Speedsurfing can be rather frustrating… When you manage to find the perfect spot on a really windy day and all the elements align (tide/windstrength/windangle/temperatures/no heavy rain/…) you can get some really nice numbers on the GPS-unit. But on the other hand; after such a day you may sometimes have to wait several months if not years to catch perfect conditions again in which you may score higher speeds…
Continue reading “Personal best at Büsum – fantastic day!”
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.
Continue reading “discovering the “Watt” – North Germany’s undiscovered speed-gems”
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.
Continue reading “winter melancholy and a new season ahead”
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.
Continue reading “home for Christmas and back on the Water”
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.
Continue reading “Speedrecords – 40kts average”
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.
Continue reading “18-25 kts at Kornwerderzand”
I have not been so busy working on my blog lately, but I managed to get out on the water quite a few times in the last two weeks and make some progress in my windsurfing.
Continue reading “Speedsurfing @ Steinhude with light E-winds”