One of the most unique aspects of our sport has always been the discovering and exploring of new ventures. Exploring new places is a lot of fun and in terms of speedsurfing there are a lot of components that have to come together to achieve good speeds past the 40kts barrier.
Last weekend the first race of the season took place at the Steinhuder Meer. With 8 full-fleet Slalom eliminations in 4-6 bft SE wind it was a very successful start to the racing-season.
Hey Guys, this year I am in the mood to create some videos again, so I started a new series with commented windsurf-footage. I will review my best or most fun sessions of 2017 in this series. The first two episodes are out now, so check them out:
Today I went to the Lauwersmeer with the intention to improve my Speed for this month. I turned out to be the first one at the spot and was not sure about the sailsize. Fortunately I went with my 6,2 Reflex 5 instead of the 7m sail. I tried a Hurricane Speed Rake 30 24cm under a 48cm wide Fanatic speed board. Continue reading “Blasting at the Lauwersmeer with new fin”
I wake up. I get up and walk past the window. I look out onto the lake and the view sets me off into a mood of melancholy. The lake is still almost completly frozen. Only a small strip of water is showing some little waves. A light breeze of easterly winds is blowing over the frozen lake. Thoughts of grabbing the biggest Formula kit and surfing in the strip of open water come to my mind. I walk out onto the balcony with my morning coffee and walk back in after a couple of seconds. Off course it is still far to cold to think about going out on the water. Another night with -5°C. Another day without Windsurfing. It has been almost two months since the last session. With two weeks left of vacation the hope for warmer weather and the first sessions after a long abstinence fade.
It has been a while since my last post and I have neglected this blog for the last couple month. This has a simple reason: As part of my studies in the Nautical field I am currently working at sea on a merchant vessel as a Trainee, so my Windsurfing activities have been on hold for the last four month.
The need for speed was there once again After my La Franqui sessions in February in medium wind I knew I was capable of going much faster still. Last weekend offered a perfect forecast for the best spot for Speedwindsurfing in Europe: La Franqui.
As the DWC in Grömitz finished with 9 races last weekend (review), I needed a couple days rest to get back my strength. By Wednesday however there was a nice NNE forecast for the Ijsselmeer. I wanted to give the sandbank to the SE of Kornwerderzand a try as I saw some 70km/h speeds being posted there.