The sea breezes have finally arrived. After a quiet morning, a nice 18 knot southerly came in during the afternoon. I headed to Hampton and decided on arrival to do a downwinder. I rigged up the Noise 12m and setup my GPS, kitecam and linemount video. Lots of gear to record the trip! I took my waterproof backpack with foam sandals, the kite bag, boardshorts and rash vest, and some money for the trip home.
I returned to Hampton by tram to Southern Cross, train to Richmond, change for Sandringham line, train to Hampton, then a short walk back to the beach. I chatted to an elderly man who was interested in the gear, and the trip. He was returning from the Melbourne Cricket Club having just watched the Boxing Day test of Australia vs India. His grandsons kite too (Tribe Carew) so he as quite interested in kitesurfing.
This really is a great downwind tour.
Stuart and Tarren were on the beach back at Hampton. Stuart had just finished a session - the wind having picked up again, and Tarren headed out for some more.
The switch on the Contour Roam waterproof housing seems to be difficult to turn off. I thought I turned it off at the destination, yet in continued to record in my bag when returning.
|Carving the bay swell|
|Port Phillip Bay vista|
|Brighton Marina in the distance|
- Time: 1:37:27
- Moving Time: 1:15:37
- Avg Moving Speed: 21.4 km/h
- Max Speed: 40.5 km/h
- Distance: 26.99 km