Martin van Meurs made himself popular in the Netherlands. Promoting GPS-speedsurfing, recordattempts and the idea speedsurfing is just the best thing ever.
Read about Martin his thoughts some years ago. I translated some parts which are interesting
“In 3 years we should go 100km/h”
“On a speedboard you’re constantly tightrope walking, searching for the ultimate balance between board and rig”
“If you make 1 mistake in 20 seconds on the 500m course when doing 70km/h you loose easily 10-15 places in the ranking”
I downloaded these scans of some magazine from a surfforum a long time ago. (for when there would be frozen water). Good news is I have some other nice photos/content of speedsurfing before 2000, I am just waiting for the original publisher to allow me publish these.