About Hans Kleingeld
Contact: Hans Kleingeld
What does speedsurfingblog.com means to Hans?
In mid 80 Hans started windsurfing on one of the many inland lakes Holland is rich of. During his study Meteorology in the 90 he discovered speedsurfing with a fanatic mega jag as one board speedsolution. Lake Horst became his homespot from then on. In 99 GPS gave him a boost while he was provided with essential data every speedsurfer wants to know; velocity. He has combined his work in an offshore weatheroffice with forecast for windsurfers. Correctly forecasting wind is very difficult because we live on a highly heterogeneric boundary between earth, water and air. His goal is to meet people on the blog, share enthousiasm for windsurfing, learn from each other and making difficulties about weather and wind understandable.
Stats and Numbers
education: Master of Meteorology
sailing style: powered midwind conditions with relative large boards
Hometown: Ede, the Netherlands
North university of Speed 1996: 36,0 km/h with fanatic megajag and naish mana 6.8
First GPS-data: february 2000: 57,2 km/h with copello redline 269 and naish mana 6.8
First time 60+ km/h: summer 2005: 60,8 km/h with fanatic Stingray TT130 and NP RX1 6.4
Current pr: 73.2 km/h with futura 93 and Severne Reflex 6.2
Married, three (four) children, currently teacher physics near his favorite lake. Doesn’t like (deep) water. Bad experience: almost washed through flood barrier Oosterschelde.
Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.