I was getting really feed up with editing for the past month and it is clearly not a good time for this… but south winds and Adriatic sea really came my way!
We still had some heats to run for JugoMajstr, so the comp was set for Thursday. But it looked kind of doable also a day before, so we went for a little “mind off, wax on” getaway.
First day we got pretty big, mushy waves and it was all about power and speed… a little sketchy at times, but after a week of webcast from 5-8ft at Sunset, Hawaii, it felt so good to get some heavy rides (and wipeouts of course, hehe).
Second day we ran the contest in the morning and got a super fun glassy session after… I managed to check second option for the POV shots from water (first time I got a bit unlucky, remember) and got the best wave count in a single session ever, no joke! Click for more pics…
So tired, yet so pumped to get back on the Untouched project… stay tuned!
Pleasure Jam is always exhausting and I planned to get some quality rest… until I realized I am competing in JugoMajstr semifinals today!
It was not the best conditions, I guess we all thought it is going to be a lot bigger, but whatever, you don’t get to surf in Adriatic that often. I decided to get some water footy while in contest, just to combine work and fun… never hurts to stock some Medulin footy, hehe.
Jugo Majster is an annual surf contest, where slovenian waveriders get together, tell stories about summer trips and enjoy some “competitive” heats.
While the conditions are super hard to tell, the waiting period stretches over few months, but November holidays always bring some days in the water. Thursday was the first day we tried to make it happen, but it all turned into a layday. Winds were simply to strong to keep the faces standing, let alone to get a fair heat for everybody. Everybody got to freesurf, so nothing was lost basically, hehe.
I wanted to leave early, but Katja convienced me to take a quick peek at Barbariga. Good call, I got one of the top three sessions in Adriatic and still returned home before dark!
Click below for the video report from Medulin and keep checking the forecasts…
Every year Ujusansa organizes slovenian national championships in surfing, called the JugoMajstr a.k.a. Master of the South winds. It takes place in Medulin, Croatia, which is a little strange for “nationals” to be held in foreign country, but for Slovenian surfers it is the closest surfbreak, like it or not.
The first one was in 2006 and it was basically a soul session of few guys, yet in past few years the slovenian surf community grew to a point where we have more than forty competitors applying, some also from Austria, Hungary and even Brazil. It got a little bit serious, a bit better organized and maybe even a bit more fun, while you get pretty much all your surfer friends in one place for a day or two.
Medulin is a good break, yet it works mostly in winter time, thus the late season call. We call it cold winter classic, because booties and hoddies are sort of mandatory to last more than an hour in the lineup, haha.
The teaser below is from last year, but anyway, you can get a pretty good picture what we are hoping for… more info about the competition here…
After some intensive snowboard filming (5 shootings in 3 days, damn), strong southern winds gave as a nice looking forecast for the annual slovenian nationals in surfing, Ujusansa Jugo Majstr. No filming for me, just a relaxed session, i kinda forgot that we were even competing. Soul contest haha!