Saturday, October 15, 2016

Kitesurfing gusty northerly at Brighton

Session 388.  Headed down to Brighton at about 11:00 am after a big sleep in having returned from our great ski trip the Main Range the day before.

A strong gusty northerly was blowing.  Natalie was having trouble launching her foil kite on the beach - I attempted to help to no avail.  A kiter was being towed in by another.  

It was nice of the water but very gusty. I was fully de-powered on the Union 8 further out then fully powered when I encountered unexpected lulls.

Some guys were attempting to use 10m kites and didn't persist with that for too long.  Its dangerous to fly a kite that is too big for the conditions.

After some nice runs out and back I finished with a couple of speed runs then met up with Graeme Simpson on the foreshore, where he helped me setup my new Spotz 3 foil board and foil.  I can't wait to try it out, more on that soon.

GPS log

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