In October 2018 I traveled to the UK for a reunion surf trip with my friends Sander and Vera. Vera lives in London, from there it is a 4-5 hour drive to the beautiful town of Croyde. At Croyde we stayed in a glamping hut, overlooking the surf. The first day the waves were too big for us and there was a heavy wind, the second day we tried and caught a couple of waves, but still had trouble taking off because of the heavy offshore wind spray blinding when trying to drop in a wave. On the third and last day however, the wind had dropped, the sun came through and the waves were as epic as they can be. At the end of the day I brought my camera out and took a few great shots!
This was the coldest day I have every surfed. The air temperature was -3 degrees celsius, the water temperature about 2 degrees. Wind from the North-East providing clean offshore conditions, but also caused the temperature to feel like -15 degrees with the windchill.
In May 2016 over 150 members of Plankenkoorts travelled to the Cornwall region to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the student surf organization. Many waves were ridden, shared and wiped out on at different spots in the South-West of England.
After the success of the first edition of the Battle of the Generations it took some time for conditions to be perfect for a second contest. After two year conditions were better than ever on an amazing windsurfday at Scheveningen. The windsurfer from Plankenkoorts showed off some awesome moves. In the end the battle was won by Javier Sint Jago.
The biggest windsurfing event in The Netherlands is the Mission. The Dutch pro freestyle riders and some guest riders come here to show their tricks and it is possible to test the newest windsurfing gear. The HDR picture of the green Volkswagen van was chosen to be on the poster of this event.