Windsurf Blog NED-413

31 december 2014

Happy 2015 - Mark van Osch NED-413!

Windsurf Year 2014 flyby!


Wishing a Happy New Year 2015 to you all, 

in good health and doing what you love most!




29 december 2014

My year 2014 in review

My year 2014 in review.

Health: good year recovering from active rheumatism, now under control with medication and windsurf therapy. Fitness however could be better.
Family: enjoy watching my kids develop into individuals making their own choices in life
Friends: close friends are always nearby when you need them
Work: proud on what I do but not in balance last few months
Windsurfing: good to be back on the water with the number of sessions (wind/sup) more than 2012/2013 together. Every session gives me a boost in energy that I need.



Looking forward to 2015 and make a few changes.
Enjoy your time with family&friends and in good health!

See you on the water or at the beach! :-D



5 september 2014

Addicted to Windsurfing!

Started windsurfing back in '81, the same year that the Fanatic brand was founded.




Having an active windsurfcompetition career until '93 with multiple Dutch Champion titles in Racing/Funboard and top 5 at the Europeans.

Started windsurfing again approx 7 years ago and completely addicted again. Now also actively promoting Windsurfing where/when possible. Despite my rheumatism I will never stop windsurfing!

Very proud to be on the team and still addicted to ride! 





Thanks for the support!

Photocredits: Patrick Bongartz, Erwin Bovendeur

27 februari 2014

February Windsurf sessions - Spring is in the air!

This month has been very good again with mild temperatures (no ice!) for this winter in the Netherlands!

Next blog I wil do a review on the new boards used so far this year, Fanatic Falcon 130 and Ray 100.


2 feb 2014
Kraaijenbergse Plassen, 8 celcius, 8-13 knots, GPS max 24 knots. Fanatic Falcon 130, North Warp f2013 9.2, F-HOT 46cm. I like this winter in Holland.


8 feb 2014
With a lot of surfmates at Kraaijenbergse Plassen, 8 celcius, 14-18 knots. Fanatic Ray 100, North Warp f2012 7.0, F-HOT 36cm. 



9 feb 2014
Not my day at my homespot. Difficult wind, with 37 knots gusts, and not enough confidence in these conditions. Have to pratice more. Next time. :-) 6 celcius, 20-37 knots. Fanatic Ray 100, North Warp f2014 5.7, F-HOT 32cm. Thx Rob Sauter for the picture.


15 feb 2014
Nice wintersession at my homespot Kraaij with a lot of surfmates. Old times revive. Freewave 85 with 4.7 approved, relaxed surfing. Wind 24-39 knots. After 25 years on a wave board again!! Thx Erwin Bovendeur for the picture.


16 feb 2014
Stoked, nice Dutch skies, sunny and wind. Used the big Slalom set, Falcon 130, Warp 8.6, F-HOT 42. Had to work for it in the gusts up to 25 knots, MAX GPS speed 30 knots! Busy on/at the water with a lot of surfmates, nice! Thx Sipke Bijlsma for the picture. :-)


24 feb 2014
Spring is in the air! Falcon 130, Warp 8.6, F-HOT 44. Sunny and 14 Celcius. Wind 10-13 knots, max GPS display 30 knots. I like! :-) This time a few hours back2back on the water. Tried to get more load on my left hand, let's see how this feels the next days. My fitness is still poor because of the rheumatism medication but I'm getting there. ...



Session #11 2014 (8 Windsurf, 3 SUP)

See all my sessions: http://www.windsurfblog.nl/p/sessions.html


20 januari 2014

I'm back again (on the water)!!!

Yes, after almost a half year without windsurfing I'm back on the water!

It looks like the windsurf- and SUP sessions have a positive effect on my joints. My finger is still recovering from active rheumatism but I can now use it without much pain. Already looking forward to the next session.




Windsurfsession 5 Jan 2014 Kraaijenbergse Plassen, wind 2-13 knots, temp 6-8 Celcius. Raceboardset Fanatic/North approved! Thx Nils for the pictures and Mike for the video.


Windsurfsession 10 Jan 2014, Kraaijenbergse Plassen, wind SW 5-13 knots, temp 7-9 Celcius, Fanatic Mega Cat 380, North Sails F42 8.5.


I also started with Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) with my Fanatic Cat and already did 3 sessions with it. This is a very good workout and alternative to Windsurfing.

SUPer session 12 Jan 2014, Kraaijenbergse Plassen, no wind, temp 0-3 Celcius, Fanatic Mega Cat 380, Fanatic Paddle. That's how we ride!


18 jan 2014 Let's beat this! SUP workout in my backyard, upstream, downstream. Boxmeer, Maas.


SUP session 19 Jan 2014, de Vilt, no wind, temp 5 Celcius, Fanatic Cat 380, ION 4/3. That's how we ride!


Session #5 2014 (2 Windsurf, 3 SUP).

See all my sessions: http://www.windsurfblog.nl/p/sessions.html