Saturday, April 02, 2011

Hampton with my kitecam and not much wind

Session 135, 2 April 2011

Kite: Noise 12
Wind: 15 knots, SSW
Location: Hampton Beach
Time: 10:30 to 11:45 (1h)
Board: Naish Haize twin tip

Its getting cooler in Melbourne now.  I arrived at Hampton just after 10:00am.  There were a couple of kites on the beach and lots of yachts out past the breakwater.  One kiter went out and downwind and walked back up the beach.

I rigged up as I was keen to try out my new kite camera - the Casio Exilim EX-G1 - and to get out if the wind picked up a little.

I headed out some distance on my first tack to get the better wind that was blowing well clear of the breakwater.  The Noise 12m kite handles light wind well - this was about 15 knots - so I was able to get in a few tacks.  It then dropped out a bit so I did some kiteloops to get back to the beach (downwind) then walked back to my gear on the beach.

I got out for some more runs about 10 minutes later.  Once again, the wind was better further out, but it certainly wasn't strong.  Here are some of the kitecam shots.

Scooting past the groyne (just)

Back to the marina

Looking out across Port Phillip Bay

Hampton Beach looking towards Middle Brighton

The Walk of Shame


Stuart Tarzan Man said...

Cutting it close to the groyne mate !

kitesurf said...

Cool pics with the cam


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