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2015 10 25 - The non gusty frontal Frankston

Met up with James, Stu and Eric down at Frankston.  Conditions looked a little dodgy - with 25-30 at the beacon and about 20 on the shore I put the 10m kite up.  Strange wind - it was not gusty but varied quite a bit during the session - from a full on 28 knots down to 20 down to 12 or so and back up again.  Spectacular little waves and no crowd made for a magic session.  Ate a lot of water, went into some crazy tail spins following crashes but also managed to pull off a perfect back 720 which was a major highlight.  Totally knackered after the session - the blast lasted a couple of days !

2015 10 17 - Port/South

Met up with Athol at Port Melbourne with a great looking seabreeze blowing.  It wasn't as strong close to shore on the water, but still beautifully consistent.  After a while managed to tack out a bit and headed up to South Melbourne.  Great little waves and flat water up there, put a big smile on my face.

2015 10 11 - Downwind action

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Recipe :
1 light forecast 1 impending storm 1 injured kiter (Pete) prepared to provide car shuffle 3 kiters - Eric, Stu S and I 1 poleman - Grant
After passing by Hampton, we headed to Beaumaris to grab the best of the light wind for a downwinder.  Arriving a Beaumaris there was enough wind around for a decent session - always a bonus.  Grant was able to call by too and get excited by the wind - enough to grab his sailboard.  Stu, Eric and I headed off into a beautiful warm day with a 17 knots breeze on our tail, keen to go downwind to Hampton.   Eric lost his board around some fishing boats that needed a bit of assistance to tack back and get.  I wasn't landing my forward 360's - strange how the smallest change of settings (fully powered kite) can lead to timing being slightly off.  It was also due to not placing my leading hand far enough away from centre. At some stage the sky turned pretty dark - I looked out to sea and saw some massive storm clouds.  Stu had already noti…

2015 10 03 - Magnificent morning at Rosebud

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The stars were aligned - long weekend, good early wind at Rosebud and most people free to join in for a session.  Met Athol and Amelia in the car park, and we were soon joined by Stu and Grant.  Pete also rocked up - still carrying his injuries - but happy to help Grant and take some photos.  Dan joined us a bit later testing his new Axis board (what brand is that again ?).
A good kite makes everybody happy - see Rosebud giving us a winking smile...


Photos of the whole crew





Got in for some photos of Stu too





And lots of great photos featuring my favourite kiter...me