Sunday, October 02, 2011

In the kiddies pool at St Kilda

Session 148, Sunday 2 October 2011

Kite: Switchblade 10
Wind: 20 knots, S
Location: St Kilda
Time: 4:30 to 5:30
Board: Naish Haize twin tip

I managed to get a short session in today at St Kilda on my way home from the Transform Australia weekend conference at Geelong.  It was really nice to get out on the water after 2 days inside.

I used the new kite compressor pump at The Zu Boardsports to inflate my kite - thanks guys!

I got going in the kiddies pool, which was a little crowded, but there was not quite enough wind for my 10m kite, so I headed out past the breakwater after a few runs.   There was good wind out there, and a nice rolling swell to cruise down on the way back in.

No tricks today - there wasn't really enough wind.  Another kiter (Peter, recently joined KBV) was out there with me for a couple of runs.  Then I noticed him heading in and the wind dropping, so I headed in too.  I had to loop the kite a few times to keep going, then made it to shore on a brief stronger gust.

I landed my kite and walked back along the beach.  The sea breezes have not really started in earnest yet, but this one was good while it lasted.

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