Tuesday, July 29, 2014

29 July 2014 - Ripping morning at Frankston

Very solid 22-28 knots down at Frankston with James.  Took the big kite out, got some big air and rode some fun waves.  Wonderful way to start the day.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

12 July 2014 - Hampton electric

Amazing morning session.  Very consistent forecast seemingly out of nowhere.  I met up with Eric down at Hampton, and headed out with the 10m in about 20 knots with the twintip.  Great wind for jumping so I got back into rotational tricks, really fun in the small swell.  A bit of rain came through and as I did a jump, I got a shock in my left knee.  I thought I must have strained a ligament or something, until my next jump where I felt something in both legs.  A bigger jump yielded shocks in both legs and arms, particularly around elbow and knee joints.
I was obviously picking up static electricity from the storm clouds above.
I decided to keep the kite low and head out past the storm clouds - the clouds were almost past me so I thought this would work better than heading in.  It seemed to work out fine, but there was a few nervous moments once I'd figured out what was going on.
Eric was having some problems so I went in, gave him my board and took out the surfboard.  Magnificent fun surfing the small waves, particularly in the second groyne section.  All up a magnificent session.

Now lets play a game - spot the rock groyne.

04 July 2014 - Another ripping Frankston session

Good strong wind and some nice waves.  I got carried away and scaled back the 7m - I should only do that when its over 30 knots as I had to work it hard to get enough power.  Fantastic way to start the day- as ever.

30 Jun 2014 - Hampton - just enough

Nice morning session at Hampton in just enough wind.  Damn cold though - wetsuit was still wet from Saturday's session.