Friday, July 24, 2009

Beautiful Belgium North Sea Summer Session

On Sunday, July 19, 2009 I went to Nieuwpoort, Belgium, on the coast of Belgium a few miles north of the French Border. It turned out to be a beautiful sunny SW wind day. Lots of windsurfers and kiters out having fun in the North Sea waves. It was even warm enough to not need booties. Some guys were even out in shorty wetsuits. Now that's something for the North Sea!
My windsurfing friend Valeri from the Brussels Belgium area was there and we both had a great time. Here are some photos and also there is a video clip that Valeri made from his GoPro Helmet Cam showing the potential dangers when Kiters get to close. Click on the photo's to enlarge.

The area in front of the "Surf Club Windekind" clearly marked for windsurfers, and kiters too. No swimming allowed, supposedly but then again, this is Belgium.

Heading out onto the North Sea. Waves 1- 1.5 meters.

Looking North down the beach towards the swimming areas

Looking Southwest down towards the English Channel

Chuck smiling after a great session! Still plenty of sunlight to head back out for another though.

Kiters as far as the eye can see to the South

View of the entrance to the beach by the "Surf Club Windekind"

Looking North up the beach.

From the beach looking east up at the Surf Club and some of the condo's behind. The Surf Club has storage lockers for members windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing gear. Definitely a great option if you are going to sail at the same place most of the time.

Surf Club Windekind members and friends watching the action.

Valeri on his way back out to his board and rig for yet another session.

Definitely not summer but cold winter day from early December 2008
for comparison
at the Surf Club.

Valeri's Helmet Cam Video

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome I Grew up in Holland but it looks so much more impressive now ,that Ive not lived there for 20 years.Looks like you had a great time there.
peter breed