I decided to give it another try my luck and to compete with the worlds best.

The reasons why I want to compete is because I never really kite together with other girls in the waves (might sound weird but it's true), even tho I found myself confident to try compete,

I mean - I have nothing to lose, no pressure on me and the onother reason is because of my curiosity about how I could develop myself in "competitive way". I love competitions and games, and ofc to win.

So why shouldn't I do it?

Registration done - we where 14 girls registered and ready to battle for the title.

There is a single elimination and a double (also called - second chance).

In the women devision you compete 2 girls in one heat and the winner goes to next round, if you lose your heat you are out of the competition and have to wait until the "single elimination" is over before you get a second chance in the double elimination.

The wave - One Eye, is not only one of the most famous waves on this planet, its also one of the most difficult waves to kite. A big bonus is to spend a few weeks before the competition to train and get "used" to the wave. This wasn't possible for me since my brother got married just 3 days earlier and I only manage to get one session (in waves that was between 4-5m high, so can't really count that session) before i had my first heat.

I was in the first heat of the women, witch made me not have any time to "get a good look" how the wave was breaking or to know what to think of. I was up against a local girl Tatiana and lost my first heat.
Honestly I was quite sad and disappointed since I was out the competition and start feeling a bit of pressure since I knew that I had to perform in the doubles (second chance) to get a good results overall. But I was still happy with my performance overall for being my frist proper session at One Eye and only losing by less than 1 point!!!

I kited everyday and durring the breaks in between the heats I manage to get some more sessions to get more use to wave and the conditions. I started to feel more and more confident after each session and OH MAN what I love iiiiiiiitttt.

If not out on the water I was watching the rest of the girls out there. Asking Moona, the winner of the event (world champion) for tips and advices.

This picture is taking just before my frist heat the the "second chance" in the doubles.

My heat did not go at all as expected, I was really underpowered on my kite and after less than half of the heat I fell on a wave, got held under the water, the board hit my head and had to get rescued after my kite fell down in the water and I couldn't get my kite up in the air.

I thought it was it and a very sad Catharina was sitting on the boat in the way back ti the beach meanwhile I watched the other girl getting wave after wave out there.

I was really down coming in and was about to start packing together my kites when they told me i won my heat! What just happened?

I was a bit chocked and couldn't remember that i got any good waves ( The picture from above capture from my heat). But I did, I got two scoring waves and that was enough to make it into the next round.

The next morning it was my turn again to compete, I was up against the former world champion Jalou Langegree. I lost my heat and was struggling a bit in the light conditions, I still manage to get some nice waves and super happy overall with the results.

Ending up with a 9th place in the World championship and I have to say.. I'M SO READY FOR NEXT YEAR.

It's been the best experience and i'm so motivated to train harder until next year!

Thanks Global Kitesports Association for a great event, and to my family for all the love and support and to my boyfriend Stefan for coming with me and supporting me every moment and being the best ever!

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Oh hi you!

Yes, I'm a l i v e - And back home in Sweden too.

The reson to lack of updates have been because the horrible internet connection we been suffering from in Mauritius ;) Hehe. I don't know where to start but I will try making a few post about my expereince in the world championship, the unbelievable beautiful island and everything thing else that been happening :)

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Oh hey där!

Japp jag lever - och är tillbaka i Sverige också.

Bristen på uppdatering här på bloggen är pga. den värdelösa uppkopplingen på Mauritius. Näst intill omöjlig att ens ladda upp en bild på Instagram! hehe.

Jag har inte en aning om vart jag ska börja, men jag ska försöka mitt bästa för att summera min erfarenhet från att tävla i världsmästerskapet, den helt fantastiska ön och allt annat som hänt genom att dela upp de olika i flera inlägg.

/ 1. Sunset moment in my fav Marc O Polo sweat / 2. Coffee o clock / 3. Island getaway / 4. Palm leaves FranksayXHoldit / 5. A selfie a day... / 6. Le Morne / 7. Hello sweet heart - HERE / 8. HONEY / 9. Holdit moment /

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Good morning folks!

