New spots, new findings

This year is really a recordyear for me, never visited soo many different spots. The idea is to windsurf in the widest range of conditions you can imagen. From deadflat till real chop (<1m high) with or without waves. Gusty or real stable wind. I just drove at some spots and just experience what it will bring me, often low expectations (since I believed it doesn't get much better than Amstelmeer near home), but it turns out most of the time in great sessions. Together with the Wad1team we are going more often than ever before to check out new spots.

At least I learned a few new effects on the water, which I was never knew about. My tip would be: Yes, going to new places might bring you to new helpfull findings, helping you to progress as a speedsurfer/windsurfer.

My 2010 visited spots:

  1. Amstelmeer, most visited, close by home and best wind nearby my home
  2. 't Kuitje Den Helder, close by home and flattest water with Northeast wind
  3. Gruissan mateille, April holiday
  4. Gouwzee, long reaches and constant chop/waves with Northeast
  5. Da Curve, flat water and wide range of windangles that work
  6. Strand Horst, wide area with flat water and gusty wind 
  7. Poepegat, nice spot for NW speed and flat water
  8. Razende Bol, nice spot for NW speed
  9. La Nautique, crosswind matchracing
  10. IJsselmeer Makkum, real choppy
  11. IJsselmeer Kornwerderzand, with NW real flat water but not really fast (gusty)
  12. IJsselmeer Andijk, waveriding with NE on a slalomboard ;)
  13. IJsselmeer Den Oever, doing reaches along the longest in sea dyke
My wishlist to windsurf in 2010:
  • The Brace oosterland
  • IJsselmeer, De Houw
  • Lauwersmeer
  • Amsteldiep
  • Haringvliet
  • Alkmaardermeer
  • Northsea (bergen aan zee/egmond/texel??)
  • IJsselmeer crossing
  • Enkhuizerdijk
  • De Hors texel
  • De paal Den Helder

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.


  1. Oane KingmaJuly 31, 2010

    You can add De Houw to it now :P (even though it had marginal conditions today)

  2. Yeah, 10 spots to go!!

    Yesterday was interesting, at least for findevelopment I figured out on such water a short and powerfull fin is simply the best. Soo this will be a mission in the next 2 months to make such a fin in the sonntag finrange. Also behind sandbanks this feeling to go short and powerfull is there (razende bol session), but less important than in small chop. Only broad courses long fins are more forgiving and stable.

    See you next time on the water, maybe Lauwersmeer or poepegat with good wind ;)