For more then 2 decades I have been storm chasing. Finding my moments of innerpeace in absolute chaos within hurricane weatherconditions. The bigger the storm, the more i love it! It will set your minds free. In that moment, it will make you forget all the problems/stress you may have in life. Just you being one with nature in its most extreme way. Out of control or being in control. Its just all a matter of seconds. Surviving and making the right decision on that right moment. Sometime nature decides for you and you just have to accept where it leads to. Crashing hard, broken equipment, or even worse. This footage is from the last several storm chases i have been in, including the biggest storm from 2015, 31th of March! On that particular day i was the only windsurfer out there. 2 photographers were standing along the beachbreak making pictures from this session, but also standby to call the rescuebrigade, if something bad would happen.
About the vid; i tried to combine my high(est) jumps with loops, tabletops, crashes @Hurricane Forces. The actioncam/GoPro makes the waves look smaller though, but for sure it was big! You have to trust me on that one. haha Homespot: IJmuiden & Wijk aan zee - Netherlands.
What can i say! I love windsurfing!
Feel Free to SHARE THE (VID) STOKE!
& I hope you will enjoy the Rush!
Mahalo, Edwin van Santen
Music by: Hot Noizes – Feel. Camera: GoPro Black 3.
Powered by: #Maui Ultra Fins, #Boardkings.com
Photo by: Andre van Santen. Edited by: Edwin van Santen.
Its been 2yrs ago that i put a surfvid online. Last weekend, i had some fun on the big equipment 100+liter waveboard (my customized Flikka EdBox trailer concept) combined with my biggest lightwind 5-Oceans wavesail having a supersession low-end on the 6.2m2! It was a blast. MAX fun with MINimal winds. The big wavesail felt like if it was a 5.0m2 in hands.
Just sharing the stoke and my passion. Windsurfing!
(This time, no crazy or high jumps. I was not able to do that really with approx.16-20 knots :-P )
Hope you will enjoy the ride! & have fun watching.
Share the stoke!
Filmed/edited by: GoPro hero 3 black, E.van Santen
BK intro/outro by: W. Eikendal
Music by: Hot Noizes-Pandoras Box & Dragonette Mike Mago -outlines.
Its been over a year ago that I've blogged my last surfsessions. Since december 2013, i kinda stopped windsurfing for a long period of time. It had unfortunately its reasons. Since the summer of 2014 i slowly picked up my passion windsurfing again. As its now the year of 2015, i'd hope to have a new fresh start and try continue sharing the stoke on my blog! and onto www.boardkings.com and the hottest windsurfnews and photoshoots are shared on https://www.facebook.com/boardkings.
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I started the first day of the year with a fenominal windsurfsession at Wijk aan zee, also known as Wijkikibeach -NL.
I had a low-end sesh with the 4.2m2 SWAG P7 combined with my big board, the Flikka customized Edbox 103. That board has it all!! from 4.2m2 powered up, in control upto 6.2m2 lightwind!
Seen lots of friends at the beach. What a perfect way to start, even my buddy Alex vd M. from down south of the country came along at Wijkiki!
My equipment for today!
Had some great waverides, even did some sweet tabletops with the big board.
Dont have much pictures from today, just some from my Phone on the parking.
I do have some video...But you know...the editing takes forever haha Who knows..
Further news: I have some new projects coming up!
Recently i sold my 4.6m2 5-Oceans Technora 4batten sail. It was definately my favourite sail!!!
Also selling my swag 3.7m2 and 4.2m2. (only keeping my Swag 3.2m2, for the ultimate stormchase sessions)
Reason of selling? I want to try out something new.
Totally customized sails by best sailmaker of the world! 3.7/4.2/4.7m2 by:
I’m 38 yrs old. The last 25 yrs I've been surfing along the Dutch coastline.
My fave dutch spot is IJmuiden-NL. At times I'm travelling around in search for the best wind and waves.
I enjoy surfing in South Africa/Capetown, France/Bretagne, Ireland/Brandonbay, UK/Cornwall, Denmark/Hanstholm.
Besides wavesailing, i am also into SUP’ing/Wave and cruising around on a SUP with my loved ones. Just love to spend time on the water.
Occasionally i go GPS-speedsurfing. My PR so far is max 78.5 kmh with an average 74kmh (5x10sec). Would like step up and go over 80km/h.
The main issue, i mostly go wavesailing in hurricane conditions.
Wavesailing always been my #1 passion. In that catagory id like to; work on my wavesailing techniques, land more backloops, tweaking tabletops, do Frontloops, with force 10-11 do insane high jumps.
Wouldnt want to miss out on a stormchase for the world. My 5-Oceans 3.0m2 3batten is ready to get wet! I’m ready for the next stormchase! Are you?