09 December 2018: Sunny afternoon after the storm

Wednesday 12 December 2018

On Saturday and into the night heavy storm, windforce 7 / 8. On Sunday rain had stopped, wind dropped to wind force 6. Nice moment to go surfing. Started with the JP FSW 102 and Ice 5.3, unfortunately the wind had dropped. Took the iSonic 101 with Crossride 6.6, Wind was back, so took the Ice 5.3 again. Was good, was not very cold, lots of sun to warm the wetsuit. Unfortunately, relatively flat water. Very happy with this winter session. [Read...]

01 December 2018: Once again full on

Sunday 02 December 2018

Once again full on with the Daytona, together with Jurjen, see who is fastest: Me! Used iSonic 117 with Daytona 7.3 and Z-Fins 42cm. Was a long good session. A lot of kilometers made, good training. Certainly not cold yet. [Read...]

17 November 2018: Sunny afternoon

Wednesday 21 November 2018

East wind, never my favorite, had worked a bit too hard last week, so went to clear my head, some cold fresh air might help. Good wind at the Grevelingendam. Used the iSonic 117 with Warp 8.0. Nice sailing today, certainly not cold. Took it nice and relaxed today. Unfortunately wind dropped too early, I had wanted to continue a bit longer. [Read...]

11 November 2018: Short, but back on the sea

Sunday 11 November 2018

For the first time since my accident back on sea. Wind was much more South than I had hoped. Unfortunately, the wind was not with us. Used JP FSW 102 with Duke 5.9. Nice to get back on the sea. Unfortunately, the wind direction to South and took the wind. [Read...]

28 October 2018: Winter has started

Tuesday 30 October 2018

First day after the summer time ended: tempetaure dropped to 8 degrees, NE wind. Wind was good at the Grevelingendam. iSonic 101 with Crossride 6.6 with SL-X 36 and S10 37cm. Was nice to get a fresh head after a night partying. For a NE wind, it was nicely constant. [Read...]

Mijn North Sails Crossride 6.6.Setje voor vandaag: North Crossride 6.6 met iSonic 101.

23 October 2018: Nice afternoon

Friday 26 October 2018

Finally a good prediction, WNW is perfect for the Grevelingendam. Used teh JP FSW 102 with Duke 5.9, In the begin hard gusts, later wind dropped of. Good afternoon, good to be sailing at the Grevelingendam again. [Read...]

19 September 2018: Afternoon Freerace at Kabbelaarsbank

Tuesday 25 September 2018

Good weather predicted wind force 4 to 5, and a day off from work: surfing. Wind further south than predicted, and so nearly South, and so gusty. iSonic 117 with Daytona 7.3 and SLP-42 cm, later wind picked up, switched fin for the SLP 40cm. It was a very good day, lots of sun, but very gusty wind. Fine to get back on a free race/slalom set. [Read...]

Foto van mijn Daytona 7.3, eerste keer opgetuigd.Mooie foto met mijn Daytona 7.3. Zeil staat er heel mooi op. ISonic mooi op zn rail.Heerlijk om weer op een slalom board te staan. Eerste meters met de Daytona 7.3.Lekker freerace met de Daytona 7.3 en iSonic 117 op Kabbelaarsbank.

11 September 2018: First time since my accident

Friday 14 September 2018

I had hoped for a nice day cruising for the first time surfing again. Today just bit more wind then desired. Took the 5.3 ice with the JP FSW 102. First time on the FSW 102, within a few meters already a chop-hop, first jibe: planing. Nice to be back on the board. Not ready for competition yet, but certainly with this kind of weather really enjoyable. [Read...]

Setje voor vandaag: JP FreestyleWave 102 met Ice 5.3en de Aeron V-Grip giek.Mijn North Sails Ice 5.3, met de JP FreestyleWave 102 en MFC Freewave 29cmFoto van mijn MFC Freewave 29cmMooie foto van mijn GoPro. Gijpen met mijn JP FreestyleWave 102, Ice 5.3 en Aeron V-GripMooie foto van mijn GoPro. Springen met mijn JP FreestyleWave 102, Ice 5.3 en Aeron V-Grip

Windsurfing also in 2024 during the Olympics

Thursday 17 May 2018

Just like 6 years ago windsurfing as Olympic sport was discussed. This time, without any problems, it remains an windsurfing Olympic. Material is going to change. More vendors, more sails and Foil as an option. Kiters are also Olympic, but in a mixed event. [Read...]

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Innovative new mast extension: NoerStick

Sunday 29 April 2018

For years, there has hardly been any innovation on extensions. The North Power XT exists since 2004. Now there is the NoerStick, really a new concept for an extensions. [Read...]

First Photos: Duotone (previous North Sails)

Saterday 28 April 2018

The rumors were there last week, but now there are photos of the 2019 photo shoots in Maui. Clearly a North Sails Super Hero, but then the 2019 model with a Duotone logo. [Read...]

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Rumor: North Sails Windsurfing is going to end

Tuesday 17 April 2018

There's a rumor that Boards-and-More is going to lose the license to the name North Sails. Rumor is that they will continue under the name Duotone. Yet another brand that Boards-and-More is going to lose. [Read...]

Dates NK Slalom known: mess

Monday 16 April 2018

It took very long this year, it's already mid-April, but the dates for the NK Slalom (Dutch Championship) are finally known. Sure enough, they did it again, its a bit of a mess. [Read...]

Broken jaws, not a good beginning of the 2018 season

Sunday 11 March 2018

Fall at home: upper en lower jaw broken. After a few nights hospital and a surgery, I back home. But will take many weeks before I can do everything again. No windsurfing, no training. [Read...]

12 October 2018: Summer in October, but no good wind

Tuesday 13 February 2018

23 degrees on 12 October, and wind, then you should go surfing. Unfortunately the direction SSE. Used the iSonic 127 with Warp 8.0 and Boss 44 cm The weather was great, wind just not strong enough. Good to known that I can still pump a board onto a plane, even though I'm not in top condition. [Read...]

28 January 2018: High wind slalom training

Sunday 04 February 2018

10 degrees and 20 to 25 knots forecasted, top for an afternoon of surfing in January. Started with the Busca 34cm under the iSonic and the Warp 6.3. For the first time since my accident once again with the 6.3. Later took the Venom 32cm. Was a nice afternoon, sometimes very heavy. Was usefull, I train too little with the 6.3. It was not really cold by 10 degrees. [Read...]

Starting 2018, I will also be writing in English

Tuesday 30 January 2018

(machine translated in 2018) From now (2018) go try everything in English writing, I hope more people can give information about surfing. Everything will not yet readily available, my website need to be adjusted. [Read...]

24 January 2018: Warm start of 2018

Sunday 28 January 2018

First session of 2018, warmest January 24 ever: 13 degrees in Zeeland: delicious. Wind was less than the forecasted 35 kts. Took the Ice 4.7 with the JP FSW 84. Started 22.5cm center fin and 8cm thrusters. The 4.7 was bit to big, but with max trim it was alright. Also tried the MFC 24 cm Onshore. 2018 season has begun! [Read...]