The wind was solid onshore 20+ knots so I took my Lithium 9. Getting off the beach though the bay surf at Mentone was a bit of a challenge, but once behind the waves the going got easier. The wind was stronger too - there is a bit of a wind hole at Mentone.
Stuart was ahead in the distance. I got around the pier about 50m out, we continued on up to Gnotuk Ave Aspendale. There were about 10+ kiters out there and the waves were good. We kited and surfed the waves there for a while then headed back.
I had some myotherapy in the morning, including some dry needles in my back and glutes so I was feeling a bit sore and tired after cranking upwind to Aspendale.
Downwind was great. There was the good occasional wave and downloop turns kept me motoring along. I did one big boost off a wave heading out and had a big crash, happy to be wearing my shorty, vest and helmet!
There is a big rolling swell on the West side of the pier which is nice to surf, then I cruised back along the surf line to Mentone.
An epic session. I am a spent force now, and very happy!