Friday, March 19, 2010

An evening kite at Hampton

Session 82, Friday 19 March 2010

Kite: Switchblade 14m
Location: Hampton
Wind: 15 knots S
Duration: 6:10 to 7:00pm - 1 hours

It has been a while between kiting sessions.  A southerly sprang up late in the afternoon so I headed to the beach after work arriving at about 6pm.  The wind has dropped to around 15km by the time I got on the water, but heading out I was able to pick up some good wind past the breakwater.

Several really good runs, focusing on technique.  The diesel grunt of the 14m kite proved its benefits again.  There was only enough wind for a couple of small jumps.  Heaps of the big blue/white jellyfish lurking beneath the waves.  A windsurfer told me later he can feel the fin of his board slicing into them!  They seem to be a bit too deep for the kiteboard to connect with them.

It was really nice to be on the water again.

The wind is dropping out now as we get closer to April.  I hope there is enough for Natalie Clarke to complete her crossing of Bass Straight - which could happen the coming Sunday or Monday.

1 comment:

Boris T said...

Wow slicing thru yellyfish. Now that is something we don't have on the lakes.