Once out the breeze was stronger and quite good. I did some nice jumps following a long tack out past Green Point. I was remembering the very first time I "got up and going" in this exact location. I tacked backed to Sandringham Marina and cruised along the swell rolling past the breakwater.
I did some nice slalom turns then more tacks with more jumps - all of them were good. The wind dropped off so I came in with my feet feeling rather cold so it was a good time for me to stop.
James and Stuart kept at it and were up and going when the wind picked up again. I saw Stu Style's kite briefly when I headed for a Hampton cafe for a lovely bacon and egg muffin and coffee, and to catch some Pokemon . . .
I found out later that Stuart S had copped a hard whack from his board and come in. He was OK but a bit stunned. Its a good idea to use a helmet when on a surfboard, I think Stu is now considering getting one. The new NP helmet I have is very light and comfortable.
On the way home I visited SHQ then The Zu Boardsports to check out a SUP. Paul recommended a Starboard Wide Point 9.5 which I bought, more on that later.