maandag 31 mei 2010

30-05-2010 AB+54 @ Horst

Sunday 30th of may; The USM, stands for Ultimate Speed Meeting combined with the dutch speedchampionships was held @ strand Horst. The forecasts werent all that though. Windspeed was during the daytime around 12 knots upto 23knots max.
I had plans to go out with my wave buddy, to IJmuiden@ sea for a wavesession!! Its been ages ago that I've been waveriding. But ended up with other obligations. Unbelievable... Pfff I had to sit this one out. Finally around 8.00pm in the evening i had some time left to go out onto the water for about an hour. As i was short of time i went to the lake Strand Horst.
I got to try 3 of my newest toys. The AB+54 '09,P7 AC1 LTDII 6.7m2 and Caspar elite speed fin 29cm.

This combo felt good. The 6.7m2 AC1 ltdII worked out okay on the 78L. The footstraps were more placed to the rail vs the falcon 80. Had to get used to that a bit. Nontheless, it sailed really easy over the chop, didn't had any spinouts or what so ever. I had a few gusts that were worth calling a gust. The wind unfortunately was to minimal for a small set like these. Max speeds were around 59kmh, I had not enough runs for a nice 5x10sec average. The AB+54 has lots more potential. Can't wait to find out.

zondag 30 mei 2010

AB+54 '09 - New Toys!

This summer I'm going to try something new. AB+ 54 2009, width 54cm,78L. Board looks really good, hope it surfs good to! ;o) Maybe going to try it out later on today, as its going to be windy. My fanatic falcon 80 is for sale at the moment, interested? contact me

zaterdag 22 mei 2010

22-05-2010 a day with the family @ Strand Horst

20 degrees and minimal winds. A day with the family!!!

I love it when my kids and wife are around.

For my son it was stil a bit cold to be on the water,
but he still managed to do a few runs.

here i tuned my brandnew Point-7 Sado 3.3m2 '10 with a Hotrod 100% rdm 3.40. looks good! It really needs to be used anytime soon in conditions where its made for.

woensdag 19 mei 2010

19-05-2010 sunny weather @ horst

It doesnt seem to change. For weeks we have the same weather conditions. At dutch coastlines theres no wind at all, but around the lakes in the middle of the country theres about 14-21 knots.

Today I rigged up the FF 105/ac1ltdII 7.2m2/tectonics f1 34cm.
Didnt got any speeds out of it, lacking power to much . i pulled the downhaul from 7.2m2 a bit to hard i guess. Did had some nice alph@ times though.

Later on the day i changed to 7.7m2 which feels better for me in these conditions. but short after that the wind was taking off.

In a break i made a few (50+)pictures from other surfers on the spot!!

click the link for more windsurfing pictures
speedsurfers on the lake.
Richard aka Richochet with the stealth '09

and Kees H. with the blade '09

Overall i had a nice session, no real speeds, but got tanned. It was worth it.

donderdag 6 mei 2010

Lightwind Afterworksession - 06 may 2010

Once i finished work, rushed home to get my racinggear.
The conditions were about the same as 2 days ago. Winddirection North East/Windspeed14 kn. upto 21 knots in the gusts.

As i was quite late aprox. 7.15pm, i rigged up my biggest sail AC1 LTD II 7.7m2, my biggest fin tectonics goldwing 36cm and biggest board the Fanatic falcon 105.

This session i was nicely powered up. Great! The last time,2 days ago in exact same conditions with 7.2m2 i got less speeds out of it. Todays speeds were okay,

average around 56kmh, and max speeds about 58,71kmh.

After a distance 35kilometer

darkness came in and went home.

A short powerfull session.

A 4th place of the day/spotranking. Most of the guys been surfing all day though. a 3th place would have been possible if i had a bit more time on the water.

But when will i get to use my speedboard again!? Or my little SOS rocket fish!? Cant wait by the way to use my P7 Sado 3.3m2! Its stil brandnew in the sack, just as my sado 4.0 m2! Perhaps it gets out in Gran canaria, pozo, where i'll be this summer july-august. But whenever the wind gets going on, I'll definately ask my dad to shoot pictures. Forecast for coming week looks miserable.. No wind. yikes. Stay tuned! ;o)

dinsdag 4 mei 2010

Strand Horst 4 mei 2010 14-19 KNOTS

It seems like im only using my light wind gear lately. Today again at lake strand Horst, using my fanatic falcon 105 with the ac1 7.2m2. put on a really short fin, C3 Venom 32cm. The wind direction was north, windspeed 14-20knots. Once again a short session, because i had to be home on time to take care of the kids. speeds around 50-53kmh, nothing rad.

Here below Kees, speeding with the loft blade 6.8m2,

pictures taken with my iphone. cheers, Edwin