Saturday, November 02, 2013

The Lithium Zero on Anderson Inlet at Inverloch

Session 259. We arrived at Inverloch on Saturday 2 November for a long weekend with the families, and hopefully some kitesurfing.   There wasn't much wind about but Stuart and I headed down to the inlet to see if there was enough to fly my Lithium Zero kite.

There was about 6-10 knots so we decided to give it a go.  The kite launched easily and had plenty of power as I zipped across the flat water of Andersons Inlet near the Fishing Club.  I was trying hard to stay upwind and could just manage it.   I was not overpowered, but getting the massive (18m) kite to fly upwind with its fat leading edge is a challenge.  This is not a kite for beginners.

Stuart had a couple of runs and was impressed by the speed and by the fact that he was kitesurfing fast in less than 10 knots of wind!

We were the only ones on the water.  We swapped the kite a few times, then packed up just before sunset, both happy that we has scored a short session.  

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