|Waves breaking over Mornington Pier 12 July 2016. Source: ABC|
|Waves breaking over Mornington Pier 12 July 2016. Source: Mornington Peninsula Leader|
Less experience kitesurfers should avoid these conditions, particularly at offshore wind locations such as Brighton Beach. If you end up in the water or you ditch your kite you will blown out into the middle of the bay, lose your gear and require a rescue.
Going south to Sorrento is a better option, but you need good skills and a small kite (6m to 8m) to handle wind above 30 knots..
As a refresher - read this article about Kitesurfing storm fronts and Winter wind
Discretion is the better part of valor!