Kite: Switchblade 10
Wind: 20 knots, S
Location: St Kilda
Time: 4:30 to 5:30
Board: Naish Haize twin tip
I managed to get a short session in today at St Kilda on my way home from the Transform Australia weekend conference at Geelong. It was really nice to get out on the water after 2 days inside.
I used the new kite compressor pump at The Zu Boardsports to inflate my kite - thanks guys!
I got going in the kiddies pool, which was a little crowded, but there was not quite enough wind for my 10m kite, so I headed out past the breakwater after a few runs. There was good wind out there, and a nice rolling swell to cruise down on the way back in.
No tricks today - there wasn't really enough wind. Another kiter (Peter, recently joined KBV) was out there with me for a couple of runs. Then I noticed him heading in and the wind dropping, so I headed in too. I had to loop the kite a few times to keep going, then made it to shore on a brief stronger gust.
I landed my kite and walked back along the beach. The sea breezes have not really started in earnest yet, but this one was good while it lasted.