Saturday, July 22, 2017

Kitesurfing Rosebud in a strong northerly and winter sun

Session 417. Got down to Rosebud and on the water at 9 a.m. straight into solid north wind on my 8m kite.  Stu, Tarren and James were already out.  The water was cool but gloves, booties and my steamer kept me warm.  Great surf!  The wind started around 24 knots and built up to 30, gusting to 35.

I did a few tacks up towards the pier then I did a fantastic long run following the waves breaking on the outer sand bank down to Rye.  All those waves to myself!

I tacked back on the return journey coming into the shallow calmer water closer to shore. You can see from my track log I had no problems getting back up wind.  It would have been a great day for a downwinder to Sorrento or Portsea.

Fun in the winter sun.

My (broken) little finger was fine in the plastic splint under the neoprene glove.

The coffee and pastries afterwards at Baker Boys cafe was excellent too.

GPS log

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