Interview David Gollick about Windsurfingfins.co.uk

  Interview David Gollick about Windsurfingfins.co.uk On facebook I saw www.windsurfingfins.co.uk and there are a lot of things going on last 12 months. Also received emails from speedsurfingblog.com readers with questions about the finshop. So it was about time for a interview about this new service! Why did you Start Windsurfingfins.co.uk? For years I struggled … Read more

Gaastra Vapor 2011

Gaastra Vapor 2011 Click the picture for a new background ūüėČ Just got an email from Bert den Boer, with the new gaastra vapor information included. Most will know Dan Kaseler is no longer responsible for the Gaastra sails, this Vapor is the very first “Peter Munzlinger Gaastra”. If I have to guess the new … Read more

Down Under Youngsters

Down Under Youngsters Just read 2 impressive stories which I like to share: First meet Alex Halank (AUS2001) (I guess born in 2001??) Carbon Art interview Winner 2010 Starboard Prokids IFCA Freestyle World Championship He wants to be the youngest ever to reach 30kn!! Go for it Alex, these carbon art boards should be perfect!! … Read more

Dangerous fishtraps on Amstelmeer!!

Dangerous fishtraps on Amstelmeer!! Today I got shaken up, full crash into a fishtrap at 67.5 km/h (36.5kn) on the Amstelmeer. Or should I say windsurfertrap?? Broke 1 fin, harnass +line gone..Lets start with the beginning. Yesterday I got the 2011 Starboard Futura 93 from Hans Kleingeld to try, did also some windsurfing at Strand … Read more

Amstelmeer fishnet update!

Amstelmeer fishnet update! Not so long ago I crashed into a fishnet at the Amstelmeer, you can read more about this HERE. Yesterday I had a very positive call with the fisherman. Conclusion was we have to work together and make it good for both windsurfing and fishing in wintertime. In summertime there were never … Read more

Alice Arutkin joins Sonntag-Fins!

Alice Arutkin joins Sonntag-Fins! http://www.sonntag-fins.com/2011/01/alice-arutkin-joins-sonntag-fins.html Great news, now the Sonntag Fins team has 3 men and 3 women. I believe these different sources of feedback are good for the Sonntag philosophy, making fins specific for each rider needs (tall, short, strong, light or heavy + speed, slalom, matchrace, formula or freeride). Alice her website:¬†http://www.alicefra111.fr/ Erik … Read more

Speedsurfing / Windsurfing – Hypothermia Risks

Speedsurfing / Windsurfing – Hypothermia Risks Last session it was still cold, both the air and water temperature was around 3 degrees Celsius. But we went windsurfing, I was not aware it was this cold somehow. My bottomline at this moment with my current wetsuit is 5 or 6 degrees air temperature. The session was … Read more

Back in the day – 1992 – Martin reports

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 … Read more

Björn and Carlos about the Starboard Speed Specials 2011

Bj√∂rn and Carlos about the Starboard Speed Specials 2011 Source:¬†http://www.star-board.com/AutumnWinter2011/news_events/read.php?threadid=9842 Bj√∂rn Dunkerbeck and Carlos Sosa are explaining the thoughts behind the boards. But also results during testing the final proto boards. Erik Loots Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore … Read more

4 November – Strand Horst

4 November – Strand Horst Another Strand Horst session, with at least some better feeling afterwards regarding tuning :), also learned something else…GP3S comment: Tuningday :), started with W44+5.6, this was OK but the gusts gone by and it was nearly impossible to catch these gusts with some speed. After doing 4 speedruns in 1 … Read more