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:
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. :-)
I'm 36 yrs old. The last 20 yrs I've been surfing @Wijk aan zee, Zandvoort & IJmuiden. At times I'm travelling around the world, searching for wind and waves.
A while ago, I bought a gps and started GPS-speedsurfing next to the wavesailing to have some more TOW. A lot to improve there still. I have set my target the coming season beating the 40 knots/74.5kmh GPSmax speed and try to get an average of (10x5sec) above 70.0 km/h. My PR so far is 72.72kmh and an average 68.23kmh 5x10sec on a AB+54 slalom. I think i need just 1 or 2 days in stormchase conditions, that combined with my newest speedboard the AB+46 SPEED. My Pr's will be broken one day soon. The main issue is that i have to skip wavesailing instead on a very windy day . Wavesailing always been a #1 passion. In that catogory id like to; land more backloops, tweaking tabletops, Frontloops and with 10-11 beaufort do insane High Jumps. Further im trying my best to not miss out on any stormchasesession. My Point-7 SWAG'13 3.2m2 is ready to get wet! Let the Stormchase begin allready!