Windsurfing also in 2024 during the Olympics

thursday 17 may 2018

Just like 6 years ago windsurfing as Olympic sport was discussed. This time, without any problems, it remains an windsurfing Olympic. Material is going to change. More vendors, more sails and Foil as an option. Kiters are also Olympic, but in a mixed event. [Read...]

Innovative new mast extension: NoerStick

sunday 29 april 2018

For years, there has hardly been any innovation on extensions. The North Power XT exists since 2004. Now there is the NoerStick, really a new concept for an extensions. [Read...]

First Photos: Duotone (previous North Sails)

saterday 28 april 2018

The rumors were there last week, but now there are photos of the 2019 photo shoots in Maui. Clearly a North Sails Super Hero, but then the 2019 model with a Duotone logo. [Read...]

Rumor: North Sails Windsurfing is going to end

tuesday 17 april 2018

There's a rumor that Boards-and-More is going to lose the license to the name North Sails. Rumor is that they will continue under the name Duotone. Yet another brand that Boards-and-More is going to lose. [Read...]

Dates NK Slalom known: mess

monday 16 april 2018

It took very long this year, it's already mid-April, but the dates for the NK Slalom (Dutch Championship) are finally known. Sure enough, they did it again, its a bit of a mess. [Read...]

Broken jaws, not a good beginning of the 2018 season

sunday 11 march 2018

Fall at home: upper en lower jaw broken. After a few nights hospital and a surgery, I back home. But will take many weeks before I can do everything again. No windsurfing, no training. [Read...]

01 October 2017: Very busy at de Punt

monday 02 october 2017

(machine translated in 2018) Rarely seen so busy on the point. A lot of acquaintances. Few hours with the iSonic 101, Venom 36 cm and Warp 7.0 dangers. Train in harsh conditions, because sometimes waves and wind were pretty tough. [Read...]

10 September 2017: Finally wind during the Regiocup

monday 11 september 2017

(machine translated in 2018) For the first time in nearly 2 years finally official races during a Rgiocup South. Unfortunately not the increasing wind that was predicted. Wind was to South and very gusty. All day with the iSonic 117 and Warp 8.0 dangers and that was on the small side, 9.0 was afterwards been better. Fun competitions dangers, unfortunately no more races in the afternoon because the wind was gusty. In the end 14th. [Read...]

Regiocup July 2 cancelled: Concert @ Sea

wednesday 28 june 2017

(machine translated in 2018) RegioCup South of 2 July has been cancelled. That same weekend, it is also Concert @ Sea. Not the first time that a game not by. [Read...]

I am not going to the NK

friday 23 june 2017

(machine translated in 2018) Contest surfing is fun, but it should be fun, it's hobby and you have to enjoy it. NK on Scheveningen or a weekend enjoy in Zeeland? Call me a sissy: I hook. [Read...]

04 June 2017: NK Slalom Lelystad day 2

sunday 11 june 2017

(machine translated in 2018) 12:00 from wind, something more than yesterday. All day dangers with the Warp 8.0 on the iSonic 117. Waves were higher and it was thereby heavy. Luckily today called 2 x through the preliminary rounds. Not that I have much chance in a B-final, but immediately saves a few places. Eventually 20th ended this weekend. Were the foreign PWA guys not been there I was just 16th again as always. [Read...]

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03 June 2017: NK Slalom Lelystad day 1

sunday 11 june 2017

(machine translated in 2018) Wind came late, but luckily we were allowed to sleep late of the organization. Eventually the whole afternoon/evening with my new iSonic 127 North Warp 9.0 LW on the dangers. Level was high, certainly by the presence of Dutch and foreign PWA surfers. Today did not succeed to go through the qualifying rounds. Lelystad remains difficult in/out of the water. We have to 19:30 hazards. [Read...]

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07 may 2017: Regiocup Zuid, too little wind: No official races

wednesday 17 may 2017

(machine translated in 2018) The plan was to take a long-distance to sail to determine who in which fleet arrived. Lack of wind did not. Too little wind also for official matches, so fun-races. I was in the B-fleet. 4 heats hazards. 2 x 4th, 1 x false start and last race 1st. Very happy with this result, I could very well come in the B fleet, about the level that I have always had. [Read...]

06 may 2017: light wind slalom training

tuesday 16 may 2017

(machine translated in 2018) Today 2nd time slalom training by 2017. 30 participants, very busy. Little to no wind. But good to get some light training again and stuff to test. Started with the iSonic 127 9.0 with Daytona and Boss 49 cm. When the wind was almost gone with the JP Super 90 Lightwind on the water, to the wind really was gone. The weather was great, good, nice and warm. [Read...]

Starboard Eco Board project testing

saterday 29 april 2017

Starboard is testing a more first eco-friendly board construction. The Eco Board Project ambassador Florian Jung is testing the construction in South Africa. Starboard: The Ecoboard Project was started with one objective in mind: to be as energy efficient as possible. This starts by using raw materials that have a lower carbon footprint than those used today but with equal or improved mechanical properties. By being one of the fastest growing trees, Balsa wood could be one of the solutions to reach this objective. [Read...]

15 April 2017: Full on training in the waves

sunday 16 april 2017

(machine translated in 2018) Last day of El Medano, a little more wind than yesterday: For cambers chosen: S-Type SL 6.6 on the Goya Bolt 105. That was full-on, in the beginning really borderline in terms of sailing large and then big waves. Perfect hard weather training. Walked around all day with a smile, what am I glad that I turn on this level. El Medano was fun, 5 of the 8 days. Lovely weather, 20 to 25 degrees, most days with shorty dangers. [Read...]

25 March 2017: For the first time since long: slalom training

sunday 26 march 2017

(machine translated in 2018) First weekend of the Regiocup South, Saturday training. Wind was ONO predicted. Today no technique training, but just short races. 24 participants. All day long the Daytona 9.0 on the iSonic 127 dangers. 10 heats hazards, often it went pretty good, some starts ruining, and damage hazards at a buoy. It was good to see that I'm with the guys sub-top can join. [Read...]

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Measure heart rate during surfing

thursday 23 march 2017

(machine translated in 2018) To mn condition to better train for windsurfing, I want my heart rate measuring while surfing. With all those things that would not so difficult nowadays FitBit. First the Suunto Smart Sensor tried, and now for the Polar H10 chosen. [Read...]

Suunto Smart Belt Reset

thursday 16 march 2017

(machine translated in 2018) I have bought a Suunto Smart Belt to measure my heart rate, for example during surfing. After it no longer worked with the phone 1 x pairing. Call support: reset and problem solved. [Read...]

14 March 2017: Top slalom training

wednesday 15 march 2017

(machine translated in 2018) There was light weather forecast, the wind was harder, with the Warp 8.0 was the full-power. Kinda similar to the last time, but then just a little less hard causing the 8.0 never was too large. First the Boss 44 cm hazards, then the SLP 42 cm. Well on jibes trained. Weather was not foggy, but certainly not cold. [Read...]

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