About Patrick Miller

Speedsurfingblog.com welcomes the newest author Patrick Miller. Read below Patrick his story and goals on speedsurfingblog. Read more about the change to a multi-writer blog here.

On speedsurfingblog.com: Editor
Expertise: Speedsurfing in Germany, speed development from Germany
Contact Patrick Miller

What does speedsurfingblog.com means to Patrick?
At the beginning of speedsurfingblog in 2008 it was mainly Erik’s personal blog in which he
presented his own findings related to speedsurfing. From initio most of the articles were also pretty
understandable for non-speedsurfers and maybe for non-windsurfers, too. By time the plurality of
articles advanced and speedsurfingblog has started to become interesting for even more people.
On the one hand the blog stayed interesting for speedsurfers with adding intervies of famous
speedsurfers and presenting up to date news about speedsurfing and on the other hand for example
articles about Hypothermia are accessible for a broad public.
Now in 2011 we would like to release some articles written by different authors/experts to present
different thoughts and some additional information. While doing this the main goal is always to make
speedsurfing accessible for many people and to point out it is big fun and not only for pros.

Stats and Numbers
  • lenght: 1.82m
  • weight: 74kg
  • Sponsors: www.windcraft-sports.de
  • education: Diplom Wirtschaftsmathematiker
  • birthdate: 06-03-1985
  • sailingstyle: In general I prefer to be really powered up or slightly overpowered, independent if surfing a 5.6 or a 9.0. Just lean back and let it go.
  • Hometown: Leverkusen, Germany


Personal Records:
USM Results:
5*10sec average: 37,46knots
Alpha-Racing: 25,86knots
2009: 27th overall
2010: 21st overall

Some History
I started speedsurfing in 2008 with a mix of Slalom- and Freemovestuff and after hitting the first
60km/h I orientated my quiver more and more for Speed-/Slalomsurfing. In 2009 I did the next step
to 70km/h and furthermore I started to participate in the USM. At the moment I’m hunting the
40knots…

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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