I tacked out past the Spirit of Tasmania then across to the Albert Park beach for some nice bay surf wave action. I did a few nice jumps on the way there. There were some nice sets coming in. Whizzing along in the small surf is a buzz, and riding the odd wave is even better! I just loving the surfboard now.
Then I tacked out some more and got up to St Kilda - my first time there this season. A few kites out but not too many. I did a couple of runs into the beach and then headed back out past the breakwater and a few yachts that were coming in. I did one big jump where the kite headed too far back and kicked the board right off so I would land feet first rather than flat on the board.
Getting onto the big rolling swell was great. Downloop turns keep the board speed up - I have really got them dialed in now. Downloop for a right turn, followed by a downloop for the left and the lines don't twist. Wonderful!
You can see my downwind/slalom trail on the track log heading back (out further). As I neared the Spirit of Tasmania it was pulling away from its berth, so I kept well away from it. A few more jumps and slalom turns and I was on the beach.
This was a really good session - lots of variety and good wind!
Video to follow . . .