We tacked upwind, negotiating some amazingly choppy water with waves going in all directions out in the entrance to Andersons Inlet. I walked on the sand spit to get past the worst of it. The wind was stronger past the inlet mouth at around 30 knots with some massive gusts coming through up to 40 knots! I fully depowered the 7m kite and still got overpowered a few times.
We were the only ones out in the tempest.
There were some nice waves but I didn't make it right out the back. A nasty looking squall was coming so we headed back to the Angling club kitebeach in the inlet. Just after I landed my kite a really strong squall with hail came through. I was glad I was off the water.