Met up with Taz, Pete, James and Stu at the supermarket carpark for another awesome session at Seaford. Nice and cool - the hardest part was getting into the wetsuit, after that fairly toasty. My arm is finally starting to die down - its been a total pain. Can't wait for it to fade away.
Went for a couple of big loops before crashing pretty hard and winding it back. Some nice rotational jumps as ever.
Its just an awesome setup. Arrived at Seaford and it was bucketing down, soon enough the rain cleared, blue skies opened up and Taz and I hit the beach. Solid 20 knots, which peaked up to around 25 at stages. At one stage when the wind was high I got a nice bit of air, looked across and Taz had followed the same pattern coming the other way - quick wave to acknowledge the highlight !
Excellent water, and nice runs beside the pier. Did quite a few jumps with kiteloops, still haven't quite nailed it yet, but getting there. Snuck in a darkslide and lots of rotational jumps. Magnificent session. Stu Styles joined late in the piece, but the alure of the sausage was beckoning so we retreated to the carpark.
Oh - and I stuffed up the launch and drifted my kite almost into the fence down there. Its such a narrow beach - hate having the wired fence so close too. It's the only downside to a magnificent location.
Blowing big time. We got down to the beach ridiculously early in the morning, with a forecast of between 25 and 30. It was blowing at least 30 and on the water it was hitting about 35. Quite tricky to launch as there was very little beach, so Taz and I did assisted launches with kites in one hand. The challenge at Seaford is the combination of not much sand and wired fences - which are a little daunting.
On the water it was big air time - and surfing time. It was blowing pretty much straight onshore, so I was able to go between the pier and Frankston with no great difficulty. Got pushed off one wave and my lines wrapped around two fins on my board - which i had to untangle immediately - it would have been a nightmare if I wasn't able to free it. Big air, waves, and a bit of old spice - a few fronts blew through which bought heavy, sleeting rain with them. All a stack of fun - just wish this tendonitis would go away though !