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Wind forecast was good, but cold and rain predicted. On the day itself rain turned out to be not too bad, so went anyway. Went to Botenhelling, used the JP FSW 84 Pro with the Ice 5.3 and 23 cm fin. No too cold. I missed the warm dressing room of Kabbelaarsbank. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Everyone Merry Christmas. All surfers who do not have too many obligations and so these days can sail: have fun. It looks nice for Christmas, well likely is on beautiful wind and not too cold at Christmas. [Read...]

After a week of storms but not time because of work, there was wind on Saturday. Used the iSonic 121, Warp 7.8 and Deboichet SL2 42cm fin. Praticed on gybing, used the buoys in the water. It was cold, but not cold, but very tiring. The Sun was nice. [Read...]

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With a mountain bike through the mud is fun, but with a motor it is hilarious, look at the following images. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) I have changed it to my blog, now I can pictures etc easier include in my blog. I'm going to extend this even further that I can add also markup. Also I have some added for surf-surfing day photos, if I put a post on my blog, and I have pictures of that day the first 5 photos directly in my blog. That I will go out with movies. [Read...]

3rd days windsurfing in a row, and that in November, rare. Surfed at de Grevelingendam. In the beginning lots of rain and hard gusts, after the rain the wind dropped a bit, and the Sun started to shine. Nice day, sailed with the 5.3 and 5.9 on the JP 84. Took it easy after 2 days full power slalom. Winter may begin, I need a few days rest. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Alain, a surfer friend of mine has tried to a spray can blue paint to warm up in a kettle ... [Read...]

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Increasing wind predicted, up to wind force 7, SW, so: De Punt. Sailed with Jurjen Marius and Menno. Wind was a lot less then predicted. Menno went out with 6.7, he could plane easily. So rigged the Warp 7.0. Practiced gybes. PR on the NauticalMile: 51.67 km/h average. Good slalom pratice. Today my good winter suit and winter shoes, this time no cold feet. [Read...]

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Finally some good southwest wind. Took a day of. Sailed the Isonic 111, Warp F2009 and C3 Venom 38 cm. First time with the Venom 38 cm under this set: better than the SL2, less nervous than the SL4. Jibing also went better. After 2 hours wind died out! It was nice to be back on the water. Jibing went pretty damn good, speed in the harder gusts was good. Nice! [Read...]

I wanted to go to Kabbelaarsbank, but winds was good at Grevelingendam. Surfers were plaining with 7.5. Started: iSonic 121 en Warp 7.8, wind gone. Switched to GT85 with R-Type 9.5 in gusts even big, but wonderful, could plane all the time. It was grey, wind was minimal. Next time I drive to the cost again with N/NO wind. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) First day of November, blue skies, light breeze. Perfect to do some new light stuff to try. So time to my Warp F2011 8.6 to rig with my Platinum 215 and a few 60 cm fins test. There was little wind, could planing, but at times it was on my toes, later took the wind something. Sailing felt nice light, boom good thin. 3 Fins hazards: Drake R13 60 cm, C3 D2 60 cm and Select Ultra 60 cm. Wind was light today, but it was nice and warm, perfect test day. Warp like it well. About the fins I am not out yet, I need more testing. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) Nice wind and weather forecasts and I had a free day, super. After getting my RAM F9 at the sail maker by going to the Kabbelaarsbank. It looked good out there, a lot of planing surfers and clear blue sky. Not at all cold. Warp Warp 7.8 F2011Na just talk my rigged, beautiful day to my newly bought F2011s once Warp test. Started my iSonic 111 under it, but because the wind was very soft from finally switched on my newly purchased iSonic 121. That went better, but wind continued to off so have to stop. Was a nice day, little little wind, but with its Sun was really enjoying it. [Read...]

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(machine translated in 2018) Lots of Select SL7/RS7's get problems with a disengage base. Peterman has a nice article transferred. I have been given in 2009 a RS7 49 cm where the base apart from was. I have a 41 cm. This weekend I was the garage to clean it up and I found old base. I have always just made photos, instructive. That I wanted you guys don't remember. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Peter Hagan, himself a very faster slalom/speed surfer has a nice piece written for speed surfers who want to be faster. He also has a few other toppers (80 km/h) asked how are top speeds. [Read...]

As a former baseball player, I like to watch some games on TV. Baseball is, for me, an attractive game to watch. Our dutch team is not one of the worst teams, but now have achieved the highest possible: world champion. [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) The 4th day in 6 days. Time to take it easy. For the Grevelingendam something to South so boats slope. Delicious with JP FSW 4.7 with 84II Ice hazards. Just really fine water to sail. Still ff with the GPS behind stones in Herkingen hazards: 60.4 km/h [Read...]

(machine translated in 2018) Right after the last heats of the last regiocup of this year we had an award ceremony. I was 2nd in the Silverfleet. In addition, I called and officially invited for next year Goldfleet and NK. Afterwards there was an error in the results and turned out I 4th. [Read...]

Increasing wind predicted with changing direction, not the best for a competition. A total of 10 heat sailed, I won the first 9, easy. The last heat I had a bad start and Ko and Andrea sailed very well, so I became 3rd. With 9 wins and 2 heats deduction: 1st today. It is becoming very clear that I no longer belong in the Silverfleet and will sail in the Goldfleet next year. [Read...]