zaterdag 23 juli 2011

Fuerteventura hardcore

Fuerteventuuraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Day one, we scored conditions good for 4.7. For most sailors this is kind off good. There are not many that sail good in the hardcore 4.1 overpowered conditions that Fuerte normally has.
Heat 1. Max Matissek vs. Paul Zeper. I started really bad. Saw some really nice move from Max and I was definately not sure about this heat, but just managed to pass to the second round.
In the second round I met Tonky. There is a new movie coming out pretty soon, called Mission impossible 4. I played in it today. But having an opponent this strong makes you confident and let you do things you never do normally. I went full power and offcourse I lost, but it felt as the best heat, for me, ever!
It was a good day. A lot of guys were challenged to the conditions, crashing a lot or going higher and better than ever. Mostly the first. But that's Fuerte.
Tommorrow we start with the women and afterwards the man finals. The forecast is okay, but I think we can expect some nice stuff on the water tommorrow.
One thing! Make sure you watch the livetream at
And if you are on Fuerte. Come to Costa Calma, Sotavento, playa de Jandia. Party everyday.

Pic: JC PWA / Paul Zeper

donderdag 21 juli 2011

Fuerteventura worldcup action, or not???

What happened to Fuerte. I can remember some months ago (last year), we sailed everyday with 4.1 full overpowered. Now we sailed three days. 2 good, and one crappy session. Today there was no wind at all.
So what do you do on days like this. You got a camera, there's sun and a ^#%@ load of sand. You get some tan, shoot some clips (monthly movie update 4 FT. D. Scheffers, R. de Zeeuw and T. Westbroek) gonna be sick!!!!!
But so, we filmed a bit, did some drag racing in our 4*4. I allways have sick 4*4 rides. Some of you might remember the one I had in Bonaire. Was pretty a.w.e.s.o.m.e.
Well check out the room, the ride and the view. Hopfully some action soon. Tommorrow is registration and the quaifiers for the wildcards they still have to give away.


woensdag 20 juli 2011

Fuerteventura worldcupe action

Fuerte has been on fire, but not these days. Yesterday I had my second session here in Fuerte. The conditions were good for me, but kind off light for Fuerte. Today the wind was even lighter and the forecast is not looking so promising. We'll see what happens.

Here a clip by mr. Kuma from Japan. This is part 2234234424 of his PWA series and nr.3 here in Fuerte. ENJOY!!!!!

zondag 17 juli 2011

Ariba Fuerteventura

Back on the windy island of Fuerteventura again. I arrived today at 09.30, went to the appartment we share with all the Dutchies on tour and went to the water. Windy... like allways. Could not go on the water yet, as I get my board tommorrow. Tommorrow we also try to film a little bit.
Here are some pictures made on Amstelmeer, by my good friend Sjoerd Posthumus. Make sure to check out his other pictures. Amstelmeer is allways good. Not so strong as here, but that's why I'm here. To train in these conditions, get used to it and 22 we go full power. Keep you updated!

maandag 11 juli 2011

Allways on the road

This is the 3th part of my monthly movie updates and also a bit of a different one. There is not much action in it, but I tried to give it a fibe of my daily travel to study or surfspot.

Allway stands for all and ways. Standing for all the kind of transportation posibilities I use and the way I use them. Also the way of living.

I hope you enjoy!

Filming: Paul Zeper / Jochem Zielstra
Edit: Paul Zeper
Music: Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
Programs: Premiere pro / After Effects
Camera: GoPro HD

maandag 4 juli 2011

The Rock

Last saterday we had some wind in Holland again. Last days were pretty quiet. Nice weather, some small swell coming in but not much wind. Saterday a northwest wind accompanied us at Amstelmeer. 4.7 Bolt locked on my Patrik Diethelm FS 90 and ready to Rock.But that was not the only rock! Niek vd Linde ( ) had a small barbeque for the people that helped building the new equipment / storage / teaching building. Like always I joined the barbeque. Did I helped.......hhmmmmmm. But he got a nice present from his parents. A new kind of windmeter.
For the people that can't read dutch. check the translation under the last picture.
Rock hangs quiet - no wind
Rock moves - wind
Rock hangs almost horizontal - hurricane
Rock is dry - sun
Rock is wet - rain
Rock is white - snow
Rock is invisible - mist
Rock dropped on the ground - the rope broke
Rock is gone - Rock is stolen