Kite: Crossbow 7
Wind: 30+ knots, N, NNW
Time: 3:15 to 4:00
Board: Naish Haize twin tip
A strong northerly blew all day in Melbourne. I headed down mid afternoon and had a great session. I spoke to Natalie Clarke who had just come off the water - she said she was a bit overpowered on her 8m kite, so I decided to use my Crossbow 7.
It turned out to be the right choice - I had plenty of power - and a bit of wind range up my sleeve if the wind picked up further. The wind was gusting up to 35 knots at times, but was not too gusty. I headed upwind towards the Brighton Baths, then did some nice downwind runs back to the beach.
I did a few small jumps, a bit wary of getting boosted too high.
I used my 1mm suit for the first time this season, it was OK once I was up and going, but a bit cool in the water. Its best to be nice and warm in case you end up doing a long swim . . .
I got some nice photos of other kiters off the beach.