Severne Overdrive R7 (2016)

  Severne Overdrive R7 (2016) The new Overdrive looks awesome, lighter, exact replica of proto, moderately wide mastsleef. It sounds like a big progression (previous years the new improvements didn’t sound that great). All credits go to Severne UK       Erik Loots Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is … Read more

[Test] Neilpryde no cam race- Hellcat 7.2-2015 and 8.2-2014

  [Test] Neilpryde no cam race- Hellcat 7.2-2015 and 8.2-2014 Yesterday I tested two Hellcat sails in the tropical winds. First no-cam racesails I tryed since forever… The wind was at the low end  (below) 15kn. I learned no-cam sails can be good for a bit of racing. The main differences no-cam versus cam: -no-cam … Read more

Aruba

  Aruba This year we (me, girlfriend and my brother) went to Aruba for a short vacation, during the ‘winter’ season in the Netherlands. It was the first time for us to windsurf in South-America. Me and my brother like to windsurf together from 10 knots in good weather. And that is what we have … Read more

My windsurfing kit 2015

  My windsurfing kit 2015 My windsurfing kit has changed many times over the last decade. There was a period when I imported my equipment myself (from Germany and Australia). Later I got some sponsorships and could get the newest equipment locally (which was less hassle). It did cost me about the same each year, … Read more

Speedsurfingblog = history?

Speedsurfingblog = history? Should Speedsurfingblog.com end? Maybe someone does see an oppertunity? Nowadays I do a bit of freeriding, not very interesting for speedsurfers though. Is this site still in use (the tips etc?) Erik Loots Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik … Read more

Heartwarming

Heartwarming Sun, wind and a good winddirection for Gouwzee. Off I went, one little problem, my winterwetsuit is in the storage box of my brother, where I don’t have the keys etc. But it is sunny and windy, shouldn’t be too cold right? About 10 degrees Celsius, and 10 m/s wind.. Right… In my shorty … Read more

A speedcross windsurfboard for long distance

  A speedcross windsurfboard for long distance I currently use my hypersonic for 12kn+ wind crossings and after these crossings I started to think: is this the ultimate board for my adventures? These days most windsurf boards are developed and tested in a wide range of conditions. Yet if I may be honest, there is … Read more

Windsurfing without wind

  Windsurfing without wind It was not planned, it just happened. Windsurfing in wind below 2kn, been there done that after today. There should have been 12 kn last weekend (northerly wind)… I thought lets do a Almere-Amsterdam crossing… It wasn’t a normal Sunday however, it was jinxed Sunday. In the morning I was confronted with the fact I … Read more

SUP 11-City Tour, there was a time windsurfers did it too

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Windsurfing Raceboards 2015

  Windsurfing Raceboards 2015 A month ago I had a very good windsurfing session together with my brother Wouter. It wasn’t very windy that day, but that was no problem. Wouter used a starboard F-Type and me on a starboard Freeformula. I was having a good time, didn’t know big board can be such fun. … Read more