Gruissan BK SPEED 2010 a competition day, surprise :)

We had some offshore winds today, lots of fun  but not really fast on the course. In the beginning I started with 7.0+ falcon 79. It was good power, after a while the fun competition started. No official races for today.

The little waves breaking was intresting, good to learn a bit waveriding. Also saw some speeders with fun on the waves.

Two funcompetions for 90min, the goal was to go as fast as possible almost crosswind. The gusty wind made it hard for everybody to have some good runs. For me it felt like almost impossible to go on the track without someone <200m in front, overtaking was not easy for me (I am no slalomsurfer)

At one point most were using 6.2 or 5.5 and the 7.0 wasn't in good control. Took my 6.2 RSS but couldn't get it trimmed for crosswind like the RSR, the mastfootpressure was lower therefor harder to keep track.

Good learning experience, again totally new conditions for me.

From competition point of view I didn't do really well (not going 100%), as it was for fun I chose just to take it easy and only test different gear and settings. My top10 500m I read right now in GPSAR are between 52kmh and 57.7kmh. I really think on course the speed is at least 2kmh slower.. not really speednumbers..

Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.

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  1. Go Erik Go! Who is Anders anyway - you can beat him!http://www.waterhound.com/speedsurfing-blog-updates-from-gruissan-speed-week.html

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