This is an online blog journal of all my kitesurfing activities. I blog and log every kitesurfing session and provide information on skills progression, gear, weather and locations. I am based in Melbourne, Australia where we are blessed with good winds and some wonderful kitesurfing. I also take kitecam photos and video. I also record many sessions with a GPS.
Early evening kitesurfing in strong winds at Hampton
Session 358. The strong winds forecast came in during the afternoon. I got to Hampton late after attending to a chore. About four kites were out and the wind was around 25 knots with a good swell. I pumped up my Crossbow 7 (my Lithium 9 is not repaired yet) and headed out.
Plenty of power and some nice waves. The bigger ones were breaking out past the end of the groynes at a reef. I was able to time it so I could a few there which was really nice.
A few jumps then just riding as many waves as I could. There were a couple of surfers close to the groynes too.
25 knots or more generates some reasonable waves in the bay. The wind dropped a little so I came in. The sunset was dramatic with ships out in the bay including the Spirit of Tasmania heading out.