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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Pozo Time,

Rain in Pozo!!!

I receive my starting place for Pozo and you had to see my face, iwas stoked..

Bennie who went a view days infront of me already to Gran canaria had to pay only 60 euro’s for 6 bags after he done the online check in… Pretty okay priced..

So with this in my mind I step inside of the Amsterdam airport at 2.30 in the night.. My first step inside I straight away know that I wouldn’t be that lucky as him. It was fully packet. Happy hour… hole Holland was inside.
Everyone done the online line check in, so that was also now infants any more..
I tried to get the ride lady behind the desk but that went also wrong as the lady ‘said to me go to the manager for your gear oohh oohh’.. I was fucked as those people know all the tricks.. The guy asked me how many boards were in one off my backs “ uuhhh just two” I said…. I had to know better.. I had to open my bagand there the guy saw that I had 4 boards…au.. After allot of talking I mannish to just to pay for 3 bags..Oehff

Pozo now wind, as I arrived there in Pozo the wind was coming from the wrong direction..
Tine Slabe who never been there before , was informed that Pozo is the wind’s place on earth..
He could not really immense that, as we said ’ time will tell’..
The next day the wind was there and the waves picked up to 2m.. Men it was good.. It was 360* backside time ..

The day of signing in the forecast seems pretty light for the begin of the week so I also signed my in for the slalom as I had my gear with me for Fuerte. For the people who are really following everything knows that Point-7 smallest sail for this year is 6.2, but that sail I still had to receive after some trouble’s with sending.. So my smallest sail there was 6.7.. So I was really hoping on a miracle.. Heheheheheh..

I was against Campello in my first heat as we also were the opening off the competition, what is not that nice..
The wind was pretty light as I was on my 5.0 and 92L and still was struckle trough the light wind.
After two attempts of one Footed/handed backloop I couldn’t stop the light wind champ Ricardo..

In the double elimination I was sailing against the brother of Jonas Ceballos, who can jump as almost good as Jonas.. I was on my 4.5 and 82L all wave and I was was feeling well.. I get two really good wave ride’s were I scored 5.5 and 6.5 what is pretty good.. In the jumping I also passed him as some didn’t thought that.. With a front loop Tweaked push loop and a high backloop..
My next heat was against my buddy Boujmaa.. Boujmaa was already one month in Pozo and progress allot…
As the heat started the wind picked up were I still was sailing on my same gear.. I crashed a view small jumps as I couldn’t release the power in those small jumps.. I catch two good wave rides were I scored 5 and 6 for..
5 minutes left one my watch, so normally time enough to get 2 more jumps as made one front loop already..
I was trying to sail smart as I started at the rock up wind to have a good view over the hole corner of waves..
Opening the sail waiting on waves, all didn’t work to get good waves for jumping.. On they end I mannish to get one high backloop and one forward, but that was not enough against Boujmaa’s who had his best heat ever..

On the end I never touched the slalom gear as the wind went from strong to really strong and more stronger, 6.7 was out of mission…
I took on Monday a flight with one set of gear to the north of fuerte, were I sailed a view days just wave.

Now I’m in the south of Fuerte were the slalom PWA started.
The last view days I been testing my gear and I is feeling good.
Today we done or first elimination in pretty light conditions.. I got stocked at the started behind a wave and ended 5 seconds to late at the start.. After allot of pumping I mannish to get 7th what was just not enough to go trough..

Many thanks for the pictures to Mark who was shooting allot of pictures in Pozo.. Thanks

See you all out there.
Ciao the Lamp

1 comment:

olaf said...

Hi Martin,thanks again for the nice advice on the fanaticforum..

i want to sent you some really nice pics of you in cpt (sunset, big day :-)))
but i can´t find your emailadress..

mine is olafbenjamin@web.de ..
grettings olaf

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