zondag 24 oktober 2010

Another sideshore day @ Wijk 23-10-2010

Oyeah a lot of sideshore ripping lately! Now from the other side. So off to Wijk for a short midday session.

Heard that tuns of people were waiting since the early morning, with offshore rainy cold circumstances and no wind.

My timing was good today. The wind was gusty. I rigged the same combo SOS82x5.0m2. The conditions were bigger and better then the other day at IJmuiden. At times i was overpowerd, but when i wanted to switch for a smaller sail, the wind dropped. decided to stay put onto the 5.0m2. The waves were like amazing. In the back i had so much fun playing, riding the waves. Tommorow looks good too, but goign to spend that one with my family

woensdag 20 oktober 2010

IJmuiden sideshore 5-6-7 Beaufort- 20 october 2010

Another day @ Parad.... ehh IJmuiden.

I rigged my SOS 82 with P7 sado 5.0m2. Several people were saying every sailsize was good for today. From 4.0m2 to 6.2m2 Anything would work. The wind was soo gusty. ON and OFF the whole day. I planed so now and then.

I hardly do any jumps today. To less wind to come up with some good airtime. The waves were rolling in nicely. I didnt took my SOS92 with me today, that would of been the best size for today combined with a 5.4.

But you cant have always the best setup once your out there. I did had a few great waverides, at times i got tired from people dropping in, or being on the wave, and doing nothing with it, but making sure i couldnt rip it. For the second time i used my GoPro HD helmetcam, but , like 99% of all my files were corrupted, damaged, not possible to open.. pfff like 2 files from the 40 went out okay and the rest is wasted.. and deleted by now. I think my memorycard Sandisk extreme 32gb is defect or something.
But i got a few shots whats like

Next weekend looks promising! I love this years autumn.

maandag 18 oktober 2010

Good ole Zandvoort - 16 oktober 2010 -sideoffshore wind!

Sideoff North east wind and swell! Cant be better then that! hmms yes stronger winds.. but okay, i wont complain to much.. The wind was in a very ON and OFF mode. Rigged the 5.0m2, seeing Martijn de Man ripping with 5.4 on his Fanatic twinzer 93.. here below.

Once done rigging, and on the water.. i had like non power in my sail. tried 2 laps of swimming and changed to the tractor Sado 6.6m2 and placed my biggest wavefin underneeth my SOS 92.

hmm okay this is better.

But at times the wind was even to minimal for a 6.6m2! Today i had a few really nice waverides and I got to test out my gopro hd headcam.

i had troubles reading my sc card back home, so dont have any gopromuvee at all..Bummer. Still trying to get my files out though.

My dad came around and shot a bit of film with my photocamera!
So there is a bit proof left of these conditions.

In the morning hours the waves were bigger and the wind was stronger, but my bed was to comfy and got on to late. When i stopped, the wind got on again! pfff
Martijn the man and stimorolman did had their piece of cake in the morning hours.
Martijn even crashed the nose of his board with his knee, Yikes!

The forecasts coming week looks promising.

I seriously can use a stormy day to fullfill my needs!

donderdag 7 oktober 2010

7-10-2010 GoPro HD Camera

Won at an auction @ www.zuidwest6.nl , a GO PRO Helmet HERO HD camera for a really nice price.Next time ill try it out for sure! stay tuned

maandag 4 oktober 2010

Windsurfing with my sun @ Horst- sunny Sunday - 3 october 2010

A sunny sunday, offshore winds,southeast winddirection. Today I had first plans going to the sea, but instead i went of with my family to Strand Horst and gave my little boy another surflesson.

We took the Malibu with us, and his 1.5m2 nautix sail.

Most probably one of the last days for my son to go windsurfing this season as the watertemperature is getting colder. Although it was fun to be out there and see him improving. I strapped the GPS to the board so he could see how fast he was going.

His max speed was about 7.3kmh ;o) Next time he was planning to go 10kmh! Requires a bit more training. My wife and daughter were enjoying this lovely weather aswell and took some photographes.

I didnt have to do much, my one year old was rigging off the equipment with my 7yr old.