After a few runs on the surfboard I headed back in and swapped it for my Sector 60. No problems going upwind on it! After about 4 tacks I made it around Ricketts Point, intending to continue on to at least Brighton.
I was on my own however so I decided to stay close to shore.
I was travelling quite well up to Half Moon Bay, but just as I was passing the Cerberus wreck the wind started to putter a bit. Half way to Sandringham it dropped out completely. I floated in to shore behind my kite and waited a while on the beach.
No more wind came so I packed up and Stu graciously gave me a lift back to my car at Aspendale.
Its not possible to do a downwinder without wind! If the wind seems dodgy, don't go too far out.