The wind was set to do nothing at Inverloch so we headed up to Frankston to grab the southerly - and what a southerly it was. A consistent 20 knots with the beautiful low surf, water and sand of Frankston. Had an absolute ball pulling off all the old tricks - even got back into a 720 spin.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The blokes kitesurfing weekend at Inverloch was set for disaster - as much as you can define disaster as surfing in the morning, swimming and landboarding in the afternoon - until a southerly kicked in of around 18knots at 6pm. We had a good 1 hour session in the beautiful surf - fantastic conditions - before it putted out.
Posted by Stuart Tarzan Man at 10:26 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Tried the surfboard for the first time on a beautiful blue day. It was really tricky to get up on, but once up it was kind of fun. You have to pay attention though - not having straps on the board at all means that any slight deviation and you hit the drink. I did 3 or 4 runs before abandoning it for the comfort of the twin tip. Magic day with about 16 knots - not enough to do anything crazy but nice for cruising. No real pain from my knee - thank goodness - so I'll just lay off cycling and stretch and see what that does for me.
Posted by Stuart Tarzan Man at 8:28 PM
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Everyone had bailed out as it was marginal - about 10-12 knots. Luckily Pete had the new kite and his raceboard - so we took turns of the raceboard which was actually able to hold a line in super light winds. It was fun to ride it on flat water - I still haven't got transitions anywhere near sorted but it does fly along. After a while I noticed Pete starting to go upwind quite a bit- so I rigged for a session of 15-16 knots. Great to get one in - particularly when the kids are already in bed - no credit points lost !
Posted by Stuart Tarzan Man at 9:28 PM
It hit 4:30 and the wind sprang up so I high tailed it to the beach (a mere 2 minutes away) and had a lovely session on flat water. As ever the currents were a bit crazy, but the flat water and consistent winds were magnificent. Not quite enough to do a lot of crazy tricks, but enough to do some nice transitions.
Posted by Stuart Tarzan Man at 9:26 PM