Saturday, February 09, 2013
Nice surf break on the island but not enough wind for kiting
Session 223. I met Franz, Tim and Wayne at a nice surf break for some kitesurfing. There was not wind so we headed out for some surfing. I used my mini mal and caught a couple of waves which was a real hoot. Not very stylish surfing though! While I can bodysurf and ride a waveski (goat boat) well, I haven't put enough time into surfing to progress. Its the leaping to your feet on the board while going down the face of the wave bit that is a challenge.
It wasn't too crowded in the lineup and its a nice location. I swapped boards with Tim then paddled in his toothpick.
Surfing is hard! Lots of paddling and hard work for the arms, shoulders and neck.
The wind had picked up a little so I took my kite down to the water, launched it and headed out. Not quite enough wind. I got out past the waves, then came back in away from the break and the surfers. I had a good run back out, but was very wary of dropping the kite out the back.
Coming back in I decided to head for the beach downwind and got there without any dramas.
A nice spot, but we needed more wind on this occasion.