Monday, November 01, 2010

Inverloch downwinder from surf beach to Anglers Club

Session 108, 1 November 2010

Kite: Switchblade 14
Wind: 15 knots, SW
Location: Inverloch
Time: 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Returning to Inverloch after a visit to Coal Creek with the kids, there was some wind at the beach.  Stuart had been kiting in the surf earlier.  We decided to try a downwinder to the Anglers Club.

There was plenty of room to launch on the wide beach, and the water was very clear.  We headed off without delay  into the smallish surf and crossed the inlet channel.  There was just enough wind to keep going with aggressive kite flying. 

Eventually we made it to the small headland right across the wide mouth of the inlet, then headed onto the flat water inside.

The inlet seems to funnel the wind in - the wind was stronger inside.  We had some fun picking our way through small channels and across some shallow sandbars before we got to the kiting zone near the Anglers Club.

We finished with a few runs there, with just enough wind to stay upwind.

This short downwinder is a great tour - I highly recommend it.

Starting on the beach

Through the small surf

Clean water

Looking back towards Cape Paterson

Shallow water in the surf zone

Clean smooth water in the inlet

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