Saturday, August 20, 2016

Winter kitesurfing at Seaford slow start, cracking finish

Session 381. Soft wind for our early start.  I was holding ground for the first 30 minutes on my trusty Nugget with the superb Ocean Rodeo Flite 14.5, it really is a sensational kite to fly.  Stuart and Tarren walked back up the beach a couple of times.  Then the wind picked up further out and I was flying with the kite depowered!

The small surf was nice and it certainly wasn't crowded.  There was some big swell further out that was good for jumping off and riding back in.

The water was clear and cold but I was quite warm with my Ripcurl 4/3 wetsuit, booties, gloves and helmet.

Everyone ended up well powered, towards the end the wind picked up more so I came in overpowered.  I released the safety and my kite headed for the shubbery!  But no damage was done.  I need to practice safety landings more to ensure the kite lands where I want it too . . .

Had a great coffee with Tarren at the Seaford Beach cafe afterwards - its a great spot with views across the bay.


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