Hi Guys (and girls),
Yes, a fair amount of visits to boardrebel.com are from girls/women who are interested in windsurfing topics and I’m so stoked about that.
Windsurfing is a lifestyle mainly dominated by men but women windsurfing is good for the sport and I wish more women would start investing time to get into windsurfing.
A New Start for BoardRebel.com is coming
In the first few sentences above I’m getting distracted about what I actually wanted to share with you.
And that’s publicly anouncing a new start for BoardRebel.com
I’ve thought long about it but at the end I believe the direction this blog is going to is the right one.
You know, I love writing about the sport in general and helping others with technique issues or giving advice on holiday destinations but the thing is I get most energy when turning this website into a personal blog!
So, what will change here?
Changing BoardRebel into a personal journaling blog
I’m about as sure as I can get about wanting to convert this website into a journaling personal blog.
So, no more introductionary homepage but instead a blogroll.
On this blog you’ll find more about me and thing things I do (and love to do).
I’ll be blogging about:
- Windsurfing Sessions
- Paddle Board Sessions
- Other things I like reading (and writiing) about
I have not been the most fanatical windsurfer around for the last few years. I must admit that I wanted it as easy as possible so I didn’t botter that much to bringing my own gear to work and have a session afterwards on my own gear.
Instead I rented some gear all of the 2017 sessions and went on the water of an hour (or a little more).
Renting is possible on the nearby local lake, so no wave riding sessions at home for over a few years for me.
I even wanted to sell my wave gear and wanted to get into slalom and speedsurfing completely (I already have a GT-31 device).
For 2018 I decided that my true passion still is waveriding and so I’ll get into wavesailing all over again.
Now I know it will be hard, being a few years older, having gained some extra kilo’s and not to mention the below zero level of endurance I’m in right now.
My medium windsurfing harness even won’t fit anymore so on short term planning I’ll need one size bigger (and I hate it but this is actually a great motivation to make 2018 a great year of learning and improving on all kinds of levels.
Paddle Boarding Sessions
About the same goes for my paddle board.
I have a SUP but haven’t been on it for the last 3 seasons.
So, short term I’m planning on buying a car roof rack to take my board with me as often as possible.
Though it’s a 10’5″ all around board (which I used on flat lake and North Sea conditions until know) I want to learn to wave sup this year and the lack of ocean swell on the NorthSea makes conditions perfect for learning how to wave sup.
So, I’ll be writing a lot about my experiences and learning curve on the stand up paddle board.
Picures and Video for Documenting
Blogging is one thing but visually engaging sports like paddle boarding and windsurfing would benefit greatly from video / photo’s.
So for documenting my sessions I need to grow myself a habbit in bringing camera’s with me as I hit the water for that I need some new gear as well…
I need a backmount harness (for my GoPro) as well and an helmet to take my action cam with me more often.
Most photos I shoot are with my smartphone but windsurfing and paddle boarding will make me need a camera I can take with me on the water. And my GoPro 2 is a great device but is missing some crucial functions the newer models have.
So my GoPro 2 which will be exchanged into a newer GoPro model as they have remote control access which would be perfect for using it on the water and not filming all the time but instead of that only the moments that are worth it.
This will save my battery time as well so a win-win situation and worth the money if you ask me 🙂
Fellow windsurfers / SUP riders are not really enthousiastic when you ask the to stay ashore and shoot pictures / video from you so an actioncam is a logic next step.
A drone would be another option but for now let’s get used to being on the water using a GoPro and not to mention I need to start from zero editing video content as I never did that before.
I wouldn’t even know what software to use for that so don’t expect any awesome footage in the near future.
What About The Rebranding?
Last but not least…
The rebranding as mentioned in the title of this post….
I’m thinking about removing the menu links which you can see up until now for some articles I’ve written.
A logo will be created and I’ll be using my social media accounts for BoardRebel as well. My facebook Page and Instagram account are in use already but my YouTube account needs some serious attention (and I even have a Twitter account what I’ll be using to distribute my upcoming blogposts).
More ideas are floating around in my head but for now this is all.
Let’s make 2018 a great year!
Let’s Round Up
For now this is it, so let’s round this first blog post up.
I’ll be back soon!