zaterdag 24 mei 2008

Fly naturally higher

Sunset & Angel are organizing a great foto contest. Check out all the details on http://www.flynaturallyhigher.de/.

zaterdag 10 mei 2008

Another try

Didn't have much luck with the wind two weeks ago. So I am going to give it another try today till upcoming Wednesday. Tonight I am off to Zeeland. Doesn't look like we are going to get much wind though with this huge High pressure hanging around. But maybe some termic wind will show up at the end of the afternoon somewhere. You never know...

donderdag 1 mei 2008

From southeast to southwest

Since last Saturday I was waiting & watching the forecast impatiently for some wind to arrive in the next view days. But after some promissing weather reports earlier last week, things went downhill big time as soon as the weekend - my holiday - started. Finally it looked like some wind would set in on Wednesday - Queensday. Out of which direction remained a question till d-day. When I woke up yesterday morning it turned out to be south east instead of south. Which means pretty off-shore in Wijk aan Zee.

'There goes my plan of riding some waves' I thought. Nevertheless I drove up there to give it a go. At least there would be wind according to the actuelewaterdata.nl. But when I arrived: no wind at all. So I had to start with a coffee break, and another one - except for the fact that I don't drink any coffee. For me it was tea instead.

After a slow start the wind started blowing around 13.00 p.m. Finally! Blasting down the beach with 4.7 was fun. Could even enjoy some baby waves for about an hour. Only knee- to hiphigh. But due to the off shore wind hitting the beach in nice lines. Perfect for full speed carving the waves and practising arial's off the lip.

Loved it.

This morning I arrived at the beach a bit too late (10.30 a.m.). Looking down from the dunes on the water it still seemed to be do-able. But when I hit the water the conditions where really minimal. The current was pulling strong. It was an up-and-down session. Working hard. Still spent an hour on the water. Concerning the marginal conditions I am satisfied for today.