3 days Amstelmeer

Had 3 nice sessions in row on the Amstelmeer, exhausted now. But very nice training on the homespot, after checking my own sessions lately I concluded haven't really tested in gusty wind. Especially the 6.2 wasn't tested properly.

Saturday 61,05km/h / 32,96kn
All day on iSonic 111 and 7.0, a proven combination for me. Did test the Sonntag SL-P 40cm on some rougher water to my limits. A new 40cm record for me :). Also tried a tectonics talon 40cm for the first time (9.5% thickness), this fin felt a bit more low drag, but on GPS it was a bit slower. Hard to compare though in these gusty conditions.

Sunday 66,23km/h / 35,75kn
The first day on iSonic 86 + Severne Reflex 6.2. Had no rocket fast experience yet before (with this combination), but now at last the tuning was matching. Extremely gusty, did release a little bit downhaul and this was no problem (actually faster). A bit less than written on the sail. Stoked to do the fastest 10sec run in 2010 on the first time out with my highwind Amstelmeer surfstuff. To bad the wind was to much on/off for average improvement. Did survive 36kn+?!? gusts pretty good :)

Monday 63,3km/h / 34,18kn
Less wind, even more gusty... Only on the middel of the lake there was enough wind to actually windsurf.  Did spent most of my time parallel to the road, nice to surf next to the cars with 55-65km/h. I was thinking this should be a good way for advertisement. Wonder how effective this advertisement-action is, at least cars stayed right next to me :).  Used iS86+ Reflex 6.2. Stopped quickly since I didn't feel fit at all. Northern winddirection wasn't too bad. Only when sailing next to the cars it was tricky, one moment 20kn wind, a second later windsilence, a second later something like 25kn, nearly impossible to benefit from the windgusts. Again a Personal Record the Alpha-500!!

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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