zaterdag 28 november 2009

28 november 2009 groundswell and 7-8 beaufort. Wijk is Rocking again

As it was going to be windy again this weekend, I once again went to Wijk aan Zee. This november month, its been windy for several weeks in a row, that combined with decent temperatures. I've heard on the news, it was one of the most warm november month since the last decade. For today quite big waves were expected, ground swell coming in and windswell. Didnt wanna miss out any of it, so i filled my car with 3 waveboards, 5 wavesails, and a bunch of rdm's. In the early morning the waves were flat still, from what ive seen on the wijk aan zee-webcam, with a very offshore winddirection.

Around 11 o'clock the wind changed to a more sideshore direction, the wind was rising hard and i went off to Wijk. For me its a one hour drive every single time. But again it was worth it. As i arrived, had a bit of doubts which sail to rig on, as the wind didnt reached its peak yet.

I choose my sado 4.5m2 which seem to be a good choice. A 5.0m2 would of been to much, and a 4.0m2 would of been to minimal at times but possible too. My friends

Robin rigged on a 4.2, and so did Martijn 'The Man', only he's 30k heavier, but it worked out for both. I guess for Robin the wind was a bit much at times. ;o)
My dad came around for the pictures, and several other cameramen and photographers were present.
Here im going for a high jump
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Pictures above are captured from video from today.

Pictures below made by Jepe.
Me, cruising trough the shorebreaks of Wijk aan zee.

Martijn going off in front of JePe's lens.

Robin with his red combat

dinsdag 24 november 2009

Wijk aan Zee was going OFF with SIDE TO SIDEOFF conditions 22th-Nov.

It's been a while, that I've been on the water but last sunday the 22th of november i just didnt wanted to miss out on this one.
The forecast was great. Side to sideoff conditions with loads of wind.

During the drive towards Wijk the wind was around 6 to 7 beaufort, with a little peak of 9 beaufort. The sun came in and the wind dropped when i arrived. I decided to rig on a 5.0 m2 Sado 2010 with my SOS 82.

A save combo as i didnt knew what the wind was going to do. The Parking was way crowded, but got lucky to park next to The Lamp at the entrance of the dunes.

Bought a P7 rdm mast from the Lamp and rigged up my set.
The Lamp was going off today as always. I heard from him he changed today 4 time his rig? everything the wrong choice of sailsize. Im glad id sticked to the 5.0m2 all day. Saved me a lot of unnescaserry walking up and down the hills.

My dad came by today to shoot some pictures. Ive taken a few pictures aswell myself.

My surfmates Torben and Martijn also at the spot.
The funny thing was, all sailing POINT-7.

Torben had a 'test'P7 sado 4.7 m2 from

and Martijn rigged up his good old sado 4.7 2009

There was unfortunately a lot of action moments missed on camera today, but a few nice close shots were taken

At the least, wanted to mention that it was a great day to be on the water again. Í've had a few really nice waverides on the bigger waves from today. Hoped that one of them was spotted on camera but unfortunately they were not. Felt great to have big spray at the topturn.
For now the SOS VS P7 worked out great. Hopefully more bigger and better days to come soon!

zaterdag 21 november 2009

Rig sessions Point-7 SADO 2010 3.3-4.0m2

I've been sick for a while, had probably the wellknown Mex.flu. But finally better now, and ready to hit some waves ASAP! I had last week some time left to rig some Sado's 2010 at home, check them out.
3.3m2 (yellow)

and 4.0m2 (red)

A few detailpictures

vrijdag 6 november 2009

The POINT-7 SADO shipment arrived

Enough here to unpack

Hopefully going to use them anytime soon!

My sweetest babydaughter ;o)