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.
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!