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EBUC 2019 – European Beach Ultimate Championships

EBUC 2019 is here! I representing Spain in the Mixed Masters division. We’ve come together in Portimão, Portugal to compete with the best Europe has to offer!

Today was day three, check out some highlights from yesterday:

Tomorrow (Thursday, May 9, 2019) our game vs France will be on the official live stream at 10:50 am local time in Portugal. You can find it here: http://live.ebuc2019.org/

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Fruits of our Labor

One of our favorite things about our new house is the small backyard we have, including a small area of earth, just big enough for a little vegetable garden.

An assortment of goods

  • Carrots
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Lemons

Rainbow Chard

Special thanks to my mom who helped us plant this winter crop while she was visiting.

Here it is! The patch on the left is the garden, and fruit trees on the left.

Some of it was turned into a yummy yellow veggie curry!


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Spanish Championships Beach 2019

We had an amazing time, as always in Castelldefels, just outside of Barcelona, for the Spanish Beach championships.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to defend our title from last year, due to some untimely injuries and poor play in our quarterfinal vs Quijotes from Madrid, but no it is always a pleasure to share the field with Corocotta!

You can find full results at ulti.info!

Keep training, and we’ll be ready for next year!

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Dr. Sand Mr. Grass 2019

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

March 15-17, 2019

Our team: Winds ‘n Roses

Spirit Champs!

Full results can be found on https://ulti.info/40761

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International Women’s Day in Bilbao

Last Friday was International Women’s Day, and there is no place that does it bigger than Bilbao. One of the things that I love about this place is how socially active everyone is. There are many causes that people hit the streets for: ensuring pensions don’t disappear, labor rights, and on this day, women’s rights.

For all of the demonstrations, or manifestaciones that I have witnessed in Bilbao, there is none quite like the #8M, or the eighth of March. Just check out how packed the streets were.

And of course, there was some amazing signage:

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Sabe a Mixta 2019

This tournament took place Feb 23-24, 2019 in Valencia, Spain. I played with the Spanish Mixed Masters National team. We had a great tournament coming in 5th place overal, and the top masters team there.

After beating the 2015 world champions in the 5th place game, we decided to pose for a picture:

Congrats to all of my teammates for a hell of a tournament!


For full standings, go to ulti.info, which is a side project of mine.

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Saturday Stroll Through Armintza

We woke up a few Saturdays ago without a plan, and said, what should we do today? We ended up in beautiful Armintza. It wasn’t a sunny day, and even rained a bit, but we still had an amazing time! I feel so lucky to live so close to the ocean! 

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Local “Pelota Mano” (Handball) Championships

We recently had the pleasure of attending the local “Pelota Mano”, or “Handball” championships. Now this isn’t like the Handball you watch in the Olympics, this is Basque style handball.

It is played on a court similar to Racquetball, but much bigger, and only has two sides. You can read more about the rules from Wikipedia.

This was the local championships for Berango, the small town outside of Bilbao where I live. Check it out:

First was the double’s final
Followed by the Single’s final

Be sure to watch those videos with the sound on, because the sound the ball makes when it hits their hands is almost the same as when it bangs against the wall. Check out what their hands look like afterwards:

And of course, a picture with the winner! 😊🏆