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Friday, June 25, 2010

weather forecast / bus + fine .. ;-(

When I checked the weather forecast I spotted my own car on the website of Zwolle (town I live).. here more info:

On the other hand. When I arrived home I found a fine... for parking in the gras. I was just packing the car in front of my house... So guess its time to leave;-)

Portugal here I come..

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2 Hawaiians leaving their marks in Amsterdam..

On Hawaii they're (Kai Lenny,Levi Siver) used to piss against the most tropical trees you can imagine. Here in Amsterdam we have "plastic" trees ;-)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Oxbow waterman challenge, Scheveningen

For David and me, this weekend was all party. My last party before the big change in my life. Parenthood. Every day it gets closer, I get more nervous about the birth, but this weekend it was all about a birth 25 years ago. The birth of the brand Oxbow. To celebrate this 25th anniversary a three-stop tour through Europe was organized: Oxbow Totally Bananas. The last stop: Scheveningen!!

We started the weekend with a windsurfing session at Ijmuiden. Although we expected more, we had a nice session. With some sweet backloop action from David and a painful landing of a high jump from me the session was quite entertaining. The very gusty wind was gradually going down, so we ended the session at around half past 2. Just in time to watch the last part of the soccer match between The Netherlands and Japan 0. Not a very entertaining match, but another win. Up to the next round....

Time to go to Scheveningen. David arranged a prime parking spot for the bus. Right in the spotlights. The bus was also our place to crash at the end of the evening, so no other choice than party until the crowd had left. With free drinks the whole night we needed to lay down a solid base in our stomachs. A well prepared BBQ did the job....

With a big crowd watching Splendid perform and seeing Kai Lenny, Jason Polakow and Levi Siver release the 25th anniversary balloon, the party was a big success despite the cold and the rain. Everybody was very relaxed including the pro's. This made it easy for me to finally ask Jason the recipe for 'Love in a bucket': four types of rum and fruit juice. In other words, I still don't have a clue :-)

At the end of the night all of us had a great party. For some of us maybe a little too great, right Walter? ;-) Time to crash in the bus....

The next morning the surf was up and the last heat off the Oxbow Waterman Challenge was held at 'De Zuid'. Big, crowded, cold, rainy and sweet action from lots of guys....

Two brothers....

He is an artist, judging Kai Lenny style....

Friday, June 18, 2010

Different kind of resin tint....

Artistically it looks beautiful, but it's off course deeply sad..... Thank you BP!! :-(

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

One handed push

Torben (Germany) brings this one nice!

Über chop....

Headed out to Ouddorp yesterday for my first session since my trip to Bretagne. Perfect sunshine, a nice 23 knots, but a lot of chop. 1m waves 1m apart. In skiing this would have been an Olympic sport. Mogul skiing is quite spectacular to watch, but I always fear for the skiers' knees. Out on the water it was the same, but it still felt good to be sailing again......

Mogul skiing....

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One day later: fins ready

Lightbox view of end product. My first own "pro-model" fin ;-)

Carbonside in wet resin

After sanding (during a boring worldcup soccer game)..

Now it only needs a polish job to take the last scratches out and to give it that supershine..

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Glass on fins into FCS

Found in my shapebox some glass-on fins that never touched the water. At least not the last 20 years ;-).. So time to use them.

The size of the fins is ideal. Just between my sidebiters and the "Sunny's". (after reshape..)
As I just installed some fcs plugs in my latest creation, I simply had to turn these fins into that
First the correct outline of the tabs. After that the saw and file

I added an extra layer of carbon on the inside of the fin, to stiffen it up and to give it some extra thickness. I also had to make the tabs a little thicker so that fins will be secure in plug.

Hey, what's a sunday without a little fire/bbq...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Black dot..

Search for the black dot.....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Stealth coat

The Lockheed sr71 aka Blackbird. My favorite plane. Nice shape and stealthy..
(the plane is older than you might think.... going strong since 1964!! thats as old as my VW bus)

The latest edition is even stealthier... but better looking? No

Last night I gave the board a stealth coat.

Laying down a nice clean, symetrical steady flowing tapeline is almost harder than to shape a board out of a cube op Eps foam..

Monday, June 7, 2010

Some Swedish advertising..


Trestle with shelf.

Product information
Key features
Create a table with a personal touch; table tops are available in various sizes and designs.
Adjustable to different positions for flat or angled table top.
Practical storage shelf on the lower section for a computer or printer, for example.
Solid wood, a hardwearing natural material.

But also great for shaping, sanding and painting of surfboards. For each stage you have different accesoires. A big "U" for finetuning the rails, a big "T" for laminating...

For so far the advertising. Hope I get a discount the next time when I'm there.
ps, Is there an IKEA on Hawaii??

Linda made some nice swedish kanelbullar (cinnamon rolls) in the evening.