Saturday, July 30, 2022

FNQ kitesurfing - 4 Mile Beach session #551

Session 551. Back in Far North Queensland at last!  Good flight up with Virgin to Cairns then a coach to Port Douglas. Met up with Rob, James and Brett for lunch at a cafe then had a some nice kitesurfing along 4 mile beach in good wind and some surf.

My new Airush Union 12m kites was great - easy to go up wind and plenty of power in less dense tropical wind/

A great session was had by all on the first day of our kitesurfing adventure trip with Brett and Vanessa from Windswell

There was good wind forecast for our next days off Low Isles, Undine Cay and the Daintree coast.

Flying into Cairns

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Kitesurfing Rosebud in 30+ knots and good bay surf #550

Session 550.  Strong wind at Rosebud - 30 knots gusting up to 40 - made for epic kitesurfing in a decent bay surf.  I was well powered on my Airush Wave 6m kite.  Assistance launching and landing was mandatory. 

Riding the waves to the West along the outer sandbank was nice, then looping back in flatter water close to shore.

We got some welcome Winter sun but it wasn't warm. My hands got quite cold - I will wear gloves next time.

Chilly, but great fun!