In this blog you will find updates about where I am and what I'm doing. Also you will find in this blog everything about me and my windsurf career..

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

PWA/ Martin At Sylt,

The event started good by Wave on the first day.. The second day we ended up doing light wind slalom with 9.0 Warp and the 125L Falcon after a hole day being on stand by.. This didn’t went that good.. With a too perfect start without being recalled I was second ore 3 place but by the time I was at the first boei I was already on the 5the place.. After doing the hole down wind I ended up on the 8the place at the finish… I was pretty mad about this wanking action…

During the days the wind didn’t came on the ride strength end ended up sitting the hole day at the’ Office‘…..
On one day there even came some really nice waves through and this become a perfect surf day..
Each day Josh Angulo been already at 7 o’clock on the water to confident the judges that they have to do the wave. On day the live ticker off the PWA was already riding down really in the morning about Josh his action out there on the water .. Some guys are using the Live ticker to control what’s happening.. They run to the beach after they read that Josh was ripping and jumping backloops.. By the time they where at the beach they saw it was knee high waves!!!!!!

One thing is for sure Josh is out there from small too bloody big…

One day they started doing the female wave in the morning end finish it fully with one first place Nayra Alonso second Iballa Moreno and third Steffi Wahl .. I have to say I was pretty impressed by them, they where ripping out there..
After a short break they wanted to start the man wave straight away, but that ended up in another disappointment for Kevin Mevissen after been send out for the third time with ended up with no wind…. Even on the last day he had too go out and confine the judges that there was not enough wind out there mean while this was for the 5the time…

On Friday there was finally some strong wind from the North East wind.. I went out with mine 7.3 Warp and 90L I finally felt confident with the gear.. The start didn’t went that good after Gonzalo saw that he was to early at the line and went fully down wind to rescue him self off going over early. What he didn’t saw that Peter V was sailing under need him and after Peter still attempt to escape from the crash they crash.. But what Peter didn’t saw was that I sailed under need him I try to escape from it but ended peter crash into me.. His mast ended up against mine head… ‘Probably peter was still mad about mine took out heat off the Wave’ Hahhahahaa…
I was pretty fast on mine board but it was all to late… In the next round I ended up bad again after a bad gype..
In the Third round I mad finally a good job after passing a few sailors inside off a gype en ended up on 6 place..
The fouth one was a halve fleet, this is not making it al easier.. Mine speed was good end till the fourth mark I was doing alride, but then I gype again like a wanker….

On the last day they finish the double elimination off the freestyle what ended up in a battle between Tonky and Jose Estredo, where Jose it finally took in the resale the win to him.. Later

we done another slalom heat but that ended up again in a disappointment after coming to the start line where I broke mine harness line just for mine heat…….

I think this year they really pulled out the best out off the condisions..
The next trip is already in a few days. This trip is going to Tiree so keep online and check it…
See you out there,
The Lamp

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Biografie Martin ten Hoeve

Biografie Martin ten Hoeve
Picture a sunny day in 1988, a seventies windsurfboard, a red old fashioned triangle sail and a little eastern breeze at the beach of Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands...the ideal ingredients to learn windsurfing!

That’s how it all started for me. Every Summer me and my family spent our holidays at the beach where we have a little caravan. My friends and I started windsurfing and my passion was born! In those years my nickname was Flow: all the other windsurfers couldn’t surf with just a little breeze while I ‘ cause of my age and weight was flowing around the water like a mad man! At a certain moment I realized that I wanted to make more out of windsurfing than just a hobby. So when I turned 16 I bought a motorbike so I could go surfing whenever I wanted in Wijk aan Zee, a kick ass surfspot just 15 km away from home.

In the Winter 2000/2001 I made my first surftrip to South Africa, I stayed there for three months. Because of the fantastic weather conditions; steady wind all the time my surfskills grew very much. Nowadays I make this trip every year, I work as a furniture specialist to finance the trips.

In the Summer of 2003 my first sponsor deal came along with Van Someren Consultancy, an enterprise that’s specialized in groundwater research.
In the same year I started to enter big surfing competitions, my first victory was in 2004: I won the Naish Wave Challenge that was held in my favourite homespot with my dearest friends and family to support me. I was one of the only amateurs that entered the competition, so it was quite an achievement.

During Wintertime I went to South Africa again to improve my skills and to get ready for the competition season in Summer of 2005.
My first Worldcup competition was in May in Pozo (Gran Canaria) in Spain. Because of my good results I was about to get a wildcard to enter the main event. When I finally got to Pozo after a tiring trip the organisation told me that the only way to get a wildcard was by winning the pre rounds. So I entered the pre rounds and I won! I entered the main event and was very impressed by the level the surfers had. Also I was amazed by the fact that I could surf along with those professionals without being a lot less than them.

2006 was a exciting year where I came 25de during the PWA event in Pozo Gran Ganaria. Later that year I became vice champion by beating Peter Volwater in the final off the Dutch Champion ships, due to my overall impression and strong jumping skills that charmed the jury at that time.

In 2007 new sponsor deals came up and I signed a contract by Fanatic and North Sails.
I worked hard to improve my skills but most important I wanted to learn to be a good overall sailor. I got the change to enter the slalom discipline at world cup events.
I performed pretty well and I did like it, although I never felt like this was my cup of tea.

I decided to put full attention and focus on the Wave that made my heart beat faster. I wanted to improve my surfing skills, prepare mentally and put more effort into training.

In 2009 everything came together and fell in the right place. I was invited to the PWA competition in Cape Verde in Western Africa to surf with the world top 32 wave sailors.
Later that year I beat Jason Polakow in a heat on the famous windsurf Island Sylt in Germany. I felt super strong and I achieved the 17th Place.

2010 Really started off well by signing a sponsor deal with Mistral boards and Aeron booms. Together with the sponsors that I could rely on for many years I feel very confident to perform well in competitions and find the well known flow again.

Face your fears life your dreams.

The Lamp