Monday, November 17, 2014

Kitesurfing Sandy Point epic surf session

Session 302.  We detoured to Sandy Point on the way home from Paynesville as the wind forecast there was good.  Grant and Stu did some flatwater speed runs on the windsurfers on the inlet, the rest of us headed to the surf beach for an epic session.  I headed out on my Lithium 9 and S-quad.

Getting out through the surf is easier than at Inverloch as the long shallow beach means there is no savage shore break or dumping waves.  The water was a lovely azure blue colour out the back.

I caught some great waves coming in, really getting to surf them well.  This is where kitesurfing excels - you get a tow out, then a tow back in to the waves.

There was enough power in the wind to get a good boost over bigger breaking waves going out. I depowered the kite coming in to maximise time on waves.  Even then, I got dragged off a few.  Everyone had a go and a great time.  I came in for a drink and brief rest before going out for a second go.

I noticed mistakes increasing as fatigue set in so I came in, very happy to have such a great session in the surf.

A great way to cap off our kitesurfing safari!

GPS Log 1
GPS Log 2

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