Windsurf Blog NED-413

22 januari 2016

Windsurfblog NED-413 - Looking back at 2015 and forward to 2016!

Looking back at my 2015 windsurfsessions with a big smile! :-D

A slow year but a lot of qualitytime on the water!


  • Jan 2015 - New Years Slalom with surfmates
  • Feb 2015 - Racing in the cold at my homespot Kraaijenbergse Plassen
  • Mar 2015 - Windsurfweek with DFS mates at TWSwindsurf Tenerife 
  • Apr 2015 - Slalom/Racing/SUP at my homespot
  • May 2015 - Slalom lightwind ánd overpower at my homespot
  • Jun 2015 - Super Slalom at my homespot with Energylevel +++
  • Jul 2015 - My daugther on board again and Mike's daugther learning to windsurf
  • Aug 2015 - Slalom/Speed at Nunspeet with a PR for this slalomset (max 65.8 kmh)
  • Sep 2015 - "vanoschje" Racing style Kraaij 
  • Oct 2015 - Racing in Giesbeek, 2 races against sailboats
  • Nov 2015 - Makkum Beach weekend with the DFS team, Wave bump&jump
  • Dec 2015 - Makkum week with family&friends, Wave bump&jump

Good news for my health. My last checkup showed that my rheumatism is not active at the moment and I'm on the lowest dose methotrexate for the past half year. Fitness could be better, but 80kg and 14.9% BF is fine with me. :-)

Looking forward and very motivated for 2016, full throttle! ;-)

North Sails Windsurfing Benelux
Fanatic Benelux
ION Benelux

27 november 2015

Windsurfing back to the future 1985 -> 2015

Windsurfing back to the future 1985 -> 2015

Dutch Fun Speeders teamweekend in Makkum!

Took my 30 years old custom build Kosmos Wave (255x58) from the shack after many years to give it a try again.

It was fun, wind 22-37 knots, North Sails 4.7, big smile! :-D

Music credits: Miami Vice, Mike, Muse

Camera credits: Menno

21 september 2015

Introduction Fanatic 2016 Falcon Slalom and North Sails Warp F2016

This weekend I went to the Real Trip event in Makkum to help promote the 2016 Fanatic/North surfstuff. Saturday morning early we had a lot work to do unpacking because the container just arrived that week. A bit like an early Sinterklaas or Christmas. :-)

With this event we introduced the 2016 Fanatic Falcon and Falcon TE and the North Warp F2016 in the Netherlands! We got a lot of positive comments, some quotes:

"Especially the Warp stoo out in positive way, much nicer than a picture can show"
"Impressed by the look and feel of the new Warps"

"Awesome boards!"
"So the Falcon and Falcon TE have exactly the same shape? Nice offer!"
"The weight difference is not that much!"

Some pictures of our playground!

Fanatic Falcon and Falcon TE


North Warp F2016

Looking forward to give this stuff a try (or two, three, four, .....). ;-)

24 april 2015

Fast & Easy Rigging NorthSails Warp F2015

Fast & Easy Rigging/De-Rigging

How to - tips&tricks

NorthSails Warp F2015 7.7
Platinum SDM 460 mast
Power.XT 2.0 42cm extension
Platinum 190-250 boom

27 februari 2015

Preview North Sails Warp F2015 9.0/LW (Light Wind edition)

Unpacking the new Warp F2015 9.0/LW (Light Wind edition)

Special Slalom sail for early planing, acceleration, efficiency in light wind slalom conditions. Wider mastsleeve of softer material than the other Warps F2015. Lighter film used in the top of the sail. Less mastcurve, different outline in the top. Extra zipper for the upper cam. To be used with the Platinum SDM 490/28 2015 mast.

Specs: lufflength 518cm +-1cm, boomlength 242cm max, 7 battens, 4 cams, 6.5 kg

Exited to give it a try as soon as I'm recovered....

North Sails Windsurfing Benelux
North Sails Windsurfing International

Pictures of the first garden rigging session of this beautiful sail. :-D

North Sails Warp F2015 9.0/LW compared to the Warp F2013 8.6