We had a few words with the big man in the sky (Job) to organise some great wind for the afternoon for an adventure. After some teething problems with the recipe, he really turned it on.
Stu and I went down to Aspendale to start the session - but there wasn't quite enough wind - so we went up to Ricketts to join Grant as we figured we could catch more of the southerly funneling up the bay.
We went out and there was just enough wind to keep a line. Still fun with Stu and Grant on the water. After about 30 mins it picked up a bit, enough to allow us to cut up wind. We had agreed to wait for James prior to setting off on any big adventure, but it seemed he wasn't coming as it was after 3 and we were going to meet on the beach around 230. We figured he must have went out at Hampton.
We cut up into the wind - I had to work real hard to keep up with Stu on the nugget. My quads were burning already. We managed to get beyond the reef and there was clean water between Ricketts …
The day had been absolutely perfect - an early morning kite, a magnificent day at Bremlea beach with the family, boogie boarding, suping, having a great time with the kids. The wind was forecast to come in for the afternoon - so the stars were aligned. What could possibly go wrong ? A freakin hurricane could, that's what.
With the ladies and kids headed to the Queenscliff market, Pete and I had the afternoon to ourselves, with a 25-30 knot breeze on the go. We checked a couple of locations at Ocean Grove, before making the call to head to Point Lonsdale surf club. I'd walked past it with Darren a couple of months before, beautiful water and some nice breaks - I thought it would be perfect for us.
First impressions were fantastic - strong wind, good surf but with some ominous clouds on the horizon. We'd been out for our share of storm fronts so it did not appear anything to be particularly worried about. On setting up the wind felt very heavy, I toyed with depowerin…
After a dissapointing no show at Seaford - Pete, Stu and I went but the wind didn't - great to get an afternoon in at Brighton. Pretty solid for the most part, but dropped off at times and also came through hard at times - pretty much normal. Great to be on the water - certainly helps clear the mind.