Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Junior Freestyle Camp in Torhamn 2016

I'm back home from Torhamn after the coaching experience of a lifetime!

Before I get into my impressions, let me start you off with some fun facts: We had epic 22+ knot conditions all weekend with more than 20 hours on the water in just 3 days, and a team of 19 juniors that absolutely shattered their comfort zones, taking their riding way past the next level.

With this 2016 instalment of the Junior Freestyle Camps I'm about halfway into my fourth season of full time windsurf coaching, and I can tell you that it's a pretty rare sight to see a whole groups of kids go from barely being able to hold on to their sails one day, to ripping fully planing runs in the foot straps and launching airs on the next. Then add the fact that the already advanced young adults and teenagers learnt and landed their first Forward Loops, Grubbys and Flakas riding side by side with these kids. And, I was fortunate enough to be in the middle of this doling out high fives. That's one for the books right there.

I would also like to emphasise that Torhamn is such an incredible spot, with the most dedicated and genuine people working so hard to maintain the opportunities for the local youth to surf and have fun together, even without any outside help. Thanks for letting me be a part of your incredible community. Can't wait to see all of you again next year!











Monday, July 4, 2016

[Video] GOAT be Chillin' - Erik Håkman on Bonaire


Enjoy this fresh new full length freestyle edit with the latest action filmed on Bonaire 2016!

GOAT be Chillin: 2 months of hard work, 6 new tricks, hours of filming with Kuma Movie, and a hook up with Curacao rapper Becholize for the soundtrack.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

2016 Winter Traning on Bonaire

Just returned from another season on Bonaire! Best season so far (as usual)!

Landed a full time job teaching Physical Education at an international school in the western region of Gothenburg shortly after the final freestyle camp last summer. Cold temperatures and a slight shift of focus forced me to take a nearly 6 month long break from windsurfing.

However, come March I was back in the game yet again - with a two month leave of absence in front of me, a whole new set of Starboard Windsurfing and Avanti Sails gear in the bag, and the kind of motivation only a long hiatus can stir up, it was time to return to Bonaire for 2 months of all out freestyle action.

The new moves were many and not far between. Chachoo combos, the Voquech, Flaka combos, the Air-Bob... The list goes on.

Below is a small taste of footage that I stashed away from all the incredible sessions I went through over the course of these two months. Head over to MY INSTAGRAM @ErikHakmanS1988 for the full scoop!

/Erik






Saturday, August 29, 2015

Straight Outta Fiskeback™ Freestyle Clinic 14-16/8, 2015

Good times rollin at the Straight Outta Fiskeback™ Freestyle Clinic two weekends ago. 19 riders from all over the country had three days worth of awesome light and strong wind freestyle sessions in the Shitbay waters. The last days was topped off with a Light Wind Freestyle Competitions, part of the Straight Outta Fiskeback™ Freestyle tour. Local riders Anton Öqvist and Becka Ohlsson took first and second place respectively.

If you missed this years edition I've got you covered, the tour will be back on for 2016, bigger and better than ever.