Sunday, August 28, 2011

A perfect winter session - upwind at Brighton.

Session 143, Sunday 28 August 2011

Kite: Noise 12
Wind: 25-3- knots, N
Location: Brighton
Time: 3:30 to 5:00
Board: Naish Haize twin tip

GPS log
Max speed: 41.4 km/h
Time: 1h 30m
Distance: 29.14

Great session today - one of the best.  Good wind at Brighton, consistent and strong.

After getting a few rigging photos for our Kitesurfing Handbook, Stuart and I headed upwind as it was a bit crowded off the beach.  It was fresh and invigorating.  We headed upwind past the Brighton Marina all the way up the Elwood.

I dropped the kite once while setting the depower.  It came overhead and fluttered to the water.  Thankfully I relaunched it without much hassle.

The downwind run back was superb.  Heaps of speed, powered up, and time for some good jumps, carved slalom turns and toeside riding.

I rigged the kitecam pointing to far back to get yours truly in the frame, but I got some good shots around Brighton and a few of Stuart in the distance.

Back on the beach I was chatting to Stuart and Franz when to kites got tangled just offshore.  Franz towed me out, I grabbed one and dragged it back to the shore.  It all ended well.

Tired but very content.

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