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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A nice run through the tenerife event, check it out...

After 17th in Pozo It felt like I could get better resulst in Tenerife as the wave suits me more with the goya quad board under me.. We prety much hire a plane as the flight was almost full with riders who choise for the easy way insted going by boat. The gear went over by a container what arrived on monday like us. I was the first one who putted my gear in the container so it looked like i had to wait a long time before my gear would be avaible but luckly to the Pozo Kids and piramide build up I was able to get the gear quit fast. Later the day Harco a dutch guy who is living this days in Tenerife picked me up and showed me the place of him where i would stay that week. I got a Bike too only one thing was that mine warming up and coolling down were the other way around, going to the beach was allong with the wind and on the end off the day mend cicling against the wind towards home.. On Tuestday I went for a spin and felt confi even tryed a double again. Rotation was once again quit good but still struckel to get the landing clean.. Wednesday was for me stjill day and prepared my gear already a bit. Thurstday first competition day started straight in the morning with signing in and stickering the sails. They placed me already in the second round and would sail against in the second round against Skyboy..
The heat started not perfect for me as i tryed a backie 1h1footed but did not landed it. Sky tryed a double but planted his mast in the water and broke the mast but was quit quik back on different kit. I made a sollid backie and continued my heat with wave riding and mannish to make two good waves with both of them a back three in them. This gave me the win against John. Day 2 started not like the forecast promist, the wind was quit dodgy and not really kickt in. Sailed one heat against victor with my 5.4 and 104liters Goya. I felt really confi on the kit and had some really nice hits on the wave, but during the heat the wind dropped more and more and on the end it got cancelt. Later the day we tryed it again and victor opened the heat with a clean double! Try to concentrate on the wave riding and that went okay, but again the wind started to drop and change my kit to 104 and 5.4 again, that change was a bit in depper water were my caddy was waiting, what we didn't knew was that was not aloud and so I got discualifeit.
Day 3 was a long day what became the windiest day off the week. I past my heat against the german sailor who suprised me a bit that he came all the way to my heat. Day 4 stared early morning, i was in the first heat against Dario and felt quit ready for it. the waves were a bit dodgy and the wind was quit up and down. I build up the heat quit nice and mannish to get a backside 3 straight after a frontside propper hit. The other rides were as vertical as possible. Last part off the heat i found this good ramp for a double and went for it, rotation felt once again good but again mist hight.. If i landed the double i had beat dario as the point where realy close... With a 13th place here and overall for now 15th i got a good feel of the both two events and am happy.. I used all my gear from 5.4 up to 3.7 and 104 liters down to 84L.
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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