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.