(machine translated in 2023) Finally an early afternoon away at work and surfing with a nice sun. Wind was predicted W to W/SW, at West I had gone to the Grevelingendam, but on the way I already saw that it was W/SW and then you have just no wind on the Grevelingendam along the side, so it became Herkingen and speedsurfing. After arriving I found the wind slightly disappointing. For a 5.8 so-it-so too little. So the 6.6 witnessed, 7.6 seemed too much. The Daytona turned out to be a good choice, first 2 hours it was on the small side for speedsurfing, too small to go spacious. Speed remained around 55 km/h. It's great to practice lay-down gybs behind the dam. A number of times to a piece of downwind in the chop a laydown deployed. Often it went well, sometimes very wrong with a nice hard crash as a result. After a short stop for a happie back on the water and then begone the wind to increase. Speed increased in increments from 55 through 57.5 - 57.6 - 57.7 - 58.4 - 59.9 - 60.0 to 61.0. I got that 61 on my last run. I wanted to stop, one last run. I went after the height, get in the chop and shoot with 2 feet out of the foot straps, board comes up and I only hit my board with my big toe, followed by pain. Take a break from the shock and go to the side and home. Walking was difficult after the fall. Couldn't bend my big toe without pain. Next day visited a very charming doctor. Joint between 1st and 2nd phalange of my big toe sprained/overstretched. There are some bloet outpourings and fluid around the joint, with 2 to 3 weeks everything should be over again. Just in time for The Mission.


15:30 3 hour Wind: W/SW 16/24 kts
Board: Starboard S-Type 104 - MFC SL 32cm
Sail: North Daytona 6.6 - North Viper 75 460cm - HPL Slalom 177-238
  (machine translated in 2023) Board ran well, with little wind it was even possible to do well with the 32cm, when the wind got better later it could certainly have been done with 30cm. Funny to see how much smaller fin I already sail on the S-Type than a few months ago. At the end the speed increased nicely and I reached 61 km/h on the last run.