Kite: Noise 12
Wind: 20 knots, SE
Time: 3:30 to 5:00
Board: Naish Haize twin tip
The first south easterly for this Spring, and it was nice. I headed for Mentone and met Franz at the beach. We figured Altona would be quite crowded given the wind direction.
I couldn't resist a Kransky sausage with sauerkraut and mustard before the session from the sausage caravan vendor there.
It was really nice to have a side onshore breeze and some sunshine. There were a few windsurfers out too. Franz blew out a fin box which cut his session short, but he provided this photo of me kiting.
There was a nice small surf close to the shore and some big rollers further out. I attempted a backroll and succeeded in only doing half one - more commitment required.
At one stage there was about 8 kites on the water and around 5 windsurfers. Almost crowded!
It was a nice long session at 1.5 hours. Up on the grass I was packing away my kite when another dude landed his right next to me. I don't know why he didn't just land it on the beach and walk up the path. There were power lines and Beach Road only a few meters away.
Not much in the way of skills progression today, but a very satisfying session.