Sunday, December 02, 2018

Gusty storm fronts at Hampton - the right kite needed at the right time

Session 463.  Very gusty south westerly wind after Saturday's strong northerlies.  There was strong 25 knot wind at Hampton when I arrived with a squall out on the bay.  Then the wind dropped out to less then 15 knots.  I borrowed Rich's Switchblade 11, set it up and headed out.

The wind picked up again to 25+ knots, I was overpowered so I came in after a short run and swapped to my Union 8.  Stu had a go on my Wave 6, but the wind dropped out again so we couldn't really get going.  Kite selection and timing were critical today, I didn't quite get it right.

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