and cannot do in and on the water. As long as you don't hurt or put anyone in danger, it's perfectly okay to pursue your very own approach to surfing. The place for that is definitely there. And I also live the approach on land. Although most of my life happens in the water, I still enjoy mountain biking, snowboarding and skateboarding. They only have to line up at the back - if the waves are good.