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..

Friday, August 21, 2009


"This is my Crib and these are my Ride's"
as exstra being PIMPed by Mother Nature.

“Frustration Brought us back to Denmark and gift us Nature on his best”

Saterday morning, was the moment of the call.. The weather down here (Holland) been dissing me in the last few days, as it say wind but brought now wind or not enough.
Today it was kind off the same again, so after doing the round off call’s we putted the flag on green and putted the dream Team LOW hunter together.

Saterday day night we arrived at the camping in Denmark were was spread a nice warm bed for us.
Next morning, the wind was there and after the breakfast we checked Hanstholm, there it was pretty flat and to offshore, at Klittmoller it was onshore and it looked it would be 24 off Happy Hours (way to busy).

Last year when I was here for a Competition I saw that Old MacDonald could work when I was to onshore on Klitt..
So that was the call, once there it was busy with Surfers but enough space for us.
4.7 and 1/5 m waves side shore, Ahhaaa……
After 2 hours sailing we done or Lunch at home and a beauty sleep!!

Once Back, the wind shifft to side side off, with waves up to 3m/ maybe more waves..
Beach break was gnarly and during the session I made my pray at leached 10 times off not breaking my mast…
“Luck was on or side”

As finishing touch after 3,5 hours sailing we received a beauty gift off mother Nature.
Clouds above us , rain and Beautifull sun shin from the side.. Thanks for that.

Next morning , we went back and catch a okay surf, a bit to busy!!!!!
In the evening we checked the forecast and that said, ‘earlier up than the birds‘!!!

Next morning at Hanstholm we were not the first once, U still got some crazy German’s. Hehehhehe
4.7 Swell was the size again, the waves were still high as it been blowing the hole night already far on the ocean.
After together 4 hours high quality sailing or energy level was empty..

Once again Thanks To’

Red 'Hansie'and Hugo 'Boss'

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