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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..

Thursday, September 15, 2011

'17th At the Cold hawaii

ColdHawaii Klitmoller,

With the wind forecast from last year i and many other could not dream of getting similar or even better condition's.
What we got was insane, waves who were mast or more high...

Like each year I been working for my dad the 2 weeks before the event till the Saturday, as that job have to be done between the dates so my energie was not upper level a long drive to klimoller. But i need the money to do the events!!!

So i was quit happy i was in the second round and got one more day off rest.

That Tuesday we stood up 6 o├žlock to prepare everything to my heat against Camile..
I rigt my 4.0 and 4.2 and started my heat with my 4.0 in the hardcore big waves.

While i stept up my board and sheat in my mast straight broke down. I guess that is clearly a one time garanty one..
So with the help off the guyss at the beach i took off on my 4.2 and plain out.
Sundely the wind dropt and i was standing there for a half minute between mast high waves.
Luckly it pick up again were i catch up a nice big wave and road it to the beach.
While going out i got catch by some big white water and lucky i kept my gear with me.
Made my jumps and got another wave and mannish to pass the heat.

Next heat against Phillip K, welll eachy one...

Opend my heat with a big big backloop all the way in the back on a mast high wave only with the landing i fully exploded. Later with another attempt i made it.

My idea was to beat Phillip was the go for the big waves, done that only at the second wave i got eaten by this mast high wave and had to swim for for 10minute after my kit.

Lucky enouff the safety Jetski was drinking a coffea and by the time he was with me i was 1km down wind and de-rigt my gear and got a very exciting drive back through the big waves!!!

Because we started that morning early i could started later that day my double elemination heat against Phill H. I knew we would be similare riders and try to go big but also save to not get washed or so.. Made a good high bacloop and a super high tweaked Pushlooop and had 5 minute to find my second wave. Only each wave what i catch up didn't bild up like i wanted to beand i end up catch a wave in the last second's. Here i knew the wave would really build up later and made a wickel (backside frontside turn)to claim the wavein the 3sec before the red flag. So later that wave i done what i need to do what was a backside 360 straight into a cutback off the lip. I knew this would be enouff to claim the heat..

At the beach i was really seprised i didn't pass the heat and next that they didn't score that las wave they even mist that tweaked push because they were really foccused on Phil and Jamie H who got the same sail sponsor!!!!!

So once again i feel quit frustrated....

In the last wave i brushed my big toe so i can't even sail in the days now...

I hope Sylt will bring some conditions.. Time will tell

Fingers crosst.

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