Session 155, Monday 31 October 2011
Not much wind about today, but a sea breeze came in late afternoon. I drove to the inlet (sailing club) to check it out. A couple of kiters were cruising further downwind and a couple more arrived and setup.
The wind was light - around 15 knots - but I decided there was enough to power the 12m Noise and my surfboard.
It was nice to do some runs on the surfboard getting a feel for it. The fore and aft balancing is more challenging, especially with the rear foot out of the footstrap. I switch my feet for the left tack as this is my rusty side for toeside riding. I tried gybing for the right tack and almost got it once. Its certainly tricky.
I was able to ride toeside for one tack too when the wind picked up a bit. Stuart was able to just stay upwind as well. The tide was on the way out so some sandbars emerged as we kited.
I got a couple of nice speed runs in when the wind picked up briefly, which was good fun.
Location: Inverloch surf beach
Kite: Noise 12m
Wind: 15+ knots, S
Time: 5:00 to 6:00
Board: Cabrinha S-quad
This is an online blog journal of all my kitesurfing activities. I blog and log every kitesurfing session and provide information on skills progression, gear, weather and locations. I am based in Melbourne, Australia where we are blessed with good winds and some wonderful kitesurfing. I also take kitecam photos and video. I also record many sessions with a GPS.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Cruising the inlet on the surfboard at Inverloch
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