Thursday, November 05, 2020
Kitesurf downwinder Hampton to Port Melbourne
Session 511. There was good southerly wind today so a downwinder was on. I left Hampton on my 8m kite and surfed some bay rollers down to Green Point where the reef break was working with some good waves.
On to Brighton past a couple of windsurfers and only 2 kite on the beach. Past Brighton Marina then onto Elwood finding some good swells along the way.
The surf at Elwood was good and the reefs a bit further along were working too - although one was very shallow. I kited into the St Kilda Marina where there were a couple of kites out then continued on past Middle Park to Port Melbourne.
Really good to get in a downwinder - I am not very kite fit yet so this was a good workout and a scenic tour. Anthony met me in Port Melbourne and drove me back to Hampton which was greatly appreciated and saved me a tram and train trip back. We had a good coffee and some lunch.
The North Cross board was great for fast turns but its lighter in the chop - I will hang onto the Nugget as a weapon of choice for big downwinders.
Here is a really cool animation of the trip using ayvri.com: