Unexpectedly strong storm
Forecast was wind increasing to 28 to 32 knots NNO. Not really the best wind direction, but if the wind doesn't turn further to the east, it's very good surfing at Brouwersdam south.
In the morning it became clear that it would not rain, so around 15:00 at the Brouwersdam.
Wind didn't seem to be coming through strongly. On the beach there were surfers with 4.2 and 4.7, the lighter boys thought 4.7 was too big, so I went for the 4.7.
Nice day to sail my new Goya Banzai sails for the first time. Rigging was easy, sailing needed quite a lot of downhaul, a lot of pre-tension.

JP FreestyleWave 84 with Goya Banzai 4.7 and 21/10cm fins
Get up and plane directly from the beach, needed to get used to the waves, which are quite high, but also not very steep. Once past the dam of the water inlet clean full wind and clearly too large a sail. To the beach to adjust the trim, more outhaul, tune the harness lines. Let's go out again. Definitely better, but sail is really big. Then more downhaul, even though you are not supposed to trim the Goya's via the downhaul, only via the outhaul. I was able to sail reasonably for a while, but a size smaller would have been better. The Goya has a great range, remains stable feel, not overpowered (push with your masthand). Board just wanted to move too fast. So time for the AHD 75L

AHD Power Wave 75 with Goya Banzai 4.7 and 24cm fin
A 4.7 on the AHD is always exciting. So little volume, I'm going to need wind. Well, that didn't turn out to be necessary. It was planing all the time, wind had increased even more. The AHD does give more control. The speed is also lower and more controllable than with the FSW, which makes sailing much easier in these types of conditions. But the sail was getting harder to hold, just too much power in your hands. It's time for the 3.7.

AHD Power Wave 75 with Goya Banzai 3.7 and 24cm fin
It was a tough rigging. High tide, almost no more beach left, too much wind to rig on asphalt. So rigging in the sand while trying to keep sand out of the extension and mast. Going into the water had become quite difficult. Bit of water on the beach, then directly deep with a shore-brake of 1+ meter height. So needed good timing and get planing quickly. On the water it was direct planning, also the 3.7 was too big. Only between the gusts was it really nice. High swell, seldom steep. Difficult to find a wave to jump, wave riding was not possible. Was survival surfing. The 3.7 held itself well: stable.

Pack up and head home. Everything full of sand, it was fun, but heavy. Goya's are doing well, though it wasn't the best day to test them properly.

This is still Corona time: stay home as much as possible. Also, it is now quieter in the hospital you do not want to unnecessarily burden the emergency services and hospitals.
On the way back home I heard that a kiter had died at Kamperland (Roompot). And the days after that come the big shock. On Monday things went wrong in Scheveningen: 12 (body) surfers get into trouble, due to currents and 2 meters thick foam. In the end, five died. That get you thinking. I was eventually sailing overpowered with my 3.7, with often barely any control, in sometimes 2 meter high waves. Also for a while without a helmet. Normally that is not very wise, but in these day and age you should not do this in my view. In retrospect, I shouldn't have rigged the 3.7, I should have gone home.

Brouwersdam Zuid

15:15 0.5 hour Wind: N/NE 22/32 kts
Board: JP Freestyle Wave 84 Pro - MFC Freewave (06) 21cm/Makani Walu 2x10cm
Sail: Goya Banzai Pro 4.7 - Hot Kauli 400 - AL360 E3 Carbon 140-200
  First time with my Goya Banzai 4.7.
Was too big from the start. Outhaul quickly pulled on max, which didn't help enough. Increased the downhaul too over max, that also didn't help enough. Gusts were just very strong, board accelerated too fast.
15:45 0.5 hour Wind: N/NE 25/36 kts
Board: AHD Power Wave 253 - Select Wave Warrior 24cm
Sail: Goya Banzai Pro 4.7 - Hot Kauli 400 - AL360 E3 Carbon 140-200
  The AHD clearly gives more control. Easy to control the speed over the waves. The FSW just accelerated much faster, and that's not really convenient in these circumstances. But the 4.7 was still too big.
16:30 1.25 hour Wind: N/NE 22/45 kts
Board: AHD Power Wave 253 - Select Wave Warrior 24cm
Sail: Goya Banzai X Pro 3.7 - Goya Ninety Pro 370 - AL360 E3 Carbon 140-200
  First time with the Goya Banzai 3.7. Wind was too hard for the 3.7. Had also forgotten to grab a smaller fin, the 24cm was a bit too big, was going upwind all the time. Sail over max trimmed, lower outhaul eye, and yet the sail was often too big. Could still sail, but it was rarely relaxed.