The runs back in were really fast. I almost beat my PB speed, clocking a maximum of 48.5 km/h. There were a few other kites and some windsurfers out too.
My newly repaired Lithium 9 performed very well (thanks Ivan) and was ideal for the conditions.
Close to shore the wind dropped out a bit but I got yanked by some gusts downwind a couple of times. Good fun, but some concentration was required to handle the gusts.