Great wind and great kitesurfing. There were quite a few kites out at Balnarring. We did a few runs then got going to Point Leo and scored some good surf on the prominent reef. A word of warning though - some of the reefs suddenly appear in the water and can present serious obstacles.
I headed upwind toward Flinders. The others were all closer in to shore near Point Leo, it looked like they would stay put there so I kept going, intent on getting to Flinders. It took a couple of tacks to get there. There were a lot of people on the pier and several boats moored there. As I approached a small sandy beach just north of the pier the wind softened, so I decided to head back rather than go to shore and get stranded.
It was a nice fast downwind run to the others who had just started heading to Flinders. I kited past and waved, conversation across the water being difficult. I kited back to Suicides at Point Leo and rode some waves, then continued north surfing the reef before heading back on a tack.
It was a long tack back. I used the rear footstrap for a rest and straightened my rear leg. I kept going until I got close to Somers Yacht Club then did some fast downwind slalom turns to get back to Balnarring. I logged 49 km for this trip.
I rested on the beach for about 10 minutes watching for the others coming back. I couldn't see anyone so I decided to head back to spot them. The wind was stronger as I tacked across. I saw a kite but it was Chronos foil with a kiter on a foil board and they were flying. Then I came up to Stu S and Anthony who were on there way back. I continued on the Point Leo and saw Stu W and Mike. No sign of Eric. Tarren had returned earlier.
It was another long tack with a downwind finish to Balnarring where we regrouped, tired but very happy. I logged 14.8 km for the second run, bringing the totals for the day to and 63.86 km and 3:05
Eric had lost his board and body dragged in to Point Leo so we drove there and picked him up. We had fish and chips at Balnarring then headed home.
I took my Spot tracking device on this tour. The OK messages worked but only one track location was recorded off Point Leo. Maybe I have to have it on my shoulder so it can get better reception.
GPS log 2 Balnarring to Pt Leo return