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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

'This is my CRIB and these are my ride’s’.

Normally DK is already heated up with windy days around this time off the year, but this year it seems it got his starting problems.

I always keep a eye on the weather down there, but it seem that the Dutch weather been even better than there lately!
But last weekend that changed again, DK was promising.

We packed the station Mercedes of Red Hansie Together with Hugo ‘Boss’ and drove Thursday on Friday night up to Klitt.. During that drive the wind front change a bit , we cast the full wind front while driving in the North off Germany. That didn’t make life easy as we had a quit pack on the roof. Once there we took or nap and wake up few hours later. With the night still in or mind we wake up and saw flying birds instead of flying wind. Argg.

‘Lucky me I’m surfing too’

I was quit happy we brought or surfboards with us. As the wind was there but not there.
Hanstholm was covered with a huge cloud what kept the new front away, but at Old Macdonald’s it was 5 up to 6 beaufor, with perfect onshore hollow waves. We ripped or Bud off ‘ I never seen Hansie that stoked!!

‘Marathon sailing,’

Next morning wind was there ‘Oehfff’. The Locals were already out there on the water as the forecast was still sketchy. Luck was now on or side.
I rig my favourite sail up ‘4.7 Swelll’ and took my new big wave board under it.
First session was low wind , good for waking up and getting in the rhythm. Backside 360* went pretty well.. ‘Spining the shizzel my nizzel’..
Later the wind didn’t drop as thought , so after a small break I continued. With a bit more jumping ‘as the wind picked up’ I also enjoyed this ride.

I took a small power nap after this Session what I really needed. By the time I wake up It was still windy and light.. The waves picked up to a nice size and tuned into better line’s .

‘Same Gear different time of the day’

I never sailed so long on one day with one Kit. I pushed my head under the water to really wake up.
After that I catch wave rides after wave rides. ‘Wow’
At nine in the evening , I needed to stop, there was no more energy…

Next morning the wind was kind off there but the waves where at Hanstholm a bit low, this stayed till the end off the day, so we catch a last session off surf a Mac D and packed everything and drove up home with a peaceful feeling.

Thanks Hugo ‘Boss’ and red ‘Hansie’ for the Pica’s.
Next time i will stand behind it instead of infront...

See U out there,

The Lamp

1 comment:

Mr_Wolly said...

dude...now thats awesome...!?



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