I love filming my windsurf-sessions. It’s good fun to review your sessions and to share the best moments with your friends or the internet if you like. I personally have used a GoPro Hero 3+ Silver and a GoPro Hero 6 Black and I’m really happy with the cameras for my purposes. In this article I’d like to give some tips and tricks on how to set your GoPro for windsurfing so you’ll get the best footage out of it.
In this article I want to talk a bit about the best stance on the board for speedwindsurfing. You need to try to get the maximum effieciency out of your gear while still keeping control over your gear to go really fast.
Last weekend I made a spontaneous choice to drive dwown to La Franqui for a 4 day weekend. I was eager to test my new board and new fins and the forecast looked really solid for some good speedsurfing days. Here is a little recap:
On Saturday we had another good speedday with the Steinhuder crew. The forecast looked pretty great with a steady 19kts gusting up to 35kts eventually. Unfortunately the wind was accompanied by a lot of rain. Rain in combination with SW wind is usually not good at Steinhude, and as a matter of fact the wind never reached 35kts. On top of that the water level is very high at the moment because we’ve had a lot of rain in the last weeks. Usually it’s around 110cm, on Saturday we had 124cm. This makes the water more choppy.
It’s been a couple of busy weeks for me with quite some windsurfing over the summer, but now I finally found some time to review some of my highlights this summer. Firstly I managed to achieve one of my goals I’ve had for quite some time now; to go 40 knots on a slalomboard.
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…
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.