Sunday, June 19, 2011

19 Jun 2011 - Consistent northerly at Brighton


Location :Brighton
Kite : 10m Switchblade
Conditions : 15-25 knots north-westerly

One of the most consistent northerly breezes I've seen at Brighton.  Had about 1.5 hours out in fantastic conditions.  Good opportunity to consolidate skills, managed backrolls and 360 forwards in both directions.  Stuffed up a raley and learnt again that the water is quite cold - I'd hate to be in it for any length of time.  Had a terrible crash - tried a reverse 360 on my good side and totally stuffed it up - I was about the same level as the kite and came down with the board square underneath me.  Lucky that I didn't break anything - board or body.  Managed to pull off an inverted twist on both sides - ace.
Still astounded that some folks persist in going out with a leash but without a helmet - terrible accidents happen this way.  

Saturday, June 18, 2011

18 Jun 2011 - Early start at Hampton


Location :Hampton
Kite : 10m Switchblade
Conditions : 15-20 knots westerly

Beautiful to get out in the morning.  Not quite enough wind to do anything special, just nice to cruise around.  Interesting that you seem to need less wind in winter, the air is apparently denser.  Not nearly as cold in the water as I expected.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

05 Jun 2011 - Beautiful brighton day


Location :Brighton
Kite : 10m Switchblade
Conditions : 15-25 knots northerly

Bit of an enforced winter break - lack of daylight savings constrains kitesurfing opportunities to the weekend.  Beautiful day with a strong northerly all day let us get out really early - about 8:30 start.  Light at first in close - brighton is always a bit iffy on a northerly so its always a bit tricky to know whether to go out further to get better wind or stay in close and stay safe.  Its not really the place to pull off any massive tricks in a northerly - if anything goes wrong its a one way ticket to antartica.  
No progression today - did one backloop and a forward rotation, a few hand in water transitions but by the time the wind picked up to around 20 I was starting to tire.  Feel like a bit of a sleep now !  Can't wait for the next session.