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 37 yrs old. The last 25 yrs I've been surfing along the Dutch coastline from the south/Ouddorp all the way up North-Texel. My fave spot would be IJmuiden-NL. At times I'm travelling around in search for the best wind and waves. I really enjoy surfing in South Africa/Capetown, France/Bretagne, Ireland/Brandonbay, UK/Cornwall, Denmark/Hanstholm. Besides wavesailing, i am also into SUP’ing/Wave. Just love spending time on the water, finding my innerpiece in nature. Occasionally i also go GPS-speedsurfing. My PR so far is max 72.72 kmh with an average 68.23kmh (5x10sec) on a slalomboard/54cm. My Personal records will be broken soon. The main issue, i mostly go wavesailing in storm conditions. I might have to skip the wavesailing one day and take out my newest custom mXr Rockstar speedboard and blow away my Prs! Wavesailing always been my #1 passion. In that category 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?