How To Cheat Winter

The reigning queen of freestyle, Sarah-Quita Offringa shares how she is cheating a European winter on her latest blog post…

SQ in action

Right, let me start of by saying that I’m writing this from my home in Aruba. WHAT !? Aruba ?! You not supposed to be studying !? Yes I would have been… Until one rainy Monday morning 3 weeks ago I sat in the train, contemplating how I could cheat my way out of the coming winter.Of course that was wishful thinking. And after a long debate with myself I gave up and thought “You can’t cheat winter SQ “. Then, as I was arriving at my destination, Lightning struck: BAAAAMMM!!! And within the next 5 minutes the blueprint of SQ’s “winter cheating master travelling plan” was born.

So Short story short: I only need to complete3 more courses to get my bachelor’s diploma. One course is obligatory and won’t start until February. So If I just made sure to pass the 2 courses I was following, I could skip the next quarter and come back in february to finish that last course. Get it ? no ? Doesn’t matter! All you need to remember is that I’m on the loose until the beginning of February!

So after 3 weeks of balancing excitement with concentration (really, really hard task) I passed my classes and I could book my first ticket to Aruba.

Along with Xander Bogaerts( Aruba’s baseball playing hero at the moment!) I’ve been invited to receive and meet the new King and Queen of Holland who are visiting the Dutch islands. This is definitely a big honor!

After Aruba I’ve booked tickets to go to Jericoacoara, Brazil for about 10 days. Jeri was the first proper windsurfing trip I made back in 2009. So I can’t wait to get back there!I’ll be focussing on freestyle and wave jumps. But mostly I’ll be trying to get that samba down!

Then I’ll be off to Capetown for 5 weeks. I’ve been wanting to go forever so I decided now was the time to go. Wave sailing will be the order of the day but I’ve heard about some amazing freestyle spots. I’ve also heard about big bad babboons, sharks and good wine. Should be interesting..

Finally I’m heading over to SXM and then St. Barths for the St. Barths fun cup which will be held from 31st of January until the 2nd of February. Check out their website for more information:

Oh goody. Crazy good prospects!

For the full blog and more from SQ head on over to her website here.


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