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Thursday, November 26, 2009

First time....

Yesterday I went for a short session in the afternoon with Bart Jan. We went to a place we had never been before. We have been just around the corner with west wind, but never to this particular place. When we arrived there was no wind. It had just rained quite heavily, what usualy makes the wind drop. So we waited. In the back we could see what we came here for. A sandbar, with smooth waves curling around the point of the sandbar.

After about 15 minutes the air cleared and the wind picked up again. So I rigged my 5.3 Superfreak, grabbed my SOS Classic 88 and went for it. Arriving near the sandbar made it all clear. Small, but almost perfect waves with slightly offshore wind. At first it was difficult to see where to pick up the waves, because there are almost no reference points out there. But after a while I got the hang of it and had several rides with up to 6 or 7 bottomturns. Bart Jan obviously had a lot of fun as well, screaming to me how good it was. Then a big rain cloud made the wind pick up before completely dropping to practically zero. With the current and no wind it was quite 'entertaining' to get back to the beach. An unsatisfying end to a perfect session. Despite the long walk, and I mean LONG (almost 1km, about twice the distance at Wijk aan Zee), from the car to the water, we will definitely come back here many times in the future.

As the sand bar is at least 1km from the beach, taking pictures without a waterproof camera is difficult. Although I am expecting my GoPro camera right about now, I don't have it yet. So no footage from us, but I spotted some pictures from the guys sailing at Wijk aan Zee. Here are 2 pictures (thanks Jepe) of Torben.


  1. ok ok... I'm comming over with a nice big swell..(+wind)


  2. You'll enjoy it... ;-)