On Saturday and into the night heavy storm, windforce 7 / 8.
On Sunday rain had stopped, wind dropped to wind force 6. Nice moment to go surfing. Started with the JP FSW 102 and Ice 5.3, unfortunately the wind had dropped. Took the iSonic 101 with Crossride 6.6, Wind was back, so took the Ice 5.3 again.
Was good, was not very cold, lots of sun to warm the wetsuit. Unfortunately, relatively flat water. Very happy with this winter session. [Read...]
Once again full on with the Daytona, together with Jurjen, see who is fastest: Me! Used iSonic 117 with Daytona 7.3 and Z-Fins 42cm.
Was a long good session. A lot of kilometers made, good training.
Certainly not cold yet. [Read...]
East wind, never my favorite, had worked a bit too hard last week, so went to clear my head, some cold fresh air might help.
Good wind at the Grevelingendam. Used the iSonic 117 with Warp 8.0.
Nice sailing today, certainly not cold. Took it nice and relaxed today. Unfortunately wind dropped too early, I had wanted to continue a bit longer. [Read...]
For the first time since my accident back on sea.
Wind was much more South than I had hoped.
Unfortunately, the wind was not with us. Used JP FSW 102 with Duke 5.9.
Nice to get back on the sea. Unfortunately, the wind direction to South and took the wind. [Read...]
First day after the summer time ended: tempetaure dropped to 8 degrees, NE wind. Wind was good at the Grevelingendam. iSonic 101 with Crossride 6.6 with SL-X 36 and S10 37cm.
Was nice to get a fresh head after a night partying.
For a NE wind, it was nicely constant. [Read...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]