Saturday, December 04, 2021

Kitesurfing downwinder armada Ricketts to Hampton #539

Fantastic downwinder in a solid sea breeze today with a veritable armada of buddies.  We left my car at Hampton then I got a lift to Ricketts Point. 

I did a few tacks waiting for everyone to get on the water then headed off riding the swell and some reef breaks close to the shore.

Going past the HMS Cerberus wreck is always interesting but its sad to see it collapsing into the water.

I almost contacted some reefy rocks lurking in the shore break on a beach.  Past the Hampton Marina and then some nice speed runs behind the breakwater.  Lots of Wing Foils out there now. 

I got to the beach very happy with the tour. My wrist and right arm is getting stronger and were fine for the journey. 

This is probably the best short downwinder in Port Phillip Bay with great scenery, some nice reefs and excellent beaches.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Kitesurfing Flinders to Point Leo and return #538

 Another excellent session and tour from Flinders.  We headed out to the reef break first and rode some waves in variable swell then headed on a long tour coming in at Zappas then the Pines to surf the reef brakes there. 

We continued on to the Point Leo main beach and scored some flat water behind the main reef

I made it back on a single tack - the wind direction and strength was perfect.

I came in ahead of the others to avoid stressing my right arm too much. I am getting some numbness in the fingers and hand at times, including while typing!  

So good to do a tour again.

We are eyeing off a kitesurfing trip across the channel to Phillip Island but its a serious undertaking - boat support would be a good idea.

Thursday, November 04, 2021

Kitesurfing Hampton in a seabreeze, back on the water at last #535

Session 535. A long time since my last session, recovering from broken metacarpal in my right wrist (from a bike crash in a local park). Nice sea breeze at Hampton but not very strong. Warm weather. Great to be back on the water again.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Kitesurfing Aspendale near Mordialloc #534

Session 534. Kitesurfing some nice bay waves in Aspendale just to the south of Mordialloc Creek.  

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Kitesurfing downwinder Aspendale to Frankston #533

Session 533. After the session at Aspendale I headed off on one my favourite downwinders, enjoying bay surf all the way from Aspendale to Frankston. 

The train at Frankston wasn't running though due to work on new railway stations. I was lucky to get on the replacement bus for the return trip (they normally don't allow surfboards).

Aspendale kitesurfing #532

Session 532. Nice session well powered on my Ultra 12 kite.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Kitesurfing Aspendale after another COVID layoff #531

Great to be kitesurfing again after another COVID-19 lockdown was lifted.  It as just nice to be out there. The wind was light so I took out the Airush Ultra 12. The kite has a lot of power for its size so I kept the depower on. It also turns a lot more slowly than the Union 10. 

Great to catch up with the kiting buddies too.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Kitesurfing Aspendale in big bay surf #530

Session 530. Strong winds whipped up some big surf in Port Phillip Bay.  The 6m kite is great in these conditions - its fun surfing the waves without getting dragged off them.  I don't get to use it often but I enjoy it when I do.