zondag 6 februari 2011

GOPRO HD Windsurfing session 4-11-2010 Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands Part 2/2

Finally part 2/2 GOPRO-HD Muvee from the last wavesession of the year 2010 is ready.
Date 4-11-2010 Spot: Wijk aan Zee. 7 beaufort, sideonshore conditions.

GOPRO HD Windsurfing session 4-11-2010 Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands -part 2 from Surfjunky on Vimeo.

Windsurfing till darkness came in....

Enjoy the vid.

5 febr.'11- Wijk aan Zee - 9 beaufort COldddddd

As i been speedsurfing yesterday. I had in mind for todayto go towards Wijk aan zee. First time at sea this year after a 3 month winterbreak. It was windy enough for sure! Finally!
Here below you can see the windstats of 5 february 2011 / 18-24ms 9 beaufort.

Rigged my kiddysail for this occasion ehhh meaning my stormchaserig: P7 sado 3.3m2 with a rdm340. Tuned low-end, even rigged my sado 4.0m2 aswell. That if 3.3m2 wouldnt work out. (saves me the long walk back to the parking). Used my SOS RocketFish 68L and tried underneeth a brandnew fin: Maui Ultra Fin Xwave 21cm.

The wind was sideonshore 228degrees. The watertemperature still frigging cold.

I didnt like the cold water at all.. was bits lacking power with 3.3m2, but enough do a few high jumps and plane trough the breaks. At the end of the day i took my 4.0 m2 which was more stabile. After a few laps i didnt had enough strength anymore in my arms/hands to hold on the boom. With 9 beaufort and low watertemperatures not that fun. Time to stop i guess. The MUfin xwave21 i tried worked out great. It has less cm2 then my orginal sos wave21cm but still gave me enough lift. I had not one spinout and it gave me more speed. Next time ill do a bit more waveriding and see how thats like with the MU Fin Xwave21cm.

A surprise for me was, that my sister Daisy came around to see me windsurfing. She took the pic see below with her cellphone.

Never thought my sis would of come around to the beach with these cold stormy winterconditions.

During the day i had a little crash and my mastbase turned loose from my streamlined extension, (i thought that wasnt possible with streamlined extensions. guess not) Far out in sea. the cold water yikes. That was ... NOT Fun.. which is an understatement. Luckily i got it back together out there (after been washed, and holding on to the board and sail) and quickly went to the beach.. as i felt frozen.

An other guy out there.. lost his gear temporarely at sea.. once finally arrived to shore, he started puking blood. He was send to the hospital. PeterVg, helped the guys equipment bringing back to his car again, (a longggg walk) and my sister drove his car to the hospital. Later on the evening he was able to go home again.

My dad shooted some film/pictures from the pear. thanks!


Tabletop with sado 3.3m2.

with 3.3m2 high jump..see that windsurfer below!

with 4.0m2 from the pear.

Had some hot soup with my family afterwards at the restaurant. Hopefully soon warmer temperatures!!!

vrijdag 4 februari 2011

4-2-11 First SPEED session of the year

Took a few hours off from work and went to Strand Horst for a bit of speeding.. Man o man.. it sucked lol Besides the cold, i had absolutely no energy at all and realised the last three months i should of went to the gym instead of trowing snowballs at my kiddies ;o) I'm always very carefull with my gear.. dont like unnessary damage.. While rigging my sail.. my brandnew Al360 E3 boom that i bought the other week at DAS BOOT, a huge gust made it fly away from the grass and hitted the street... there goes away the brandnewgrip. @#$%%% :-/

I rigged my 6.0m2 max loose leech, that with my FF speed. As it was windy enough.. a smaller sail would of been better. But hey... dont have one smaller.

in a certain specific mood i walked towards the water.

the waterdepth was abnormal low. you had to walk so faraway from the beach, to have enough water to step on your board.. did had some runs. but i was lacking energy to much and the waterdepth anoyed me a lot. Walked more today then actually surfing. Im not going there again, untill waterlevel rises to a normal level.
Tried for the first my GoproHD camera on my speedshizzle... anytime soon ill try to edit some... But then again.. havent even finished the surfmovie part2 from 4-11-2011 :)

Today its been about 17m2 upto 24ms /direction all day 222degrees @ Wijk aan zee..see picture below..

Okay then... a little PREVIEUW GOPROHD MUVEE

Tommorow i hope is going to be an even bigger day @ Wijk aan zee. around 51knots max?

woensdag 2 februari 2011

New goodies

Got myself al kind of goodies for the coming season. Couldnt leave my son out :)
Thought also its about time for my son to get a bigger rig.
I sold his 1.5m2 last week and bought him a new 2.5m2 Grommet kiddie rig.

Looks great, bits heavier, but better boom, the mast has about 3 different lengths. As he's now 8 years old, it should work out i hope.

On Das Boot i took a MAui Ultra Fin/ Mufin Xwave 21cm home with me. Probably going to try it out coming weekend!!! Should make the SOS68 even more insanely loose, as the board is allready very loose on the water.