23 Mar 2013 - Perfection - Sandy Point surf - kiting weekend
Headed down to Sandy point rather than Inverloch as the forecast was for north westerlies, swinging to westerly which would not really work at Inverloch. We made excellent time - we got there at 9:30 after a 7:30 start after doing the Koo Wee Rup cut through. The inlet was really high tide and not working at all - mostly offshore - so we checked out the surf beach. Conditions were fantastic, nice waves and a perfect cross shore breeze of around 20 knots. By the time we pumped and headed out it was approaching 25 - so we were well powered. Had a magic time in the surf - didn't try and big tricks but did a lot of wave riding. Copied the technique of the guy with a surf board, turning the kite and then following it. Ended up having a 3 and a bit hour session with Pete and James turning up at the tail end. Tarren unfortunately experienced equipment failure and ended up dragging 200kgs of seaweed onto his lines, a situation that looked benign but could have been horrible. Fantastic start to the kiting weekend.