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..

Monday, April 05, 2010

Martin Ten Hoeve on Mistral and Aeron booms.

Martin Ten Hoeve on Mistral and Aeron booms,

I’m more than happy to announce I will sail on Mistral boards from now on..

For me the first sensation of windsurf all started on a Mistral windsurf board back in the beginning, I am really happy to continue this feeling once again on the Mistral boards..

With the warm outgoing character off Anders Bringdal I feel more than welcome to Family of Mistral.

Anders Brindal:
I am very happy to work with Martin. He is big time out of the normal size... but when sailing manage to use this to his advantage and has some amazing top to bottom connections on the waves with plenty of drive and pop...
His Back side 360 is also pretty mean... I will expect big things from him in the upcoming years. Watching him sail is a bit like watching Play station..... double click on left and hold in the punch button and voila, nice air taka....
He will be a great asset and works really well with Jonas, it will give Mistral a real edge as the boards will be tested though the extremes and by the riders who truly rip.

Photo Shoot,
Lanzarote island is amazing, the combination off mountain’s, green grass, rocks and beautiful blue water, this is really one off the better place’s for doing the photo shoot.
The main spot where we sail makes me think of a mirror image of Punta Preta..

The boards looks and feel really balanced, what the graphic design expressing show on land suits really on the water… The 86 shock feels really alive, It has a easy pleaning ability and feels really easy while pleaning and has a high end speed, once on the wave it’s fast, good bottum and top turn for a onshore Wave board..

Aeron will support me with the New V grip Booms and accessories.

With a nice start during the Fuerte wave classic, I feel ready to enter a new year of competition and continue to grow were I stopped last year…

Thanks to Roberto Signorelli for the Picture.

See You out there,

Martin Ten Hoeve

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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