Saturday, August 24, 2013

NZ World Cup

On the 20th of August I had my first official training day for the NZ World Cup.  It was pretty bad weather , with not much visibility and a fresh layer of snow. Our second training day was cancelled due to lack of visibility and high winds. Comp day came around and everybody was embracing for the worst but god had heard our prayers and it was a sick sunny , blue bird day with no wind. The pipe was running awesome and we had 40 minutes of practice. It was good to finally get some of my tricks done in practice cause it was pretty hard to do them on our practice day. It was competition time and I put down a safety run without my backside 540. I was looking good so I was thinking up a run that could get me into semi's with my coach. Unfortunatley on my second run I lost all my speed on my 3rd hit and didn't have enough speed or height to do anymore tricks. I was really happy with the way I rode with the circumstance we were all put in leading up into the competition.

Now I get to go hang out and shred in Perisher. Bring on Finland!



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Day Off

Today was our first day off from training because the pipe is closed for the Ski World Cup. It was a nice day in Wanaka but Cardrona was on wind hold all day, so it was a good day to have a day off. I had a little sleep in then went out for breakfast with Amber and Biba, then we went to a cool little rest area around the lake and skipped rocks, made rock stacks and took heaps of photos for hours... we can home and hung out and just chilled for the rest of the day. Tomorrow is the opening ceremony and I am really excited cause we get free jet boat rides and i've never been on one of the thrill jet boat rides so it should be loads of fun. I will attach some photos from today!

Will post about it tomorro

xoxo Alex

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Flat Light and Flat Whites

I have been here in New Zealand for 5 days now, and the weather is always completely unpredictable here. This whole week the visibility has been horrible, but everyone has been working through it in anticipation for the World Cup. Tomorrow will be our last day of training before our  two official training days because the Ski World Cup is on.  Lets hope I get some good training in before the Comp starts.

Post soon :)


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Donnica Clarke Foundation

Last Night I went to the Donnica Clarke Foundation Fundraiser. It is an annual event and unfortunatley since I have been a scholarship holder I haven't been able to attend. Donnica Clarke was a inspirational young girl who loved sports and life but was tragically taken to early. The fundraiser helps athletes all over the Central Coast who are striving for big things. Last night was a fundraiser to raise money for the foundation so more athletes can receive grants. It was an amazing night, it was jungle themed. There was a fire breather/ dancer and a amazing band who played throughout the night. It was filled with auctions , speeches and lots of dancing. It was so much fun dancing to all the old classics my parents listen to and luckily made me listen to so I know all the words. I met all the other athletes and had an amazing night so thank you to Anthony and Kerrie Clarke and the rest of the crew from the Foundation for helping me and throughing such a special night.
If anyone wants to check out the Donnica Clarke Foundation or donate, the website is

Till next time,


p.s I am off to New Zealand tomorrow :)