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Sunday, July 08, 2012

The windiest forecast ever in Pozo.....

Photo off Continentseven.com The windiest forecast ever in Pozo. On the 29th i flew over to the Canarisch 3 days before the competition would start. In Holland i allready had some really windy weekends.. The first day off the comp my first heat was in the second round against Kenneth Danielsen. He is a similar rider like me so i would be a tight match. But the plan was i would get him with my backside three's. This plan didn't went really along plan end lost. Day three started in the morning with the finish off the final heat with Victor and Phillip. I follow the heat while I was preparing my gear for my own heats what were straight after that. The guys where complily stackt on there smallest sails and didn't went anymore for high double because it was just to windy for that, insted thay just single once but than on a hight of 10m.. My first heat was against a France kid brother off Alice.. I saw him sailing before and knew was okay sailor.. I sailed the heat with my smallest sail 3.7 what was still pretty powerd up. I was pretty much like hit a wave and sheat in and take off up into the air. I beat the Kid quit easy as i was still in the convertible zone.
Photo Jose Pina Heat 2 was against a German Pilot. He was also prety much stackt where i continue grow into my heats and even started to pull my Backside three again.. Next heat was against Robby Swift. Main while during the heats the tide changed slowly into high tide. What also changed the waves how they were breaking.. In the previous heats a was riding the wave at the upwind big rock but now that was not breraking any more, insted i had to sail near the bunker. Here its always gusty but with hight tide i gets more unstable the wind. So i was Powerd up with 3.7 but also underpowerd once in a while.
Photo Jose Pina My wave ride's were getting smoother and smoother and knew i was makking a change with that. But got a few times stockt at the inside and lost minute by that. Mean while robby was doing the standert moves but could not get the double ride, but near the end off the heat he made it and i knew i had to do one too. First round going out with the idea to make a double i could not find a ramp, during the second round and also last minute i knew my arms would not hold a double anymore.. Next to that i found also no ramp so Beat Robby on waves but he won with a small points by Jumps.. I became 17th..Next stop is Tenerife and can't wait to get there..
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Biografie Martin ten Hoeve

Biografie Martin ten Hoeve
Picture a sunny day in 1988, a seventies windsurfboard, a red old fashioned triangle sail and a little eastern breeze at the beach of Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands...the ideal ingredients to learn windsurfing!

That’s how it all started for me. Every Summer me and my family spent our holidays at the beach where we have a little caravan. My friends and I started windsurfing and my passion was born! In those years my nickname was Flow: all the other windsurfers couldn’t surf with just a little breeze while I ‘ cause of my age and weight was flowing around the water like a mad man! At a certain moment I realized that I wanted to make more out of windsurfing than just a hobby. So when I turned 16 I bought a motorbike so I could go surfing whenever I wanted in Wijk aan Zee, a kick ass surfspot just 15 km away from home.

In the Winter 2000/2001 I made my first surftrip to South Africa, I stayed there for three months. Because of the fantastic weather conditions; steady wind all the time my surfskills grew very much. Nowadays I make this trip every year, I work as a furniture specialist to finance the trips.

In the Summer of 2003 my first sponsor deal came along with Van Someren Consultancy, an enterprise that’s specialized in groundwater research.
In the same year I started to enter big surfing competitions, my first victory was in 2004: I won the Naish Wave Challenge that was held in my favourite homespot with my dearest friends and family to support me. I was one of the only amateurs that entered the competition, so it was quite an achievement.

During Wintertime I went to South Africa again to improve my skills and to get ready for the competition season in Summer of 2005.
My first Worldcup competition was in May in Pozo (Gran Canaria) in Spain. Because of my good results I was about to get a wildcard to enter the main event. When I finally got to Pozo after a tiring trip the organisation told me that the only way to get a wildcard was by winning the pre rounds. So I entered the pre rounds and I won! I entered the main event and was very impressed by the level the surfers had. Also I was amazed by the fact that I could surf along with those professionals without being a lot less than them.

2006 was a exciting year where I came 25de during the PWA event in Pozo Gran Ganaria. Later that year I became vice champion by beating Peter Volwater in the final off the Dutch Champion ships, due to my overall impression and strong jumping skills that charmed the jury at that time.

In 2007 new sponsor deals came up and I signed a contract by Fanatic and North Sails.
I worked hard to improve my skills but most important I wanted to learn to be a good overall sailor. I got the change to enter the slalom discipline at world cup events.
I performed pretty well and I did like it, although I never felt like this was my cup of tea.

I decided to put full attention and focus on the Wave that made my heart beat faster. I wanted to improve my surfing skills, prepare mentally and put more effort into training.

In 2009 everything came together and fell in the right place. I was invited to the PWA competition in Cape Verde in Western Africa to surf with the world top 32 wave sailors.
Later that year I beat Jason Polakow in a heat on the famous windsurf Island Sylt in Germany. I felt super strong and I achieved the 17th Place.

2010 Really started off well by signing a sponsor deal with Mistral boards and Aeron booms. Together with the sponsors that I could rely on for many years I feel very confident to perform well in competitions and find the well known flow again.

Face your fears life your dreams.

The Lamp