vrijdag 20 december 2013

LAST MINUTE ROADTRIP TO LE DOSSEN - FRANCE - Coming up soon! 21th dec - 24th december 2013


          A last minute roadtrip 


We just decided to go there.. probably a 11hour drive. three people, Bart, Alex and i are going on this trip.
We booked an appartment for a few nights close to the spot and  leaving tonight/fridaynight 21th of december.

The arrival  around saterday early morning... Coming there in the most extreme conditions probably ive ever sailed in???  We ll have to see.  The swell for sure is impressive!!!!!

The forecast is amazinggggggggg... heavy winds, massive swell. SIDE AND SIDEOFF.

Would be amazing to test my new JC Custom board in  awesome atlantic conditions.

The coming days...

Windspeeds 7 to 10 beaufort!!          27 upto 49knots.
Waves 4.5 upto 5.8 meter. and Tuesday even 6.9meter ?? WTF!
Waveperiod 14 upto 19 seconds!!!

STOKED!    (but kinda scared, for not knowing whats to come haha)

Heading back home on the 24th...spending the Xmass Holidays with family. :-)


STORMCHASE OF THE YEAR! 28 october 2013

For the first in the last 2 or 3 decades, we had windspeeds today upto 73knots !!!
About Force 12 Beaufort - Hurricane windspeeds!!

To bad i justttttt missed that haha.
The hurricane windspeeds were around the afternoon. I  arrived a little bit later around 2pm.
The wind dropped down to a 8-9 beaufort.

With my mate Bart ter H.  walking on the pier. He was being my caddy for today! What a friend he is :-)

Dragging my 2 swags 3.2m2 and 3.7m2 along to the beach.
David van Eyk   stoked getting off the water, just had the time of his life !
Once we arrived to the beach, rigged up my point-7 Swag 3.7m2.  Which was the best choice for the moment.
At times the gusts were upto 10 beaufort, but most of the time it was a good 8 beaufort with gusts around 9.

The winddirection was unfortunately quite onshore

. Great conditions for some floaty jumps.

I was SOOO very curious how my BRANDNEW custom would do on these massive and rough conditions.
It was the first time windsurfing on my Custom 'Jesus Christ' Flikka board.

 Full control going out, feeling loose, enough lift and at ease going to mushy white waters.  Because of the control i was able to pull out some big airs. 

Photo here below made by David van Eyk

Massive floaty Jump far out there
landing one of them jumps

I didnt want to demolish my brandnew custom right away the first session, so i kept it safe ;)
Here below i tried to manage to do some onshore waverides.

But most of all i was very much  surprised by its controll in such mushy conditions.
I really wanted a board that gives me good control in stormchase conditions. I think i found it just right here!

My board has 5  finbox inserts, i tried it out today with a quad setup. Many more fin setups to play with near future.  Now it was filled with,
2x Maui Ultra Xtwins 15.5cm and 2x 10cm Maul Ultra Xquads.
I had more then enough lift, but still very loose and manouvrable.

GoPRo Black Cam vieuw!   Had 2 Gopro blacks on board! Maybe someday whenever ;) ill find time to edit some vid.

Going out through the breaks!

Lets go one more time...

boardkings.com   sharing the stoke!!


What a day to try out a brand new board.
The board handled it like it should.  Cant wait trying out my Flikka JC5box in perfect clean down the line conditions. Time will tell.
Conditions: Stormchase, onshore, rough and mushy - Test #1 PASSED!

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Insane impression shots from today you can find on the facebookpage from Jepe.nl




Flying high into the sky...   Mahalo

dinsdag 17 december 2013

Monsterswell @ IJmuiden - 6th december 2013

Another Stormchase...

6th of december 2013 - Location: IJmuiden.

Huge swell was coming in.  Yesterday the wind was peaking at 60+ knots and onshore.
Now the wind changed more into sideshore combined with a decent swell, it gave awesome conditions at the spot.

Massive swell hitting up againts the pier.

Rigged up my Swag 3.7m2 and had my newest Flikka Full Custom Jesus Christ' underneeth.
windspeeds around 30-40 knots.

Here below you can see P7 teamrider Martin ten H.  close under the pier.

Looks like a tsunami is coming in!

A few of my surfbuddies getting ready for action! Torben and Jeroen.

The one and only! Jepe.nl  
 Torben enjoying the big swell with his new shizzle - Point-7 Salt 4.0m2 2014

 another sneakpeek of my newest wave toy!! its  INSANEEEEEEE  - Flikka full custom 'Jesus Christ'    More news about the custom/design will follow soon.

Backie sequence, on my Flikka JC and Swag 3.7

Pic below its Lampie, Martin doing a perfect backloop.

I had my bits of fun out there. The waves werent that clean or long, but sure impressive!
My dad came along and took some pictures from me. I've made pictures of most other people, while i was taking a breath back on the beach.  To many hobbies i guess.  making photos of everyone having fun is one of them :-))

A lot of surfbuddies were out there ripping it up.

Jeroen G. with his newest 3 batten Hotsails in rough conditions, but enjoying the moment.

My Surfbuddie Bart ter H.    Cruising along the pier.  

 Airport: IJmuiden  - Departure: 3.30pm   Destinantion: Sky.    My flikka JC is rocking it!!
  The boats were having a rough day aswell getting into the harbour.

Pics below, made by Jepe!

Looking back, when im typing this blog. I do was underpowered most of the time with the Swag 3.7m2. A Swag 4.2m2 would of been a better choice today.
The waves were so impressive, it looked more windy then it actually was.

Scarey moment: I was pulled to long under water after getting washed.
For some reason i stayed under longer then id expected. Maybe it was the cold, maybe i was swimming into the wrong direction.  I do have to admit i had a little moment of panic below the watersurface. Doesnt happen much.

When i got above, my gear was drifting away towards the beach. I wasnt that happy at the time.
Went for the swim back to the beach. Jeroen G, my surfbuddy took my gear out of the shorebreak and we walked back upwind.  Didnt took long before i went out again. But that feeling of drowning is still on my minds.

I was getting tired i guess, not much longer i called it a day.

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