Roberts Blog

Wind again too south for the best winds. Sailed with Jeroen and Jurjen at Kabbelaarsbank. Doubted for a long while what to rig, eventually choose the iSonic 117 with S-Type SL 7.3. Wind was south, so gusty. 7.3 wasn't bad, in the gusts I could easily plane with the 7.3. In the wind holes Jurjen also stood still with 9.3, so the 8.3 might have helped a bit, but certainly not everything. Was especially nice cruising. With 11 to 12 degrees and no sun a little chilly. [Read...]

Wind again to south, no rain, went to Blokkendam together with Jurjen. Sailed with the FreestyleWave 102 and Banzai 5.3. Water was pretty flat, only occasionally a low steep wave. That was a lot of fun jumping. Hardly any waves for waveriding. Very impressed with the 5.3 in minimum trim. Today somewhere in the middle between the sandbar and the beach, I fell into the water, I could stand there: 1.5 meters deep during low tide: bizarre. Sailed until the wind was gone. Nice day, not really a wave day, more freeride, but dry and not cold, and wind not too gusty. [Read...]

.Windsurfing photo TODO..Windsurfing photo TODO..Windsurfing photo TODO..Windsurfing photo TODO.

In the afternoon wind, in the morning rain, so was at the dam around 13:30. Sailed with the FSW 84 and Banzai 4.2 with different fins. Today rigged the 4.2 on the CAAS mast. Wind came straight from the south, as always not the best wind for the Blokkendam, going out sometimes nice waves to jump and to inside some waves for nice back-wind wave riding. Wind turned slowly to SW, jumping was often good over both directions. Sailed until I was completely done. Great afternoon, lovely sailing. Pretty good conditions, warm, only the wind direction was not perfect and therefore gusty. [Read...]

.Windsurfing photo TODO..Windsurfing photo TODO.

Sailed with Martijn and Jeroen at Kabbelaarsbank. Sailed with JP FreestyleWave 102 with Banzai 6.0. Nice freemove session, bit of jumping, lang runs to the other side of the lake. Wind was turning a lot, it was gusty. It was especially pleasant to sail with some friends again. [Read...]

.Windsurfing photo TODO..Windsurfing photo TODO.

Today southwest wind predicted the best direction and also slightly more than Tuesday. Sailed with the JP FSW 84 and Banzai 4.2. At first not many waves, but when the tide came up the waves also increased. I could jump both ways. It was really enjoyable. Especially when the wind was exactly southwest and the waves got better. Sailed until I was completely empty. Extra bonus: Watched the release of a couple of Seal pups at the Gorsje. [Read...]

.Windsurfing photo TODO.

I had to go home on time, so early (10 hours) in Zeeland. Winds would turn from south to west around 11 a.m. and increase. Started with the Ultimate Wave 94 with Banzai 4.7. Wind still minimal, so sail at minimum trim. Water was very flat, so really boring with the UW, so took the FSW 102. Wind minimal, until a heavy shower came over. After that, the wind quickly increased and waves also came. Good time to test the UW 94 again. Obviously not comfortable yet on the UW 94. So took the FSW 84, but it just turned out to be tricky conditions. Not the best conditions. [Read...]

Decreasing wind, on arrival, surfers where still planing with 5.0, so started with JP FSW 102 with Banzai 5.3. 6.0 would have been better. Water very flat. Wind decreased a lot, so switched to iSonic 101 with e-Type 6.6. Sometimes the 6.6 was minimal, but mostly it was delicious. Towards the end, the tide came in and the waves increased. That sometimes made it harder. Sailed until the wind dropped to much I could hardly plane anymore. Little too flat water at sea for my liking, with these kinds of conditions I like sailing on the lake side much better, less sand. But I did have a good time. [Read...]

Wind was predicted south, not the best direction for Blokkendam, I was early so first on the water. Good moment to test the Ultimate Wave 94 with the Banzai 4.7. Water was very flat, boring with the UW. Once on a wave the board had a lot of grip, turns tight. Wind increased until the 4.7 was overpowered, switched to the FreestyleWave 84 with Banzai 3.7. Because it wasn't that extreme, the FSW 84 worked really well. Unfortunately the waves were low, style and close behind each other. In contrast the back-side wave riding was very nice. Nice morning. [Read...]

East wind, but nice few hours sailing. Choice of kit was easy: biggest: iSonic 117 with S-Type 8.3 and SL-P 46cm Wind on the shore not very strong, but on the other side clearly stronger. So mostly stayed on the other side of the lake. Actually the first 1/3rd was too little wind and bobbing while further out it was lovely. Sailed until the wind died off and I could not plane anymore. For east wind it was very nice sailing, not at all that gusty. [Read...]