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Monday, June 11, 2012

Sun Shine Reggea with Wind....

Finally the day came that the wind turned back... The last propper session was for me already a while ago, we had some funny days were there was wind but not too much waves. Friday the wind was already there from morning glow on, only the waves still had to build up. So we planned the first sess around mid day what was prety much Happy Hour. Sun Shine with a nice twist off reggea and enouff people out there on the water, I quess I was not the only one who was ready for a propper session. 4.5 Sado with the 84L goya was nice combo, with the easy waves it was a nice warming up play ground. We planned for the eaf a propper windy sess with high tide, so after 1/5 or 2 hour sail we chilled a bit and I finally made use off my new selff made camper van.. Pozo style inlc sun shine with bigger wave and more side shore wind what could u wise for more. My first choise in my mind was 3.7 but than I though 4.0 should be better for the wind hole's between the waves. Hehhehehe It became Full Pull and a bit more.. The next day started slow for me as i made my choise for a mid day sess and not the morning sess as the wind would drop a bit during the day. Why i made that choise was that the waves cleaned out during lower tide and with a sail in your hand what not wants to fly away the hole time its easier to try new trick. One of the new tricks was that backside Eslider thing, Still have a hard time to get those fin's spin out through the wind but insted I was making explossef turn's straight into frontside turns witha bit off slide in it. Not to bad. Main while it was 6 O'clock eaf and the Soccer game Holland was on a big screan at Aloha beachPalfijoen. We watch that (no comment on that)but saw during the match the conditions changing into nice side shore lower wind with cleaned out waves. So we done what we had to do and close that day with just 2 off use and a bunch off surfers and propper wave rides on my 104Liters board.. Pic are once again made By JePe check for more on his site: www.jepe.nl

1 comment:

city said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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