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World Traveller: Markku Koski!

Oct 16 2006 / Monday

chillinMarkku's cold chillin'!

Here's a letter from Markku Koski himself!

So, the reason why we did this around the world trip was that the plane ticket to New Zealand was more expensive than an around the world ticket! So we just decided to have a couple more stops for the same price.

nzNew Zealand!

I went on tour with Miikka Hast and Janne Korpi from Finland. Anyway, we started off by flying to Singapore for a few days just to hang out and check out the city. It was really nice and clean. I'm pretty stoked on that place. Then we flew to NZ for the actual "trip." We just rode for a month and had a shoot with Quiksilver. Super fun times and everything was built perfectly at Snow Park, the resort where we rode.

BummerAlert! A week before the end of our stay in NZ I hurt my shoulder on a windy day on a jump. It wasn’t too bad though, but I couldn’t ride anymore.

drinkFeeling tropical?

Then we flew to Fiji for five days to chill out at the beach and surf. I’ve never been to such a hot place and it wasn’t even the hottest season.

After that we went to Hawaii for a week to surf there as well. We checked out some pipelines but the water stayed flat most of the time so we decided to stay at Waikiki, Honolulu. It was good but bad nightlife though, haha.


On the way back home we stayed in NYC for three days. I was stoked to check it out. We were full on tourists and checked out every corner of Manhattan. Went to a gig of this band “Raconteurs”. They are pretty good so you should check them out. We also tried to spot celebrities but all we saw was Usher and we were over that. It was time to go back home! Until next time...

- Markku

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