2010 Ultimate Speed Meeting number 2 will be held 21 October

Many speedsurfers waited or even wished for another speedmeeting, finally a call for the second one. This one should be a fast day, for at least the top 25 competitors should be able to do 40kn topspeed. We all do hope for a record USM some day, with 43kn averages etc... 

Reason to do this blog article is mainly to make a small archive with data around competitions. Predictions, time and ofcourse results.

BTW: Todays session I was well packed with winterboots+ winterwetsuit+ cap, even some sun which really burned in my eyes downwind, GREAT. With some solid wind I burned enough energy to stay at good temperature. Soo there is hope for next weeks (lets hope months). Temperature of the air makes me feel like the water could be frozen during night soon, 8 degrees celsuis... CCCCCold!!!

Interesting are the predictions for tomorrow, there is some good wind out there in the air. But the question is, will there be wind for speedsurfing?? Like today with every 15min another shower there is enough activity to bring wind to the surface. Also 2 days before this was the case, before every rain shower good wind (for 5 minutes or soo). Yes I am not very positive minded lately, but sun without rain in the middle of the Netherlands at the end of the windsurfing season.... not the most successful combination for speedsurfing this week.

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. Right, today i had my one experience for this situation, clear blue sky above strand horst, resulting on a new personal record, the lowest average speed for me ever :)

    Jan Hendrik

  2. NW-wind in this season is always giving clouds, showers and totally unstable polar wind (to give an example in the south of Belgium it's now snowing a little bit!).

    I will come tomorrow also to Horst. The H-pressure should give us a sunny day with hopefully a stable day. I will take my precautions, because a "palican-day" at Horst can be fucking cold for your feet... ;-)

    See you tomorrow on the water! I will take a small waterproff digital camera with me, so if you see me making pictures... ;-)

  3. Great Herman,

    This is a good reason to go, never have enough action pictures. Especially photos on Horst with my equipment is something I would like to investigate :)

    I am not convinced about the wind. 35kn sounds unreal even for Amstelmeer, can this be a day when Strand Horst has the most wind.......... lets hope soo