Sunday, October 30, 2011

A sweet southerly in the surf at Inverloch

Session 152 Saturday 29 October 2011

Kite: Noise 12
Wind: 20+ knots, S
Location: Inverloch, surf beach
Time: 5:15 to 6:15
Board: Naish Haize twin tip

We are down at Inverloch for a few days kiting.  There was no wind when we arrived early in the afternoon so we spent some time on the beach with the kids, and I caught a few small waves on by goat boat (wave ski).

Later in the afternoon, Stu and Tarren were flying an Ozone Imp 2m trainer kite on the beach.  I noticed them pack and leave as the breeze strengthened. Game on.

We dashed back to the nearby house, grabbed our gear and scooted back to the beach.  We got on the water without delay and enjoyed an hour of a good southerly 15 to 20 knots. The water is lovely and clean and the scenery was superb.  Uncrowded too - we had the place to ourselves and nearly all the beach goers had departed due to the wind.

The wind had a few "holes in it" so after a few longish offshore winds we kept a bit closer to the shore.  Somebody flicked a switch at 6:15 and the wind stopped so we came in, very happy.

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