zaterdag 28 mei 2011

SOS Rocket68 @ Wijk 28-05-11

Last saterday i went off to Wijk aan Zee.

Wijk, Zoomed out..
..and zoomed in.

I left my SOS Rocketfish 82 at home, because last week i cracked my finbox.
It needs to be repaired. :-( But also the setup will be changed from single to a TriFin setup. Im excited to see how that will work out in the end.
But for now im not having a 80liter board to sail on.
I had no other choice to go on my smaller board, SOS Rocketfish68 or my bigger board SOS Rocket92L.. BUt i sold all my smaller powerbox finsizes.. and sailing fullpower with a 27cm fin is not my kinda thing. The Rocketfish 68 it will be. The conditions looked a bit the same as last weekend, only today was a colder, grey and rainy day.
Rigged up a 5.0m2 instead of a 4.5m2. Because of the lower volume.

Most people were out on 4.7m2. A 5.0m2 was overall a goodsize today. sometime a little bit full almost overpowerd.

Here below the weatherconditions of todays session. 220degrees SOUTHWEST
Windspeed 14ms to 20ms.
a lot less winds @ strand Horst the same day (glad i didnt went there)
Martijn de Man sailing back to shore... with his black sado 4.7m2.. photo's were taken from the parkingspot.
This one should do the job for today.
Surfbuddy Jop tuning his gear and getting to go out.

Its always fun having a GOPRO cam on the water. here just a few shots taken from the GOPro...Ihave also (again) a lot of muvee... but i guess that ll have to wait for the wintermonths 8-) Man o man, editing stuff takes to much time lol.
Looping around with the GOPRO

slashing some waves.

Upto the next session. Hopefully then on my new/old customized SOS RocketFish82 Trifin setup!!!

donderdag 26 mei 2011

Another Speed session @ Horst 26-5-2011

session_date Thursday, May 26, 2011
Spot Wolderwijd - Strand Horst, Netherlands
Board AB + 54, 2009
Sail Point 2K11-7 AC-1 6.3, 2011
Type GPS Navi GT-31
For the first time i ever tried a C3 Slingshot fin underneeth a 54cm wide board, size 23cm.

Average speed 65.3 km / h (67.22 66.99 65.8 64.57 61.9)
Max. 2 sec. (software) 67.99 km / h
100 m run 67.39 km / h
250 m run 66.78 km / h
500 m run 62.25 km / h
Nautical miles 47.2 km / h
1 hour 17.47 km / h
Alpha Racing 0 kmh
Distance 45 km
Duration 1:21:00
Wind speed 16 to 29 knots
Wind direction SW (270)

In the beginning around 3:30 p.m. it was blowing hard enough and right away i did my fastest runs​. shortly after the wind was more off then on.

Walked a lot .. When it began to rain, I used the harder gusts to go upwind.. instead of further downwind.. because i already was far enough.

Too bad, my fifth run, which brings my average down. For the first time i been sailing with a slingshot Fin. I had 2 spinouts today, crashed with 65kmh. The second spinout I could recover.

Oh well, i been planing today. But Wijk aan Zee was subsequently been a better choice for today. Had actually expected more of this speedsession.

Cant wait to try out my other C3 Slingshotsizes 21-25cm.

zondag 22 mei 2011

Sunny GOPRO Wavesession @ Wijk aan ZEE- 22th of may 2011

Decided to go to the beach instead of joining the USM @ Horst... a great decision that was!!
By arrival, nice waves, nice winddirection and even the watertemperature was nice. and more then enough wind!!
At Horst the wind was less.. a good decision not to go :)
My friend Martijn de Man joined me on the water. For him it was about 6 months ago that he's been windsurfing because of his nasty kneeinjurie. Today was like the good old times, that we were both sailing with the sado's.

Quite crowded at the parking of Wijk.
Once i was standing on top of the dunes..More wind then id expected.
Decided to rig up a 4.5m2 sado with the SOS rocketfish 82L and MUfin Xwave22cm. Martijn de Man went out with his Fanatic twinzer 92L and 4.7m2 sado. A bigger board and bigger sail for him. During the day, i had mixed feelings about my choice of smaller sailsize. I did plane more then enough and had nice jumps and rides.. but so many people were sailing 4.7 or bigger. While im more heavy then average wavesailor. i wasnt full power at all, which i like most. At times lacking to much power. But once finally arrived there at the shorebreak, its not crossing my minds go walk hundred miles back towards the car to switch my 4.5 sail into a 5.0m2. Surprisingly enough i did had a whole lot of fun sailing today. Only a 5.0m2 would of been better for me.
The walk is more exhausting then being 5,5 hours on the water ;o)
I took my GOPROhd cam with me today on the water, and got loads of muvees to edit..someday. Lol.
One of the many tabletops on GoPro -screenshot-
Another one of my favourite -Tabletop-
'Hey Martijn, did you see that last one'

Its really fun seeing afterwards at home, what an awesome day it actually was and relive those wonderfull moments again.

Going for the lip....
and SMASHING it here below.. Cut Back.
I been sailing from about 2:30pm until 8:00pm. I was so wasted at the end.. With a final treat at the end, walking a marathon trough the dunes again. Mann i was so thirsty after drinking 5.5hours salt water. :-/

Packed and ready to go home..
Up to the next session!

On my way home... my car almost broke down.. so it was an unexpected lonnnngg slowly drive home. Gotta get my car getting fixed now ASAP before i can go surfing again. Please more of these days anytime soon!