Sunday, October 30, 2011

In the surf at Inverloch

Session 154, Sunday 30 October 2011

There were some good sized waves and good wind at the surf beach later in the afternoon so the three amigos headed out for another session.  I decided to take the surf board, which I haven't used for quite a while.

The wind was a consistent 20+ knots so I had plenty of power.  Getting out was not too diffcult with the extra flotation of the directional board.  It bobs around like a cork in comparison to the twin-tip board.

I did some longish tacks and stopped to switch my feet.  I caught a few nice waves coming back in, and made my way upwind along the beach.

I decided to practice toeside riding to get back, which was OK.  Its a lot harder to get out over waves when riding toeside though.

I got hit by a set of big waves heading out later in the session, but was able to keep my kite flying and get dragged through them.  The footstraps are definately an advantage for my skill level.  I felt like a beginner again.

Its nice to try something different though - there is only so much fanging on flat water you can do without getting a bit bored.


Location: Inverloch surf beach
Kite: Switchblade 10
Wind: 20+ knots, S
Time: 5:00 to 6:00
Board: Cabrinha S-quad

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