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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The snow came down

No more surfing this year?...

It's allready a week nonstop freezing. And today's forecast for the comming week is pure horror..
-10 average and combined with the wind it can feel as -20 degrees/or more....

Nothing wrong with a true winter. Way better than nonstop rain, but the surfboards can go to the attic..

Paul and Cornelia from Munich came by, so what better than eating ultimate winter food (boerenkool) and watching the ski worldcup

Right now it's snowing and on the radio I hear the news that we beat a recored..
total trafficjam over 900 km!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I miss sitting in the sea, and having these views...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Hmmmm, what a strange apple..

Chicken with pomegranate and roasted almonds.. superb!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


How nice is this one!

Dioni's new boards

Dioni played with the markers agian .. ;-) Like it a lot! way better than the computermade/designed stickers on factoryboards nowadays.

First major big wave event in Europe???

Big wave surfer Garret McNamara is in Portugal to explore the possibilities of hosting a major big wave event in the small town of Nazaré. And it looks like he's convinced ;-) Here's a link to a short video from the Portuguese news and a link to some impressive photos.

The event should take place in 2012 and would be the first major big wave event in Europe.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Moroccan cuisine..

A very rainy sunday. So time to bring that southern vibe/feel/smell/taste into the house..
Time for a Moroccan super dish

The ingredients for the meat: minced meat, crushed bread, egg, union, coriander, ginger, garlic,
kurkuma, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and coriander

ingredients for the sauce: chickenbouillon, olive oil, union, garlic, green pepper,
cinnamon sticks, kurkuma, cumminseed, tomato, raisins, carrots, spinache and lemon

Served with bread or couscous...

While eating this superb food, the memories went automaticly to the superb conditions we scored..

I'm allready checking the last minute flight prices ;-)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Westeinder session

The wind has been good in Holland last week. A good 30 to 40 knots were entering the dutch waters. I went to the Oostvoornse meer and Westeinderplas. Those are good places for training freestyle. I was on 90L Patrik freestyle and my 4.1 Bolt. It was really nice. Was a long time ago I sailed this good. It was not even that cold. Here is a clip of the session at Westeinder.
Thanks to Walter Schellingerhout.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Today I received the best postcard ever!

Steeringwheel, clutch, curtains, surfboard on the roof....

email..... at your heart out!, you can't come close to the feeling a real paper postcard brings ;-)

super big thanx to the sender! Happy holidays!

Stormy winds at Stavoren, ijsselmeer

Checking the wind force and direction...

More than enough wind. Solid force 9. Time to time flying water/heavy wind gusts

Weapon of choise. My new 70 liter board. Sailed first 2 hours with 4 fins, later I switched to 2. A perfect day to feel/check out the differences . With 4 fins the board was more "locked" (as on rails), superb control. Absolute never a spinout. Full speed long radius jibes carving through the rough chop. Perfect upwind... also better for jumping into the wind. Felt absolute safe in control in these conditions. Nose stayed down

With 2 fins the board became instantly loose, way looser....
Still enough control and shorter turns became more easy. Especially short/fast jibes between the steep choppy waves. On the straight line no extra spinouts, but on a topturn a controlled slide almost standard. Overall: less control, but more fun. Kept on sailing in this mode

What a superb sailing day!!! No crowds, in the middle of the nature, no stress to get there (no traffic jams etc)-- Sure I like to surf on the sea, but this direction would would mean: full onshore..

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


The weather maps are showing some action! Above we got thursday, an active low just in front of our doors

Comming friday.. A more than solid west stream.
Just got a call from Sweden, extreme snowy weather overthere...
Talking about other countries, think Brittany also wil get some big days!

Now it's time to try to change some shifts at the job..

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Some basics/classics at the breakfast table

Ouch, maybe the first real storm of this season hits the shore on friday...

Sure, got so many different things at the breakfast table.. But Tim asked for some pics of "classics".. So no cheese/meat, veggies etc.. just the real deal ;-)

....ehh... one of Linda's favorite.. "caviar" from Sweden

Apple syrup

Honey (this one came from Portugal), and ofcourse peanut butter in the back (the one with the crispy pieces inside)


sugar syrup.
ps. the Nutella is finshed ;-)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Spring in November

Picture of last week. The weather forecast on the news.. (red/blue line is normal day/night temperature)
So last thursday it was windy and the temperatures were like a spring day..
Had a superb surfsession, and the new board got wet for the first time.
Sure, have to get used to it, but it turns on a daim.

Temperatures are now back to normal for this time of the year...