Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sandy Point kitesurfing downwinder towards the Prom then back up the inlet - great tour

Session 441. What a tour!  I left my car at the inlet, Bruce drove me back to the surf club. We started doing some tacks in the nice surf at Sandy Point.  The waves there are great for kitesurfing as its usually easy to get out the back then pick some good waves to ride back in on.

Tongue Point (L) and Shellback Island (R) in the distance

Then it was off downwind, enjoying good waves all the way to the Shallow Inlet mouth.  I was keen to go further so I took headed further along the beach.  The waves got bigger and the water got clearer and more blue.  I went as far as the first rock outcrop on the beach.  The dark shapes in the water there were small sections of reef.

The view down to Tongue Point in the distance was great, the view looking out to the dramatic Shellback Island offshore was fantastic.

I was on my own so I headed back.  Stu W, Stu S and Tarren had driven all the way back from Tathra in the morning after 4 hours kitesurfing yesterday so they were less frisky than usual.

I got back on a single tack and could have easily kept going back to the surf club but the inlet beckoned.  There was some lovely flat water and good wind.  I clocked my fastest ever speed at 53.3 km/h. Back near the car there were wind shadows, we definately had the best kitesurfing along the beach and near the mouth of the inlet.

Stoked to complete such a great session.  Next time I will scope out kiting around Tongue Point and landing at Squeaky Beach.  That would be a grand tour!

He had a good meal in the pub at Inverloch, very contented with our exploits.

Mr Styles heading out


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