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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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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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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...]

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...]

(machine translated in 2018) Are you left handed? You use a mouse with your laptop? Then you recognize fixed the following problem: mouse removed from your laptop, click on the touchpad of your laptop gives context menu: sigh. The solution: EitherMouse [Read...]

First session of 2018, warmest January 24 ever: 13 degrees in Zeeland: delicious. Wind was less than the forecasted 35 kts. Took the Ice 4.7 with the JP FSW 84. Started 22.5cm center fin and 8cm thrusters. The 4.7 was bit to big, but with max trim it was alright. Also tried the MFC 24 cm Onshore. 2018 season has begun! [Read...]


Good WNW predicted, perfect for the Grevelingendam, wind was less then predicted, I was persuaded to Flauwe Werk. Attempt to sail with the JP FSW 84 with 25cm Freewave and 10cm thrusters. That did not go that easily. Looking back, the wind direction was not good at all for Flauwe Werk. Happy to have sailed a bit at Brouwersdam after that. [Read...]


Do you recognize this? Your Wifi becomes slow, Internet stops working. You power cycle your Wifi router and everything runs smooth again. Why not automate this? It can be done for a couple of euro. In this blog I explain how. [Read...]

Slalom training. Wind less then expected, sailed with the iSonic 127 and Warp 9.0. Tested different fins: Sonntag SL-P 46, 48cm and Busca 46cm. Usefull but cold afternoon, the SL-P 48 cm seems too big. Should spend some time to find a better trim need more pressure on my front foot. [Read...]


Wind direction a bit to little from the North for the Grevelingendam. Wind strength was varying a lot. Could do with only one sail, but used different fins to have a good range. Used the Duke 5.9 on the Synco 103 all day. It was a nice afternoon, many friends on the water, nice to see Bart again. [Read...]