Showing posts from August, 2013

25 Aug 2013 - Quicky at Brighton

Shot out for a quick session once the wind shot up at about 9:30.  Some fantastic sun shining through, just enough wind to put a smile on my face.  No beanie as it is definitely warming up, can't wait to start shedding the wetsuit and other gear too.  Some fool went a hell of a long way out and kept ditching the kite, but then kept just heading further out and further downwind.  No idea what his game was, maybe some kind of suicide attempt !
Kite republic was setting up a kite camp at Brighton, really dumb idea to get a bunch of beginners out on a cross shore wind at Brighton that was tending weaker and could tend to cross-off.  Continued bad judgement at Brighton in northerlies is going to get someone one day.

23 Aug 2013 - 3 darkslides in a row - its sorted

Fantastic pre work session - still smiling. About 18-20 knots, managed to work on the weaker side jumps and pulled off quite a few forward 360's, even landed a back 720. Indy glide on both sides is working. And to top it all off, got 3 darkslides in a row. Fantastic morning and my ribs have finally recovered. Unfortunately James' new kite had a slow leak - fascinated to know what is going on there.

14 Aug 2013 - the strong winds keep on coming

Early morning session with Tarren, James and Pete down at Frankston.  Still can't work out how to do a toeside backflip, doing my head in a little bit.  Probably not the day for it with the small kite.  Fantastic way to start the day.

10 Aug 2013 - Morning glory at Rosebud

Spectacular morning after a very cold day.  Tarren, Pete and I arrived at Rosebud with barely 10 knots blowing, in the expectation of 25 knots overnight and 17 knots on the charts.  Luckily .... Pete had the sector 60 onboard, so while Pete set up I borrowed Tarren's 11m kite and the sector 60.  That thing cranks in low wind, I was able to go upwind and really plain in very little wind.  Almost managed to gybe the thing too, be good to get that down.

The wind picked up a little so I headed back in, grabbed my kite for a nice flat water session.  My rib is still hurting a little, but beautiful to be out on the water in the sunshine.  Came back in after a while and gave Pete a go on my kite and board.  Took the opportunity to grab some shots of Tarren.

and Pete in his "onesy" (underneath the dry suit)