Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kite + wind + board + water = cabin fever cured! Yabba dabba doo!

Session 340.  Back on the water again at last!

My hand injuries have healed, but getting my left little finger bending properly is taking some time. Last week, the surgeon and hand therapist gave me a tentative go ahead for the weekend but said "it would be better to wait another week before kitesurfing". 

I had commitments on Friday and during the weekend so I missed out on the lads kiting weekend at Sandy Point.

However, conditions were good late on Sunday afternoon so I headed for Hampton to be greeted by a glorious sea breeze and uncrowded water.

It felt so good to be out again powered up on the Lithium 9 and Nugget.  My right thumb was fine and I think the session helped bend my left little finger further.

This was the first time I used my new NP helmet - it is lighter that the Protec and very comfortable.

I did some long tacks to get back into the groove after 8 weeks off the water and a few small jumps.  Gybe turns were no problem but I was a bit rusty on the waves.

It soon clicked and I rode some nice rollers out in the Bay and a couple of good waves over the reef in the middle of the two groynes.  

The combination of water, waves, wind, board and kite really is unbeatable.

GPS log

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