tuesday 31 august 2021
After the rain, wind would turn and pick up. WNW 20 knots was predicted. Perfect for the Grevelingendam.
Started with iSonic 101 with E-Type 6.6 and SL-X 36cm, in the beginning that was good, later wind decreased.
Switched to the iSonic 117 with S-type 7.3 and SL-X 43cm, unfortunately, it was short-lived.
Always rigged just too small, always expected that the wind would come. The wind did not come so always sailed just too small. [Read...]
monday 23 august 2021
I had expected to go to the Grevelingendam, ended up driving to the sea.
Sailed entire afternoon with the Banzai 5.3. Almost all the time with the Goya One Pro 95. Tried the JP FSW 84 Pro again. I understand again why I have been a fan of the JP Freestylewave for so long. The Goya is clearly better at wave riding, and still fun for bump-n-jump, but the Goya is just bigger and jumps a little less easily. It was nice, in the beginning unfortunately still rain. But at the end clear blue sky.
Few really good waves, but still quite a bit of jumping and also occasional waveriding. [Read...]
sunday 22 august 2021
After a nice Friday afternoon/evening wind was predicted for the entire Saturday. In the morning some showers, so after that it should be very good. Sailed with the Goya One Pro 95, Banzai 4.7 with 19/11 thruster set.
In the beginning the wind was still fairly gusty, started with minimum trim, ended with over max trim.
Waves were a bit variable, depending on the wind strength and direction: sometimes nice waves for waveriding.
Sailed all day with the same set. Stopped because there was a heavy shower coming.
I should have changed to the 4.2, at the end the 3.7 would have been better. [Read...]
sunday 22 august 2021
Forecast: all day 20 to 22 knots of wind, turning SSW to WZW.
Started with the Goya One Pro 95 and Banzai 4.7, ended with the TriWave 89 and Banzai 4.2.
Best waveriding so far: back-side to front-side ending wit a perfect lip hit.
It was great, especially after 16:30 when the sky turned blue, the wind direction perfect, finally again. I should have switched to the 4.2 much earlier. That was much better and less tiring.
That perfect front-side hit, I'll have a smile on that for a very long time to go.
Sunday hopefully again z'n day. [Read...]