Friday, August 21, 2015

Kitesurfing dawn patrol at Brighton in gusty northerly

Session 338.  This time of year you have to take the wind you get.  James and I got down to Brighton at 7 a.m. with the wind hardly hitting the shore even though Fawkner Beacon was showing 20 knots.  It was a case of "head out and stay out".  James did a few runs but ended up downwind. I cruised out on the Nugget and stayed further out where the wind was stronger.

Its nice kiting as the sun rises and the city lights go out.  The Dandenongs are visible in the distance in some of the photos.

It was gusty wind but quite dense, so I managed a few good jumps.

I waived at a sailing boat motoring past.

Caution was indicated as a swim in would have been difficult.

I stayed upwind and got a good run back to the beach when I came in.  Then I got changed and caught the train to work.


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