17 May 2008
(machine translated in 2023) Rainy day at sea, at 12:00 we were on the dam, but there was only 12 knots of wind. Much more wind was predicted. Eventually stayed cloudy all day and with 12 degrees and all day moth rain to rain not warm. For the first time in more than 10 years on the south side of the Brouwersdam. Arrived first the wind measured on top of the dam, but 12 knots. Another half hour doubted but still the Skate with 6.7 rigged. Wind came the first part from behind the dam and further on it seemed to blow a little more. The water floated up, after BG8 no wind yet, already more pressure. Past the 3rd beach bar I turned to float back. Halfway through so true enough pressure to just plan. Okay, so there was a chance of wind in it. After 3 more raks back and forth I was able to float more and more often. I saw people standing by my car so maybe there were acquaintances. Yes, the Belgian friends Benny and Walter had arrived. After fifteen minutes of chatting back on the water, wind was now quickly getting better, could plan directly from the shore. After half an hour Benny and Walter finally got on the water, these 2 gentlemen are so good that I had to do my best to keep up and not be lost at the gyben. Great to surf with 2 surfers who sail so well. Jumped here and there, also one-handed a few times. Wind increased further and further until I was sailing with the 6.7 at max trim. Stopped at 16:30, was still tired from the wedding party, the night before.
|Wind: N/NE 8/16 kts
|Fanatic Skate 111 - MFC Goya Freemove 31cm
|North Duke 6.7 - North Viper 75 460cm - North X-Composite M
|(machine translated in 2023) Set ran well, could even walk height in minimal wind, when the wind increased the fin did not feel too big. Could plan easily and early. Gybjes went well and predictably, even in the waves.