Sunday, August 28, 2011
A perfect winter session - upwind at Brighton.
Session 143, Sunday 28 August 2011
Kite: Noise 12
Wind: 25-3- knots, N
Time: 3:30 to 5:00
Board: Naish Haize twin tip
Max speed: 41.4 km/h
Great session today - one of the best. Good wind at Brighton, consistent and strong.
After getting a few rigging photos for our Kitesurfing Handbook, Stuart and I headed upwind as it was a bit crowded off the beach. It was fresh and invigorating. We headed upwind past the Brighton Marina all the way up the Elwood.
I dropped the kite once while setting the depower. It came overhead and fluttered to the water. Thankfully I relaunched it without much hassle.
The downwind run back was superb. Heaps of speed, powered up, and time for some good jumps, carved slalom turns and toeside riding.
I rigged the kitecam pointing to far back to get yours truly in the frame, but I got some good shots around Brighton and a few of Stuart in the distance.
Back on the beach I was chatting to Stuart and Franz when to kites got tangled just offshore. Franz towed me out, I grabbed one and dragged it back to the shore. It all ended well.
Tired but very content.