The holiday break over Christmas and New Year is a great time to be in Melbourne as its easy to get around and there are no crowds.
However, the quiet roads of last week are over now. A lot of people are back from their holidays so the traffic was heavy in places.
The wind was quite light at the beach so I took down my Lithium 12 and Sector 60. I was able to get going and out to the stronger winds and have a good time cruising back and forth.
I did some downloop turns, which work quite well. The kite generates more power and pulls you through and out of the turn quicker - a bonus in the light wind.
One screw on the rear footstrap came out so I continued on without it being functional. Memo: check all screws on the board - not just the fin screws.
Eventually the wind dropped further so Stuart and I headed in. By the time I got to the beach the wind had conked out completely and my kite landed on the water.