At the end of last week Boardseeker spoke with Jurjen vn der Noord about the situation in Ludertiz, with predictions of strong winds this weekend we were awaiting some top speeds. Whilst no records were broken it was a busy day at the canal as you can see from this report by the event organisers:
“Today and for the happiness of all, the wind increased with an average of 25 knots gusting to 30 knots.
“The riders enjoyed this great days wind and kept a good rythm and taking turns. All competitors were motivated and their speed scores were very close. Indeed, the windsurfers such as Anders Bringdal, Patrick Diethelm, Antoine Albeau, Nick Vardalaxos, David Garrel, Jurjen Van Der Noord and Mark Grinnell all achieved over 45 knots. These were excellent performances considering the slightly lighter wind condition.
“Out of the windsurfers, Antoine Albeau finished off the day on top with 47.21 knots.”
Wind over the coming days is looking doubtful, but we still have our fingers crossed that some more high speed runs can be recorded.