I rigged up my Crossbow 7 and gave it a go. The kite was fully de-powered but it was still pulling like a train. I headed out climbing over the big bay surf that was pumping in. Coming back in I got yanked off my board a few times and got dragged down wind a bit retrieving it. I couldn't get settled on the tack back in as I was getting overpowered.
Coming back in I decided to land the kite and not persist. I think up to 35 knots was o.k, but wind stronger than that was proving too hard to handle.
Cesar followed me along the shoreline and landed my kite which was quite a relief.