Thursday, December 26, 2013
Kitesurfing Hampton to Green Point with nice bay surf
Session 272. A good sea breeze of around 25 knots sprang up around 4pm. Here was a great opportunity to work off the excess food intake of Christmas Day. Hampton was the place to be. Stuart and James got there a bit before me and were already on the water along with about a dozen other kiters and several windsurfers .
I headed out the the marina sea wall and caught some of the waves breaking around it and then headed in on the flat water. I did a couple of jumps nice jumps then surfed the sell back past the first groyne to the beach section.
There were some good swells coming in there - I caught a couple of nice waves, then headed on along the beach following the reef breaks. There were good waves at Green Point and only a couple of kiters there.
I then worked by way back to Hampton, getting some nice waves on the return trip too.
25 knots produces quite a reasonable swell with some good surf. There was even a couple of surfers out off Middle Brighton.
My back (right side, near top of pelvis) is giving me some grief but this session was too good to miss. I might have to rest up for a couple of days now though.