dinsdag 15 september 2009

Visit at Lorch

On our way home from Lake Garda we stopped at the Bodensee to visit Günter Lorch - the shaper of Lorch Boards. He showed us his workshop and some boards he is working on at the moment. Pssst it's kind of a secret, but Günter makes custom twinfin waveboards too. You can see Günter at work yourself at the website of Lorch Boards.

TVM in Torbole

The same time when we were in Torbole the dutch iceskating team TVM was there as well. Training for the Olympic season which will start soon. Saw them a couple of times in the evening when we were going out for an icecream. Read more about their trip on the official TVM website.

Lake Garda

Back at Lake Garda after three years. Nice to be here. They are building a lot. Saw some new houses on the road from Torbole to Arco. A new pre-fab Circolo Surf building. But...the old building at Parco Pavese is still not ready yet.
There was a lot of North wind in the morning. You have to get up early to catch it. But as the camping site does not open the gate before 7.30 A.M. we took it slow. Went for a session in Malcesine only once. South wind in the afternoon let us a bit down. Time enough to go for some sight seeing.
Many young kids are picking up windsurfing over here. Nice to see even 5-year-olds blasting away on the lake.
Last weekend there was a mini-Surffestival in Torbole. The only brand exposing was Exocet. Tried out two Kona Stand Up Paddle Boards which were big, but nice to paddle long distance.
And of course as always: don't forget to wear a lifejacket when you go out. Police where still busy every day to catch those who didn't...

1. Me & my lifejacket
2. XO-sails
3. Stand Up Paddle at the lake
4. Airbrush at Surffestival
5. Little kids having fun

woensdag 2 september 2009

SUP Fryslan 1 - 5 September 2009

It's on! 25 riders, 220 kilometers, 11 cities in 5 days time. Follow the 11-city (SUP) tour Xtreme from day to day. The ride is going to be tough with strong wind and rain along the way.
Good luck to you guys & girls.

dinsdag 1 september 2009


Just recovered from Bill. And already another tropical Storm is heading our way. Danny should arrive on Thursday. Be prepared!