I have had a nasty chest cold for several days but was feeling better today and really keen for some kitesurfing.
Once out past the beginner kites close to the shore I found the board really nice. It edged well and was smooth in the water without sinking in much. Its been a few years since I used a twin tip so I spent some time getting used to it.
Jumping was weird, I seemed to lose forwards momentum half way though the jump. I tacked out to the channel the Spirit of Tasmania uses then returned. Surfing the bay swell was strange too, the board turns well but bogs down on waves without the kite pulling. I rode toeside both directions which was OK but I felt "locked in" to the stance.
I kited past some moored yachts into the Kiddies Pool to play dodgem cars with the 15+ other kiters who were fanging around there. It takes a bit of concentration with kiters jumping (some close the the pier) and all vying for a fairly small patch of water.
An enjoyable session - something different.