Sunday, 28 August 2011

Mission XL

Hello everybody!

Last weekend we had the biggest event of the year going on here in the Netherlands as this year the mission came bigger than before, with more brands involved than the years before promising to get a weekend full of races.

Looking to the forecast you could see the chance on wind would be really small but wasn’t impossible. After a day of nice weather and a lot of sun but no wind on Saturday the wind came up for about 1,5 hour during the battle of the Giants showing all the people on the beach our tricks and moves just few meters away from them. Afterwards we did a signing session with all the riders together, to end of the weekend with a nice price giving.

The weekend was great with a lot of fun and unexpected wind on Sunday which made the whole weekend complete.  We even made it to the local news for a few seconds : movie zeeland tv

Afterwards there were no windy days anymore, which was perfect as I had to study the whole week for my exam on Thursday as with all the competitions in June I missed 2 exams which I have to do now, next Thursday my second one and then afterwards I will hopefully fly of the Dahab again for training to prepare for Sylt! 

Last Friday I was a special guest at the European windsurf week for blind & disabled people.  Very interesting and an eye opener for me – but more about this in my next blog when I have some pictures.

Cheers Dieter

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Tow-in Action and new sponsor CAMARO

      Hello everybody

After a whole week of sailing with 5 days in a row full freestyling on my S1 4.3 and Flare 91 in both the Netherlands as Belgium the wind stopped, but the action didn’t.
Last Friday, Steven Van Broeckhoven gave a big party for his world championship celebration with a tow in show at the surfclub where it all started for him on a small lake in the middle of Belgium. The tow in was going great and we could put on a nice show for the people on the beach who came to celebrate the new world champion.
We got pulled in with a jetski and could show people already a bit where freestyle is about even on a small lake all surrounded by trees which is the best part about tow-in windsurfing, to be able to show something from freestyle windsurfing everywhere there’s water and a jetski. It all ended with a nice party showing some movies from Steven and a great look back on the year.
Also I have the great news to announce that since the beginning of this month I will be riding for Camaro Wetsuits. Together with them I will continue to build out my windsurfing career and get the wetsuits back more known into the windsurfing industry as high Quality wetsuits which suits for every kind of temperature, combining the latest technologies and the best products I’m really happy to be on their team. For sure take a look at their website
Cheers Dieter