(machine translated in 2023) Summer storm: Rain
They had been holding strong winds for 2 days. Yesterday I couldn't leave work early, but today I can.
So at 16:30 I was on the Grevelingendam after a rain break. There it was very quiet, male or 3 or 4 on the water and rain.
Most surfers were working with 4.0 and 4.2. So for the Ice 4.2 chosen, board was easy for today. The AHD 253.

Ice 4.2
First time sailed with the Ice 4.2. Would have been foolish enough not to throw my 380cm mast in the cart. Then on the 400cm on rigged.
On the open water it soon became clear that the 4.2 was big after all. Water was a big chaos, no nice lines, couldn't make the board run smoothly anywhere, didn't stand comfortably on the board, foot straps were too big (winter stand) Also quickly got trouble with my arms, trapeze strings seemed very short... Went to the side. 28 inch trapeze lines on it. Sail a little tighter and foot straps smaller.
That went a lot better, especially the longer trapeze lines gave more control. But after a high jump that ended unplanned in my best backloop ever, I decided to go smaller.

Voodoo 3.7
The voodoo also had to be on the 400cm mast, and that makes the sail a lot less forgiving. Immediately when I was on the water I noticed how much control and rest I had, water seemed flatter. No water was flatter, wind was a lot less. Could still plan, but had little power in my sail. Trim a whole piece loose set (sail hung almost completely in my boom) and then it just went. And then sometimes the wind came all the way back and the trim had to be back to max to keep some control. And then 10 minutes later it was completely gone again, bobbing, even having to body-drag a bit to get into the shallows. But stop? Nope, the wind came back. But when he fell away again but stopped. Was already quite tired and actually had to pack a 4.2 or 4.7.

If it hadn't rained like that, it would have been a great day, but that rain sometimes hurts and is very annoying. Wind was gusty, but I had a good time. It was quiet, but cozy.


Present: Arno (Mr. Q), Jurjen, Martijn (Volvosurfer)

17:00 1 hour Wind: W 25/40 kts
Board: AHD Power Wave 253 - Select Wave Warrior 22cm
Sail: North Ice 4.2 - North Gold(a) 400cm - Chinook Pro 1 Alloy 150-212
18:15 2.5 hour Wind: W 15/35 kts
Board: AHD Power Wave 253 - Select Wave Warrior 22cm
Sail: North Voodoo 3.7 - North Gold(a) 400cm - Chinook Pro 1 Alloy 150-212
  (machine translated in 2023) The 3.7 was actually just too small. However, I shouldn't have rigged. In the traps it was enjoyable, but in between a size larger would certainly have been better, although a 4.2 would sometimes have been too small. Control in the vlage was good. Have now also sailed the Voodoo at completely minimal trim. Sail half the length against the boom. If I could plan early, but if there was a flurry, the sail was immediately too big and did not discharge at all.