Saturday, May 30, 2020

Kitesurfing session at Brighton after COVID-19 restrictions eased

Session 507.  Kitesurfing again at last!  Headed to Brighton with a strong northerly blowing.  There were whitecaps further out so I took out my Union 8m kite and was very glad I did.  It was so good to be back on the water, just being there.

The wind was around 20 knots when I started. I tacked upwind past Brighton Marina with the wind increasing steadily.  Some big gusts around 30 knots were coming through so I headed back downwind doing slalom turns on the swell then headed in with the wind lifting sand off the beach. 

There were about 5 other kiters out, far from the madding crowd at Rosebud.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions eased in Victoria, kitesurfing is now permitted - follow the rules

Some COVID-19 restrictions were eased in Victoria, taking effect at midnight on Tuesday 12 May.

Kitesurfing is now permitted for sport and exercise, along with recreational boating, subject to the following principles:
  • you can keep your distance (at least 1.5 metres apart)
  • the maximum is 10 people in a group.
Travelling to a kitesurfing location is also allowed.

Recreational boating and fishing are also now permitted, subject to the same rules.

I am looking forward to getting back on the water.