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..

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Windsurf hart beat , is once again pumping through vein‘s off the Dutch rider.

The Windsurf hart beat , is once again pumping through vein‘s off the Dutch rider..

After a week already looking to this big Low depressure outside of Ireland it is finally happing.
A Déjà vu on last year is starting up and the end off a non wind halve season is finally till his end.

Where we were still happy last Saterday with a nice evening session the forecast fully changed to a perfect setup for this week.

Yesterday it was on, Wijk aan Zee fully changed to a over parked parking place not because off the to many windsurfers but beacase the Sail Event with the Old ships was till his end..

The last view off the ships were in the harbor off Wijk aan zee/ IJmuiden , before the they sailed out with the tail between there legs into the windy North Sea, as tough they sailed out they also straight away parked there ship few KM outside again with there nose in the wind.. I quess they where afraid the ship would break or the old mast’s would break… hahhahahha Captain hero’ss..

Wijk brought us from side shore to full onshore back again to side side onshore wind, So with on off the last session’s still on Pozo I felt pretty comfortable..

During the session’s I feel more and more convertible on my new Mistral Boards..

Where I was straight away convertible with sailing with high speed and allot off controlle, I had to change my wave riding a bit from a full rail riding (pretty technical) to a more flatter bottum turn and a flat upper charging part before making the cutback..

The main different is, less technical and more speed and still a shorter turn with a nice top spin feel in the top turn..

With the Sun going down we ended or session and kept or big smile..

Let see what windy day two will bring…

Thanks to JePe who is enjoying his own ride.... Thanks

See U ou 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