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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry X-Mas!



I wish you all a Merry X-mas!
Snow is here in AUstria!
So enjoy the snow- or the waves whereever you are!
And all the best for 2011!
ULI


Sunday, December 5, 2010

STUFF FOR SALE!!!

Hi!

Winter- and summerstuff for sale!!!
If you are interested in something please send me an email for further information!!
Thanx and have a good start into the winter!!
ULi

Ezzy Sails 2010, Wave Panther, red

used but in good condition: 3.7m, 4.2m, 4.7m
NEW: 3.3m
200-270 Euro



Ezzy Sails Wave Panther 2009
used: 3.3m, 3.7m ( 220-240,- Euro)


LORCH OXYGEN Wave 2008, 60L, + Straps, used - good condition


LORCH OXYGEN Wave 2008, 73L, +Straps + Fin, NEW!!! originally packed!!


LORCH OXYGEN Wave 2007, 75L, used, but like new! +Straps + Fin


DAKINE WAVE HARNESS T3, Size S + small hook, used


ATOMIC SKI - METRON 8.2, 2008, 162cm, 127*76*115cm, 11m Radius + NEOX Bindung, used - in great condition


ELAN "VERTIGO" 154cm, Boardercross- Freeride Board, NEW!!


LORCH SNOWBOARD "Advanced", 152cm, FReeride, NEW!


O´NEiLL Snowboardclothing!! NEW!!
Different Jackets and trousers. Size S-M, ( 36-38), NEw, if interested ask for more info
here Explore Jacket, M, NEW, 20.000 Waterproof


Northwave FReestyle Boots, Size 37 ( MP 245), New


FURTHER STUFF:

WINDSURF:
-Lorch Oxygen 2008-67l very used,
-Harness lines, -Extensions, -Fins,.....

SNOW:
-Helmets,
-new different BOLLE Goggles, here: Modell SHOWTIME

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Back from the Indian Ocean and Madagaskar




Hey everybody!

When I had to bike down to university some days ago, I had to wear gloves, a beanie, a winterjacket...Coming back home into my little cosy flat there were 5 cm of snow in my garden...
Well, I guess it is time to write a little summary of my travels this summer, which seem to be soo far away already- although it is only five weeks ago that I came back.

To sum it up, it was one of my best summers!! I had an unreal time! Great people, GREAT friends, soooo much laughter, nice sessions on the water and exciting new experiences.



I spent a month in Mauritius from where I continued for another 5 weeks to Madagaskar. My first trip to that forgotten jewel in the Indian Ocean!
Madagaskar- one of the richest countries I´ve ever visited regarding the diversity of the landscapes, the richness of its mineral and natural resources, its sealife, the surfing spots and the cordiality of its population.




Our Crew: Heidi, Tom, Stefan and me


Pic St. Louis in Fort Dauphin




All that making it hard to believe that it is one of the poorest countries in the world! -And I mean really poor! In the south children go to sleep in the evening without having eaten more than cactus-fruits during the day, if Daddy didnt catch any fish.





They don´t have a pullover to wear if a cold-front from the southwest (with big swell) is hitting the coastline, and they only get shelter under their night blanket which they wrap around their body. To be honest - as touched as I was in the beginning, as fast I got used to that picture. Quite shocking!!
Well, it is true for us it looks like people are not that unhappy. They smile- a lot more often then you see people smile in our countries.
But maybe having that point of view is also an excuse for me, because I cannot change their situation.
Because to be honest-it is really Fu...up if you go to bed hungry in the evening- and not because you wanna loose weight!!! - Here in the western world people are suffering from metabolic syndrom and diabetes...and our health systems spends millions for the consequences. This thought just blows my mind!!!
Sometimes it made me feel quite bad to travel in such a poor country just for the search of new waves...I couldn´t help questioning our whole system, the system of this world, the global economy, the corruption in those countries,....well I know too little to have even an idea for a solution.
But maybe in the future I have the possibility to help a little if I am gonna work for an NGO as a doctor...who knows where life will guide me..

The government sells the right of using their country to foreign mining companies far too cheap (corruption!!)
and all they give back to the country is corruption, criminality, drugs, prostitution, syphilis and HIV..
In the long terms education is the only way they have a chance. The analphabetism- rate is over 30%!!
Madagaskar has no government since two years. The Departments of Foreign Affairs of many countries have issued travel warnings since that time. So even the income from tourism totally minimized. In 5 weeks the only white people we met, was one Italian couple, five people from Reunion, and another five from Southafrica. Well great for us- and the amount of waves we cought- but a drama for the population.


