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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What mend to the last day change to another Irish road trip




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It feels already a while the Ireland trip as when I landed back in Holland I could straight away put my straps back on my board and windsurf for another full week more on home gound. That same Low pressure what gave us that week long some amazing condition at Northwest Ireland pushed through and help the Ryanair airplane score another flight on time.


That Saturday after the closing party off the BWA contest in Brandon bay I was sure I would not see a more crazy party as that one.
That night off the BWA close party also started the began off Birthday party of Mikey Clancy and he used it full on.. The only thing I can say is Ketchup, t shirts, pockets and walls and closhed hahhahaha


We drove back to Dublin were we could aspect another Party with Mikey’s family and friends.
Here I also learned to know that 21years old is a big thing in Ireland.
What started with easy going music like Rolling Stones end at 5 o’clock in the night/ morning still going strong Trans Music, what te fuck…

That hole Sunday was standing for a long day recover and the last day for me before going home.
That evening while I was screwing my straps off to prepare my gear for the flight we had a small look to the forecast and another seriously look as a huge Low was placing him self ride in front off Ireland.

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After seeing so many pictures video’s off Mikey or Timo of the spot Magheroarty I knew it was the call off all calls.
I changed my flight for a week later one.

Monday morning we repacked everything in the Van and drove in a 4 hours trip up to N western part off Ireland. During that trip we once again got showed on the history of Ireland and England as we drove through a small part off England/ Ireland.

Once there we were straight away got blest by some starting up swell, this was more than a confirmation that we made the ride choose.
What mend to be the last day’s of the Ireland trip changed to a extra Road trip.


After the easy sess we got lucky with arrange of a house, as it was 4star one, ride on a hill with a view over a big valley… we were Living as Kings only without a crown than’’….


The next day by arrive at the beach, the swell was full on.

I went out as first and found at the back a nice ramp for a good high backie, after the landing when got back into pleaning I was quit shocked by the big white water line what was coming towards me I realist I had to make a fast chicken jibe to get away, done that but was still was sepriced that the hole bay got close out. Okay check

I got to the reef and had a small bite off what would be with the ride tide a even better wave later the day.

That eave when the tide was rising the wave came with perfection.
We all enjoy it full on and pretty much ript or bud off till the tide came to high..

This was only Tuesday hahahahahahhah well what came the days after I guess u already know and it was even better than that..

‘Highlights’


I was so surprised off the big balls off Katie (affcours on a good way than). See was out there with waves up to mast high and still carving the waves up.. check

Timo mister energy him self, probably Redbull used his blood to get the drink like it is.. The founder off many spot in Ireland is still carving it up with good timing and nice round houses and goiters…

Mikey Clancy the young feller with a age off 21. He has for sure a stiffer ankle than a wooden stick off a grandpa.. He had 2 hard years as he had the worst nightmare u can imagine. He crashed his ankle around 2 years ago and found out his ankle was pretty much gone. The joint broke in 10.000 peaces, so they were force to tight his ankle up in the way off fully fixed..
The only part what still moves are his knee and toe’s ..
You would think you need a flexible ankle, well Mikey proofs the opposite.

He is still full on it and rip it up like never before and is enjoying windsurf maybe even more than before. ‘He is sending it’

About my self’welll I ques you should been there………..

‘Back to the track

The last day came and we hoped to squeeze one more sesss out later that day with the tight changing. But that seems t be a wrong call, the swell was dropping each minute.

Like if we did not sailed enough we where still keen on checking the beach break but for sure that was not the smartest check.
We got stock in the sand and worst is that I said I told you so’ would not really help. Hhahahhahahha
With a offer from Mikey side by collecting stones in the full power rain and some smart thinking of us by put a board bag under the wheel we got free again, like the weather was playing with us the rain stop for a bit as soon we got free…


With saying good bye to the donkey we left Magerothy behind us and position or self for another 4 hours drive in or seat’s.
In those four hours I never saw that much rain, it rain pretty much non stop from A to B full power…

With a few Guinness that eave we close that trip in Irish style.

Picture made by Katie and Mikey





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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