06 August 2023: Very changeable cold day

Saterday 12 August 2023

Not a perfect prediction, Grevelingendam best for this prediction. Started with the Banzai 4.7 on the Goya One 95, wind was disappointing so switched to the F-Cross 113. Then the wind really came through and rigged the 3.7 on the Goya 81. Wind fell away again: not cool. No desire to wait or rig. With only 14/15 degrees it was not warm. A lot of showers and therefore very variable winds. Often just made the wrong choice in terms of stuff. Not my best day. [Read...]

02 August 2023: Wonderfully warm and strong wind

Friday 11 August 2023

Today's forecast: 36 knots of wind from the southwest. I started with the 4.2 sail on the JP Slate 96 board with a quad setup with my new MFC rear fins. The wind was strong, great for testing out the Slate as Quad. Waves were plentiful for back-side waveriding. As the tide came in, waves got bigger, up to 1.5 meters. Eventually, the wind became too strong for the 4.2 sail: switched to the Goya Custom Thruster 81 board but then the wind had dropped. I returned to the JP Slate 96 as the wind picked up. Overall, a great day on the water. Made a mistake with the Goya 81, would have been better to use it earlier. [Read...]

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03 July 2023: Wonderful waveriding, ended in a storm

Thursday 13 July 2023

Finally good wind from the right direction: WSW, perfect for the Brouwersdam. Sailed the Banzai 4.2 on the Wave Slate 96, first as thruster, later tried quad setup. Not expecting that we would really get 40+ knots. Impressed with the control of the Slate 96. With 40+ knots still just golfing, board never felt too big. First time sailing the Wave Slate as a quad, I liked it quite a bit, I'll try it more often. It was wonderful to have a really good wave session again: enjoyed. [Read...]

02 July 2023: Sunny light weather afternoon at sea

Tuesday 11 July 2023

Finally good wind for the Blokkendam. Wind forecast: WNW turning to WSW and increasing. On arrival disappointing wind, had just decreased considerably. Sailed the E-Type 6.6 on the F-Cross 113 with Select 35cm. Long runs towards the lighthouse of Ouddorp, jibing and back again. I could easily get upwind so I was further from the dunes and the wind was better. Less wind than predicted and hoped for, but wonderfully sailed. Lovely sun wind not too gusty. The F-Cross works very well with the 6.6, so this iSonic 101 is now for sale. [Read...]

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