(machine translated in 2023) Nice hard weather day
A big storm had been predicted, but it didn't come. S/SE up to 40 knots predicted, well not 40 knots but enough wind. Yes Z/SE is not the most stable, so gusty weather.

When I arrived Martijn and Hans were already at the bay. In terms of wind direction really a very awkward place. The surf shop was even in front of it, and crossing out of the bay would also be awkward. I hesitated for a moment to stand somewhere else, but that is also so anti-social. Martijn was already fanatically rigging his 5.7. so I waited until Martijn was out of the water, in the meantime I took the JP Freestylewave 84 out of the cart and put on a suit. Martijn could plan very easily with 5.7 so immediately took the Ice 4.7.

Not to do difficult with sailing away, but just walked to the open water, dam over and directly on open water.
I could plan immediately. It was quite busy on the small piece of water, you could sail from the shore to the harbor. And so everyone was in between. The water was hectic, with sometimes a wave of 50cm or so here and there. Especially on the way back I could sometimes find a nice ramp. Sail was on the small side, but with a fairly convex trim and my large fin I could still sail reasonably.
Especially when the wind was a bit stronger a few nice high sponges made, of which a few reasonable attempts at Donkey-kick/Tabletop.
Basically just too long by sailing with a sail that is too small. A lot of wind was predicted, and it was yet to come. So you're not going to rig. When Martijn had already gone to the side, Hans and I also stopped for a sandwich. I screwed the Select X1 under it. What a mess that makes of Select that they use separate boxes for wave fins. I'm just going to pour the Select X1 myself, because this doesn't fit.

With the Select X1, the set ran a bit quieter. But the wind was also getting less and less. He hesitated for a moment to stop when Hans stopped. The wind was really far away then. But the trim loosened up a bit and still went on. And then the wind came. Really super hard. 4.7 quickly trimmed over max and briefly enjoyed 15 miinuten and then the wind was gone again. Then I stopped.

Tasty and satisfied. Not a great day, but for SE wind it was great.


Present: Hans (Hansie), Martijn (Volvosurfer)

13:00 1 hour Wind: S/SE 14/25 kts
Board: JP Freestyle Wave 84 II - Mistral Freestyle 23cm
Sail: North Ice 4.7 - North Gold(a) 400cm - Neil Pryde X6 145-195
14:15 2.25 hour Wind: S/SE 14/30 kts
Board: JP Freestyle Wave 84 II - Select X1 Wave 26,5cm
Sail: North Ice 4.7 - North Gold(a) 400cm - Neil Pryde X6 145-195
  (machine translated in 2023) Set was better than with the Freestyle 23cm, a little more control in the chop, but the Select X1 doesn't really fit well, just pour a power box instead of .dat Select screw crap thing. When the wind finally came through for fifteen minutes, it was really big. But otherwise, the 4.7 was often really too small.