That is me on the photo, it is a bit far away and taken with my Nokia N95. Not very sharp but it gives an idea. Last couple of days the winddirection is NE, that means Amstelmeer is a bit gusty&choppy. I chose yesterday and the day before to surf on " t Kuitje", this is near the dutch Navy on sea in Den Helder.
Both days the windstrenght was average 16-18kn and we got gusts up till 25kn. I just got my own RS:Slalom mkIII 5.5, I used it both days to get a good feeling about the tuning& lowwind performance.
On 'tKuitje there are different places to go. I chose both days to surf near the parking area. This means 200m sandbank sailing 90 degrees (crosswind), waiting for a good gust to shoot 100m downwind and hope to make a good run. (after those 100m your have to break hard otherwise you are sitting on the next sandbank)
I hope my sail has settled, I have found THE settings again yesterday. About the fins, I was sailing the Fanatic Falcon 79:
- Caspar 27, was a bit small
- Select Caspar 29, perfect size
- Select S07 28, I wish I tried this one longer...
- CL 26S, fastest fin (CL stands for Chris Lockwood)