Roberts Blog

It was a go: the Red Bull Storm Chase. This time in Ireland. Wind Force 10, insane high waves and the best and most radical wave surfers of the moment, gusts up to 130 km/h. That means: very impressibve images. [Read...]

.Photo of: Red Bull Storm Chase 2019.

Nico Prien also has a very useful vlog about sail trim. Good summary of the main trim points of the sail. Also interesting for non competition surfers. [Read...]

.Photo of: Nico Prien: Slalom sail trim tips.

Nico Prien is one of the young PWA surfers. He often makes fun and instructive vlogs. Especially his technical vlogs are instructive. This one is about board trim. [Read...]

.Photo of: Good board trim tips from Nico Prien.

Very nice movie fromthe TWS Slalom training. Pierre Mortefon took a 360 camera and gives use a 360 view of how it is to do a full-on slalom heat. [Read...]

.Photo of: 360 degrees Slalom Training in Tenerife.

Finally a good prediction, WNW is perfect for the Grevelingendam. Used teh JP FSW 102 with Duke 5.9, In the begin hard gusts, later wind dropped of. Good afternoon, good to be sailing at the Grevelingendam again. [Read...]


Good weather predicted wind force 4 to 5, and a day off from work: surfing. Wind further south than predicted, and so nearly South, and so gusty. iSonic 117 with Daytona 7.3 and SLP-42 cm, later wind picked up, switched fin for the SLP 40cm. It was a very good day, lots of sun, but very gusty wind. Fine to get back on a free race/slalom set. [Read...]

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I had hoped for a nice day cruising for the first time surfing again. Today just bit more wind then desired. Took the 5.3 ice with the JP FSW 102. First time on the FSW 102, within a few meters already a chop-hop, first jibe: planing. Nice to be back on the board. Not ready for competition yet, but certainly with this kind of weather really enjoyable. [Read...]

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Just like 6 years ago windsurfing as Olympic sport was discussed. This time, without any problems, it remains an windsurfing Olympic. Material is going to change. More vendors, more sails and Foil as an option. Kiters are also Olympic, but in a mixed event. [Read...]

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For years, there has hardly been any innovation on extensions. The North Power XT exists since 2004. Now there is the NoerStick, really a new concept for an extensions. [Read...]

The rumors were there last week, but now there are photos of the 2019 photo shoots in Maui. Clearly a North Sails Super Hero, but then the 2019 model with a Duotone logo. [Read...]

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Last days sworked on updating by my blog page. It is responsive: suitable for mobile and desktop, support endless scrolling, added support for English etc. [Read...]

There's a rumor that Boards-and-More is going to lose the license to the name North Sails. Rumor is that they will continue under the name Duotone. Yet another brand that Boards-and-More is going to lose. [Read...]

It took very long this year, it's already mid-April, but the dates for the NK Slalom (Dutch Championship) are finally known. Sure enough, they did it again, its a bit of a mess. [Read...]

Home page was already responsive, but now also available in English. Also removed Twitter, I don't use Twitter anymore and also do not want Twitter to be able to follow my visitors. [Read...]

After 2 years, time to switch from PHP 5.6 to 7.2. PHP 7 seems to be a lot faster, and in the end I will have to switch anyway. [Read...]

Fall at home: upper en lower jaw broken. After a few nights hospital and a surgery, I back home. But will take many weeks before I can do everything again. No windsurfing, no training. [Read...]

23 degrees on 12 October, and wind, then you should go surfing. Unfortunately the direction SSE. Used the iSonic 127 with Warp 8.0 and Boss 44 cm The weather was great, wind just not strong enough. Good to known that I can still pump a board onto a plane, even though I'm not in top condition. [Read...]


10 degrees and 20 to 25 knots forecasted, top for an afternoon of surfing in January. Started with the Busca 34cm under the iSonic and the Warp 6.3. For the first time since my accident once again with the 6.3. Later took the Venom 32cm. Was a nice afternoon, sometimes very heavy. Was usefull, I train too little with the 6.3. It was not really cold by 10 degrees. [Read...]


(machine translated in 2018) From now (2018) go try everything in English writing, I hope more people can give information about surfing. Everything will not yet readily available, my website need to be adjusted. [Read...]