Afsluitdijk Windsurfing Trip

Wad1team member Marcel Braas had a nice idea to go along the afsluitdijk, together with teammembers Tjitse and Gauke we were in for some adventure! The idea was to test the spot potential for long distance. We sailed between 12:00-13:00 (GMT+2hrs), the winddirection was far to North 340 degrees in the beginning and we ended with 345 degrees. For me it was just possible to reach upwind along the Afsluitdijk, I was sailing 60 degrees at this moment, speed upwind 34km/h!!

The downwind part was 120 degrees, which was fun if there was a bit of wind, most of the time (windgaps etc.) we had difficulty to go this deep downwind. With this in mind we didn't go further than the Monument.

Downwind I could barely keep the dail above 50km/h average. There was normal chop + chop @ 90 degrees of the Afsluitdijk. A bit messy but OK.

I liked the experiment, it was short but a lot of fun and something totally new!! I used my Isonic 111 Woodcarbon + Reflex 7.0 + Sonntag SL-S 40cm 12 degrees, it matched quite good :). I had soo much fun, maybe I should do more long distance and less 10sec peaks... at least in low wind ;) session:

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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