Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kitesurfing Frankston winter wind in wonderful light

Session 377. I went for a bike ride in the morning to give our dog Pixie a good run.  The forecast south westerly change came through mid afternoon but the wind looked dodgy at Brighton, so Stu, Jop and I headed to Frankston.

It was blowing a gale when we arrived but had backed off by the time we got to the beach and pumped up our kites.

There was plenty of wind though and some good waves.  The light was superb. The yellow Winter sun highlighted the clean water and sand.  After a couple of runs I was enjoying the waves so much I kept surfing them down to the Seaford Pier.

The wind conked out on the way back so I walked along the beach for a while. I headed out again when it picked up and made it further back. After another short walk I did another couple of upwind tacks in strong wind with a squall approaching.

I nearly made it back then the wind died again so I walked the last few hundred meters.

Its so nice to be out in the elements again.  I felt nicely tired after this session and slept really well.

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