Tuesday, March 02, 2010

An evening kite at Port Melbourne

Session 81, Tuesday 02 February 2010

Kite: Switchblade 10m
Location: Port Melbourne
Wind: 15 knots S
Duration: 6:30 to 7:00pm - 0.5 hours

I got the all clear from the very efficient Eye and Ear Hospital for my ear on Monday.  My eardrum has regrown and kitesurfing is OK, at last.  The doctor said earplugs would prevent the ear drum rupturing, so wearing them is a good idea.

The challenge is to get earplugs that stay in place.

I headed to Port Melbourne after work, arriving to see a good sea breeze coming in.  The Spirit of Tasmania was berthed at the pier, loading passengers.

I took out the 10m kite so I wouldn't be overpowered.  Stuart was out already having a ball.  It was fantastic just to get in the water again.  I was up and going without any hassles.  However, the wind dropped so I had the fly the 10m kite hard to get enough power.

The waves were rolling in too.  I got some good runs in, just enjoying being there.  I did some kiteloops on the beach after I stopped.

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