Much better day than yesterday, a bit more wind, but still not much. But a clear blue sky. Wind seemed a bit more, Martijn was sailing well with 6.6 so I thought I was fine with 5.9. Alain was there again. After half an hour of sailing, Alain and I sailed towards the 3rd beach bar because we saw a lot of foam in the surf and wanted to play there. After a bit of downwind we came just past the 4th bar on the beach. In and just outside the surf there was much less wind. In addition, there was a beautiful shore break, 50 to 100cm directly on the beach. Impossible to do anything with. After 2 rinses when trying to get away, went back upwind and back to the launch beach. Once I arrived I had lost Alain, who was in front of me. Alain comes 10 minutes later: "Where were you?" "In front of the 3th beach bar it is super". Okay, a drink and try again. Alain was right. With a sandbank 10 meters in front of the beach and from the sandbank water of 50 to 150cm deep to the beach, perfect for playing in the waves. A bit of wave riding when coming in and also jumping on the way out. Unfortunately, I was too busy to catch all the waves. After 1.5 hours, I did an unplanned half backloop. Sailed back to the beach, very tired. That was really cool. I want that again. Then another hour together with Hans and Martijn from the shore to GB8 and back, many jybes, some lay-downs.

Brouwersdam Zuid

Present: Hans (Hansie), Martijn (Volvosurfer)

12:30 4.25 hour Wind: N/NE 12/16 kts
Board: Fanatic Skate 111 - Mistral Freestyle 25cm
Sail: North Duke 5.9 - North Gold 430cm - North X-Composite M
  (machine translated in 2023) Set went well, sail I should have chosen bigger. With 5.9 I was often too small and could only just plan, especially in the surf not ideal.