Uli surfing in Lavanono

The locals built supercute lovely wooden huts near the surfspots - all empty now!
But people have a totally different religion than we do, also depending on their tribe and their ethnic group (18 different ones!). They don´t value life as much as we do. In their relgion, (animism, natural religion) life after death is the one that counts!
Our way of " securitiy- thinking" is absolutely not understandable for them. They live for the moment. Somehting great to learn!!




Well, I could go on to philosophize now...
But I guess you are more interested in a Surf report.
In the near future we are going to publish travel stories in different magazines,- so be a bit patient.
You will read there everything about all the spots we visited in the South- and Westcoast of Madagaskar:
The millions of spots in Fort Dauphin, the loneliness in Lavanono, Itampolo, our boattrips in Anakao, the outside reefs in Tulear....

Stay tuned!!
And all of you- Have a nice winter!!!!

ULI


The girls with their guide Tsilavo ;-)))






Heidi


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Tom


Stefan


ULi

Saturday, August 21, 2010

News from Mada

Hi!

I am trying to upload some pics since hours....
yeah, connection is not the fastest here- but I don´t miss the internet...
"Mora Mora" is the quote for here!!! Slowly slowly...
Well i am pretty relaxed.
We have been to a spot in the very south of madagaskar the last ten days.
Living in a wooden hut 10m from the beach, the waves in front of us, only a little african village in the back....
Great time with good friends...Tom Hartmann and Stefan Richt. Great guys!!
We scored 2 really biig windsurfdays, then the wind was gone and surf was up...
Now i am back in fort dauphin, the boys will leave and a another girl is arriving..
then we have a girls trip only...
travelling all the way through southwest mada , and then back until tana...thats the plan
Let´s see...
MORA MORA!!





Friday, August 6, 2010

Continuing the journey!

Hi!

Until now I had a great month in Mauritius!
All different kinds of conditions, wave, wind, no wind, rain, surf...
All great!
Tomorrow I will start the adventure and continue to Madagaskar.
I am totally excited!!
Hang on for news!!
All the best,
ULi



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Some shots from the Indian Ocean

Hi!
Since nearly two weeks i am spending again some great times here with friends in the Indian Ocean.
Just bought the Go Pro Cam before leaving and trying it out now...still didn´t find perfect positions for the cam..but here the first shots...
Have a nice summer!
Uli



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Maui Spring 2010

Hi!

Finally here some pictures from my trip to Maui this spring.
We scored some really goood days, some really rainy and cold days and some sightseeing days.
Always good to be back there!!

This spring was pretty busy for me. Lot of studies, now I am nearly finished with medicine, just saving some smaller exams for fall...not to be forced to start working to soon...;-))
Another education training has started for the pharmacy stuff as well...not really liking it.. and it made my drive between Innsbruck , Linz and Vienna many times..
I finally have to make decisions now!!

Well, but first of all....it is summer!
This summer I have a great trip planned....to some undiscovered spots...Will keep you updates!

Have a nice summer!!
ULi










Monday, May 31, 2010

Selling equipment!!

Hi there!

I am selling a lot of my stuff....
It is all in good condition, mostly one year old..

please contact me if you are interested or if you need further information or if you want pics at:
Uli.hoelzl(at)gmx.at

- LORCH OXYGEN 73L, NEW, 2008
-LORCH OXYGEN 75L, used, 2007
- LORCH OXYGEN 67L, used 2008
- LORCH OXYGEN 59L, used 2008

-Ezzy Panther Wavesails from 2009
3.3m, 3,7m, both nearly new!

- DAKINE : Waveharness T3, Woman , Topmodell, Size: S

- CAMaro Wetsuits: Size S, or 38
Longarm, shortarm Steamer 3-4mm
Shorties

Have a good start into the summer!!
I hope it is finally getting warmer!!

Uli

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Winter 2010..some memories

Hi!

I know it is a little bit late and i am a bit lazy updating the blog...
...but sometimes memories are the best!

This winter was not the greatest, but definately "it had its moments"..
Good friends, some great powder days, some nice hiking..

AND - Thanks again to my Sponsors for their support!!

Lorch, Dakine, O´Neill, Bolle, Ezzy, Camaro!!

I wish you all a great summer!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010