Wind again south, seems not to want to turn southwest.
On the shore it seemed almost no wind, started with iSonic 117 with S-Type SL 8.3 and SL-P 46cm. That was in the gusts too big in the windholes too small. Tried the 44cm SL-P: slightly better. Wind increased, iSonic 101 with E-Type 6.6 and SL-X 36cm. That was good in the hardest gusts. Then the: iSonic 117 with S-Type SL 7.3 and SL-P 42cm, that was the best today, but still a lot of standing still.
These kind of days are rare in Zeeland. Even with this wind direction it is usually a whole lot better. [Read...]
Wind again too much from the south.
Started with: iSonic 117 with S-Type SL 7.3 and SL-X 43cm.
Wind slowly increased, some gusts very hard: SL-P 40cm packed.
Wind increased further: 7.3 Too large, rigged FSW 102 with Duke 5.9.
Wind dropped a lot in strength, sailed with the 7.3 again.
Nice sailing, but not really a great day. [Read...]
The whole afternoon a lot of rain predicted. Before the rain sailed with the iSonic 117, S-Type SL 8.3 and Busca 46cm. Lots of variation in the wind, happy with the variable outhaul. Sailed untill the showers came. In the evening, after the showers went to go surfing again: iSonic 117 with S-Type SL 8.3 and Sonntag SL-P 44cm. Nice sailing until the wind died. Several 490 masts tested. [Read...]
ZW 18 to 20 knots wind, nice day to test the S-Type SL 7.3 for the first time. Sailed the iSonic 117 with S-Type SL 7.3 and Z-Fins 42cm.
Was easy sailing and planing, sail did not feel like it pulled very hard, but did plane easily.
Great sailing. Wind pretty good, sailed until the wind was gone. Lovely sunshine. The S-Type clearly has a better low-wind through the deeper profile. [Read...]
ESE Wind predicted, never the best wind, but also 22 degrees and sun.
Nice day to try my new S-Type SL 8.3
Used the iSonic 127 with S-Type SL 8.3 and Boss 44cm. Jeroen was there too.
Chop was low, yet quite tricky. Wind varied a lot, shifting and gusty, and lots of windholes. Sailed a lot of rakes together with Jeroen.
It was delicious, sun, warm and wind, okay shifty gusty winds.
First time S-Type SL was nice. [Read...]
Good wind: SW and some showers predicted, wind was good, but all afternoon rain, from drizzle to real rain. All afternoon use the Ice 5.3. Sailed both the JP Freestylewave 102 and the SingleThruster 99, the latter both with and without thrusters. Great sailing. Ice 5.3 was top today. Was not so warm. [Read...]
Wind would increase in the afternoon. In the morning a lot of showers.
iSonic 101 with Crossride 6.6 and SLX 36cm
Waves/Chop were tricky, quickly grabbed the Busca 34cm, lot better.
Until the wind increased further, took my Single Thruster 99 with Duke 5.9 and Select 21/12cm. Better, but few good waves to jump or wave ride.
Was nice, but is a tricky spot. Saw a seal. [Read...]
Good prediction, from noon the wind would increase to 25 knots.
Started with the Ice 5.3: testing between the FreestyleWave 102 and SingleThruster 99. Sailed the SingleThruster 99 for the first time without thrusters: works very well. Wind increased, time for the Ice 4.7, so no more testing with the 100L boards, but delicious with the FSWF 84, used the K4 Rockets (18/12) under it. Looking for waves to jump and wave. Was a really lovely afternoon, very good wind, unfortunately no sun. [Read...]