Saturday, August 17, 2013
Chilly and gusty at Brighton
Session 251. A nice afternoon kitesurfing session in chilly conditions at Brighton Beach. I called by The ZU Boardsports to pickup my new Airush Lithium Zero kite - more on that later.
There were about a dozen kiters out enjoying the punchy wind. It was about 16-18 knots when I arrived so I took out my Lithium 12. The bay swell was building and the water was nice and clear.
I did some runs upwind then some downwind slalom turns on the waves. Nice!
I did some good jumps too and landed most of them. The wind picked up to 25 knots then I came in, almost overpowered.
Julian was out trying a Lithium 10m kite then he swapped to his North 10m kite.
I had a couple of runs on the North to try it out. It turned amazingly fast but had surprisingly little power compared to a Lithium.