Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cool kitesurfing at Frankston

Session 184. Sunday 15 July 2012

Kitesurfing is a great way to recover from jetlag.  I returned from a 2 week trip to the U.S.A. on Saturday, so with a nice north-westerly on at Frankston I headed down with Stuart to blow away some cobwebs.

The water was cold and clear.  Its amazing that we had the entire beach to ourselves and a couple of dog walkers.  Staying in Los Angeles for a week and Occoquan, Virginia for a few days further reinforced my view that Melbourne is one the best kitesurfing locations in the world!

It took a while to get in the groove.  I was getting lots of speed and crashing while turning left from toeside to heelside until I concentrated on turning the board (after the kite) more aggressively.   Heelside to toeside turns were going well, but the Noise 12 turns slower that my Switchblade 10 so I had to adjust to that too.  

The small bay surf was nice and the wind was a steady 18-20 knots.  Yee ha!

Franz and Wayne arrived at the beach for the next shift just as we were finishing so we handed them the baton.