maandag 27 september 2010

side onshore conditions @ IJmuiden aan zee 25 september 2010

As i had plans for the late afternoon, I set my alarmclock around 7.00 am. Went off for an early morning session till about 2pm. The forecasts were great for this saterday. A decent swell upto 3 meters with 4-5-6-7 beaufort. Finally arrived, looking at the ocean, the wind was totally gone? bummer. I saw my friend Martijn walking back with his gear at the coastline..,..
it didnt look good at first...
Rigged up my 5.4m2 sado and put on my SOS 92 underneeth. While rigging, the conditions were getting better every minute. a bit sideshore with waves that were building up.

The wind changed to sideonshore really quickly. The waves were awesome at times. Had a a lot of front side waverides. It was very crowded though with kitesurfers and tuns of windsurfers. A lot of waves i had to let go, or i could not ride them because of other people riding anoyingly the same wave or were dropping in. Or rookie kiters were in my way with their fallen kites/lines.

But overall it was a really nice session. My dad came around in the afternoon for an hour and took a few pictures once again. Thanks dad! To bad there werent any big jumps and waverides taken on picture. My dad said to me he makes the best pictures at Wijk aan zee on the pear! Thats right though Lol. Well who knows we have a stormsession anytime soon. So i can let out my fave toy again (SOS68)

donderdag 16 september 2010

Speedsession @ Horst 15 september 2010

An unexpected speedsession. It wasnt really the plan to go surfing, but all of a sudden i had my mom in law, who wanted to babysit so i could go surfing ;o). And off we go. As the winddirection was to onshore for a wavesession and i was still a wreck from the crashes i had last night, i decided to out for a bit of speedsurfing on the lake. I rigged the naish stealth 6.0m2 combined with the fanatic falcon speed, and underneeth a select so7 elite speed fin 26cm.

Several hours i was nicely powered up and picked up some good gusts. I had 7 PR's with a max of 72.2kmh. Slowly im improving myself. But its still a long way to go before my goals are reached.

When i wanted to change to a caspar elite 25cm / smaller speedfin, the wind dropped (offcourse)

when the wind dropped, my surf (speedbuddy) Richard came around

Here below richard speeding away

I orderd a C3 slingshot 21cm speedfin the other day. It will take a few months before it gets to me, but im sure its worth the wait. It should be one of the fastests fins on the market. Cant wait to find out myself;

dinsdag 14 september 2010

7-8 beaufort @ Wijk aan Zee. Dark session 14 september 2010

I managed to get a few hours off from work. Late in the afternoon i was blessed driving from one trafficjam to another. More then 2 hours later i arrived finally at the beach. The wind was picking up nicely.
Around 7pm the wind was peaking.

winddirection 14-09-2010

Rigged the Point 7 Sado 4.5m2 and my SOS 82L. HAd my piece of fun. A few big jumps and tried several backloops. One of them i landed hard on my back. Ouch. Did a few nice frontside waverides. Waves were logohigh to masthigh. It was cool seeing my old surffriend Steven! He temporarely moved away to Aruba, and was back here in the country for a few weeks. Steven was frontlooping in front of me. Great to see. Robin and Torben were also ripping. When darkness came in around 8.20 pm.I couldnt see much anymore. and could not see how high i was in the air, got more difficulty landing my jumps, as i didnt knew really when the impact was coming. i guess it was time to stop.

;o) A powerfull short dark session. GREAT!

dinsdag 7 september 2010

Low no wind session @horst 6 september 2010

The forecast totally missed out today.
Arrived late, rigged up the 7.7 ac1ltdii. The Wind died when i got on 10 minutes later. One run with 56kmh on the gps, And had to call it a day. Next session it better be windy!