01 June 2024: Finally surfing again

Monday 03 June 2024

For weeks there was little wind and a lot of rain and unfortunately I couldn't get away from work at the moments when there was wind. Today finally good wind. Sailed the Banzai 5.3 on the Goya One 95 with 21/10 MFC Thrusters Some steep waves for jumping, and others for an occasional back-side hit. It was a tick overcloud, but the wind was very constant. It was super busy and that made the water even more choppy. Sailed through until I was completely empty: nice. [Read...]

19 April 2024: Strong wind, and chilly

Saterday 20 April 2024

Good WNW predicted, some showers in the morning, later less rain. Sailed the Banzai 4.2 on the Grip 93 with MFC 20/10cm thrusters. Nice afternoon: Wind was stronger than expected. It was only 9 degrees and with so much wind: quite chilly. I didn't wear mittens, and sometimes that was only just possible. [Read...]

Setje voor vandaag: Fanatic Grip 93 met de Banzai 4.2.Setje van vandaag: Fanatic Grip 93 met Banzai 4.2. Thrusters onder de Grip.Vinnen voor vandaag onder de Fanatic Grip 93: MFC TF20 en 10cmVinnen onder de Fanatic Grip 93: MFC TF 20 en 10cm. Op deze foto duidelijk de nieuwe inbus bouten. Stuk fijner.Eerste keer met mijn nieuwe Slotbox bouten gevaren. Beter bouten, betere draad, inbus, kunnen met een lattensleutel worden vastgezet.

09 April 2024: Tail end of storm Pierrick

Thursday 11 April 2024

Strong winds forecast all day, up to 40 knots. In the evening it would start to decrease. Was able to leave work a few hours earlier. I was at the dam just before 4. Sailed the Banzai 3.7 on the Grip 93 with quad fins. 4.2 would have been better. Luckily not much rain, but a bit chilly, compared to last weekend. Was a fun session. [Read...]

Hoog water tijdens een storm op de Brouwersdam. Zee water loopt over het strand achter de Blokkendam langs.Foto van de vinnen die ik vandaag onder de Fanatic Grip 93 heb gebruikt: K4 Flex 16cm achter en Fanatic 10cm voor.

05 April 2024: Great day, cold is gone

Sunday 07 April 2024

Forecast for 25 degrees this weekend, 15 degrees on Friday and up to 40 knots turning from S to SW wind. Sailed the Banazi 4.7. First on the Wave Slate 96, later on the Grip 93. Lovely afternoon, clear blue almost all afternoon and not cold. I'm getting more and more friends with the Grip, I'll put Dakine Core Contours on it. I find the original foot straps much too soft. [Read...]

Heerlijk weer aan de Blokkendam. Lijkt wel zomer.Foto van de vinnen die ik vandaag heb gebruikt onder de Fanatic Grip 93: MFC QS 300 met TF 11cm fronts.Vinnen die ik vandaag onder de JP Wave Slate 96 heb gebruikt: K4 Scorcher 16 achter, 10 voor.Foto van de vinnen die ik vandaag heb gebruikt onder de JP Wave Slate 96: K4 Scorcher 16cm voor, 10cm achter.

24 March 2024: Cold but better wind

Sunday 24 March 2024

The forecast was wind and rain again, in the morning the rain didn't seem to fall in Zeeland. Wind direction W to WNW, so perfect for the Grevelingendam. Started with the Banzai 5.3 on the One 95. Later took the Banzai 4.7 on the Grip 93. It was cold, really cold. In the beginning even with mittens on cold fingers. The wind was a lot better than yesterday and it was a lot busier on the water. [Read...]

23 March 2024: Gusty, a short period perfect

Sunday 24 March 2024

Good wind has been predicted for the weekend for days. Wind forecast remained, but the temperature was a lot lower. Used a lot of equipment: Banzai 6.0, 5.3 and 4.7. In the beginning very gusty, then 1.5 an hour of good sailing. Menno and Jurjen have also done a lot of re-rigging. It wasn't very cold, we sailed almost all the time without mittens. After stopping, the hail came and the temperature dropped quickly. Even with the neoprene jacket on, I had cold hands: brr. [Read...]

15 March 2024: Briljant day at the Brouwersdam

Sunday 17 March 2024

Very good wind forecast and also warm for the time of year. Sailed with the Banzai 4.7. First on the Wave Slate, later the Goya One and ended on the Wave Slate again. Another 4 seals were released, went to have a look. Not very cold, no cap or gloves needed. Lots of sun. Especially at the end there are also nice waves. [Read...]

Foto vanaf de Insta360 van Henk. Heel dichtbij met de JP Wave Slate 96 en Banzai 4.7. Mooi shot van de 4.7.Foto vanaf de insta360 van Henk. Heel dichtbij met de JP Wave Slate 96 en Banzai 4.7.

04 February 2024: Cold but nice afternoon at the Blokkendam.

Monday 05 February 2024

Good wind forecast, SW and dry. Few surfers at the Blokkendam. Sailed with the Banzai 5.3 on the Goya One 95 with MFC 21/10cm fins. In the beginning wind was not strong. Later the 5.3 was too big. It was cloudy, certainly not warm. Especially in the last hour more and more nice waves. [Read...]

03 January 2024: Nice start to the year

Sunday 07 January 2024

Tail of storm Henk, should stay dry for most of the afternoon. Sailed with the Banzai 5.3 on the One 95 with MFC 25/8 thrusters. Wind was WSW, so mainly sailing along the beach. Because of the direction you could find waves on both sides to jump. In general, the water was very flat. While jumping, almost hit Gert-Jan. Nice start of the year. Nice session, too bad there were so few waves. [Read...]

Mooie foto van de GoPro van Gert-Jan: Springen met de Goya One 95. Verkeerd ingeschat: ik dacht dat Gert-Jan nog achter me zat, maar na het afzetten was ik alle druk in mijn zeil kwijt. Ik zat echt te dicht bij Gert-Jan, maar gelukkig heb ik hem niet geraakt.Mooie foto van de GoPro van Gert-Jan: Verkeerd ingeschat: Ik land net na een sprong, net schuin voor hem. Gelukkig heeft hij me niet geraakt, maar dit was te dichtbij.Mooie foto van de GoPro van Gert-Jan: Springen met de Goya One 95.Mooie foto van de GoPro van Gert-Jan: Planeren met de Goya One 95. Mooie foto van de Banzai 5.3.