Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Kitesurfing dawn patrol at Frankston

Session 250. Another ripping winter northerly at Frankston at dawn.  Stuart, Tarren, James and I headed down for a kitesurfing session before work.  We were not disappointed.  We took out our mid size kites and had plenty of power in the punchy wind that was around 20 knots gusting up to 25.

I did one massive jump and headed for the heavens, completely losing my orientation and smacking hard into the water on landing, very glad to be wearing my 4/3 wetsuit and vest.

The bay surf was nice again too.

Landing the kites on the narrow beach was a bit tricky.

We packed up around 8:00 and then headed into work.

It has been a very windy week in Melbourne: Windiest week in years and more to come - nice for kitesurfing but yesterday would have been dicey with gusts up to 50 knots.


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