Last two days in Mauritius has been a blast! Yesterday I tried out a big wave here in Mauritius call One Eye! It was pretty massive and yesterday was 3-5m waves and 15s swell! Really cool to experience, it's been one of my biggest dreams in kitesurfing to be able to ride this wave and I'm very much looking forward to the next 10 days here in Mauritius and to try my luck in the world championship competition!

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God morgon alla vänner!

Det två sista dagarna här i Mauritius har varit helt magiska! Igår testade jag mig på att köra en utav de större vågorna, One Eye. Det var 3-4m vågor och 15s mellan swellen. Det har varit min dröm att kunna köra denna vågen så är riktigt glad att jag kom ut igår :)
Idag börjar världsmästerskapet här i Mauritius och jag ser fram emot att känna på hur det är att tävla och de närmsta 10 dagarna!

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Hi everyone!

I promise now I'm back! Jiiiiiiiz, had some pretty hectic days lately!!

My brothers wedding on Saturday was the best day ever, So happy to see my brother getting married to the love of his life Angelica! Cannot find words to describe this day! So magic!

Yesterday me and Stefan arrived to Mauritius! Update comes tomorrow! This place is unreal :)

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Sorry guys for a bit of a bad update here the past days! The reason is that yesterday we drove to Rättvik from Varberg witch is about 7 hours in the car, why? Yes because TOMORROW MY BROTHER IS GETTING MARRIED!

We have been fixing all day and I promosie I will share loads of pictures later on ❤️ now we off to sleep and then get up early tomorrow for the big day!
Can't wait!

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Sorry sorry för kass uppdatering här på bloggen senaste dagarna, anledningen är att vi har bland annat packat å fixat för att igår köra från Varberg till Rättvik i Dalarna, varför då kan man kanske undra! Jo för att IMORGON SKA MIN BROR GIFTA SIG!

Det känns helt banans! Fixat å donat hela dagen och massa bilder kommer snart men först ska jag njuta av morgon dagen till max ❤️

After rain comes... ;)

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Yesterdays cosy bike ride around my home town and a juice + acai at (the one and only) Juice & Yoga <3

/ adlink : phonecas, holdit HERE (psst donuts forget that you can order my own case design HERE and get 20% off by using Franksay20 in checkout ) /

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The otherday my Dad showed me and Stefans some of he's old cameras and films, I found two that I will start using a bit from now on, we have some different cameras today and I've been using my polaroid a lot! :)

Stefan had a extra film with him so we went to the harbour in Läjet to take some photos :)

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Här om dagen så visade Pappa mig och Stefan några av hans gamla kameror och lite filmer från när han var ung, eftersom dem inte kommer till användning så jag passade på att "låna" två stycken som jag tänkt börja ta med mig på resor och annat, jag har en polaroid kamera som jag tagit en massa bilder med så ska bli kul att börja fota med film :)

Stefan hade en extra film med sig så vi åkte ner till Läjet i lördags och testade lite :)

/ My Dad when he was around 18 /

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My friend Caroline send me this video a few days ago and I just watched it now, maybe some of you already seen it but I JUST HAVE TO SHARE IT!! (This is not a sponsored post or anything) just pure girl power <3

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This week as "blog of the week" here on nouw is leading to the end! I hope you guys still wanna follow me on my adventures ahead and don't forget to check out my instagram -> @franksay
Big thanks to Nouw for giving me this opportunity
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Min vecka som "veckans blogg" här på nouw leder mot sitt slut men jag hoppas såklart att ni vill fortsätta häng med mig på mina framtida äventyr både här på bloggen men också på instagram under -> @franksay
Sort tack till Nouw för denna veckan!
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New shoes from HM ( better late than never )
Perfect for Mauritius and when we're back in Spain
#newin

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