Photoshoot 02-05-2010

Yesterday morning I did a photoshoot together with Rolf Aalders. The wind was a bit less than predicted, just enough to get up to 30kn (55km/h) boardspeed. Rolf used 2 locations, the first was me sailing crosswind to Rolf. It was difficult since the closer I was the less wind I got. But we had some nice shots there. After 5 runs Rolf changed location downwind from me (schapendijk), now I could go downwind to Rolf. Even had some tiny gusts to get nice action. For me it was definitly a learning experience, I could improve by sailing more powered up. This will be for the next time.

Yesterday evening Rolf already sent these photo's and made a video on Youtube. I am really impressed, with the conditions we had I believe there wasn't much more to get :)

For the GPS speedsurfers this was the GPS data:

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. Hi,

    Checked your session on map. What was the wind direction? Was the fastest Nautical mile speed done crosswind or downwind? There are few similar speeds but in different directions. Is it due to wind direction changes?


  2. Hi Karolis,

    The Nautical Mile was first half downwind and second half upwind. One note there was almost no wind, so the upwind part was slow and maybe not 100% planning.

    The winddirection was NE to ENE



  3. AnonymousMay 03, 2010

    Hey Erik,

    Was leuk om de fotoshoot te zien. Jammer van de vlagerige wind, had ik toch maar die 7.7. opgezet :-).

    Cya Jp.Superport

  4. Ja achteraf leek de wind op de kant toch meer dan het was. Meestal is de wind 's ochtends op het Amstelmeer wel minimaal (vergeleken met voorspellingen).

    Maar het was een leuke fotosessie! Met super resultaat