A couple of tacks later and I made it to Gnotuk Ave. The wind got stronger and I fully depowered the kite - it has a good depower range. I kept going upwind and go to just past Chelsea. Turning in the bay surf was tricky at times. There were a few kiters out all along the coast, including Mentone, Mordialloc, Aspendale and Gnotuk Ave. Most were on surfboards enjoying the bay surf.
The return run was great. I followed the line of bay surf. At one stage I was tracking next to a seal that was bodysurfing the waves too. He was having a ball.
I was able to gybe the board at speed a couple of times and ride toe side for a bit. The bay surf was suprisingly big in some spots, including close to Mordialloc pier. I did a couple of succesful pre-turn gybes turning left.
Upwind past the pier then full bore downwind back to Mentone with lots of speed. No GPS or camera today, but the distance I kited was around 27km.
Here is the route
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