Strapper is still alive

Tuesday 05 July 2022

They don't make windsurf boards anymore, but Strapper still exists. Paul van Bellen visited Strapper in Torquay in South Australia. Strapper is a surf shop, and they've been around for a very long time. Paul has made a nice documentary about it. Nice piece of windsurfing history. [Read...]


North Sails Proto from up close

Friday 03 December 2021

Pieter Bijl was photographed, up close, with a North Sails XOver proto. I haven't seen any pictures from that close. [Read...]

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22 August 2021: Wind was disappointing

Tuesday 31 August 2021

After the rain, wind would turn and pick up. WNW 20 knots was predicted. Perfect for the Grevelingendam. Started with iSonic 101 with E-Type 6.6 and SL-X 36cm, in the beginning that was good, later wind decreased. Switched to the iSonic 117 with S-type 7.3 and SL-X 43cm, unfortunately, it was short-lived. Always rigged just too small, always expected that the wind would come. The wind did not come so always sailed just too small. [Read...]

16 August 2021: Nice afternoon at sea

Monday 23 August 2021

I had expected to go to the Grevelingendam, ended up driving to the sea. Sailed entire afternoon with the Banzai 5.3. Almost all the time with the Goya One Pro 95. Tried the JP FSW 84 Pro again. I understand again why I have been a fan of the JP Freestylewave for so long. The Goya is clearly better at wave riding, and still fun for bump-n-jump, but the Goya is just bigger and jumps a little less easily. It was nice, in the beginning unfortunately still rain. But at the end clear blue sky. Few really good waves, but still quite a bit of jumping and also occasional waveriding. [Read...]