Sunday, December 11, 2011

On the water again at Hampton, woo hoo!

Session 157, Sunday 11 December 2011
Out on the water again, at last.  Stuart and I bagged a great session at Hampton first thing in the morning.  My rib was fine.  A few twinges, but it really didn't bother me.  This breaks my "five week drought" of kitesurfing.

I did a few small jumps but basically took it easy, just enjoying cruising around in the 1m bay swell.

I headed upwind to the marina in search of some flat water, then headed downwind and followed Stuart out past Green Point.  I was really enjoying skipping over the waves with a small boost - like a flying fish!

I then setlled in for some nice "surf action" close to shore between the two rock groynes.   There were several others out by then, mostly on kiting on surfboards.

Stuart eventually made it back upwind on his 7m while I was "living large" in the waves.  My Cabin Fever is now cured - for now at least.


Location: Hampton Beach, Melbourne
Kite: Switchblade 10m
Wind: 23 knots, S
Time: 08:50 to 9:00
Max speed: 39.2 km/h
Distance: 18.05 km

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