2016 11 28 - Topping it off at Port Sorrell

With the day before becoming a rest day due to lack of forecasted wind, we were all super keen to get out on the water prior to our flight.  We delayed getting to the beach at Port Sorrell and arrived just as the wind hit.

The place is an amazing setup.  Yet another river delta, with a ton of flat water and a nearby national park beach just ripe for exploring.  Soon after setting up we all headed up wind as quickly as possible, to take advantage of the amazing flat water, and to escape the river delta for an upwind/downwind experience.

I tore up the beach and headed out through the heads, cutting across some protruding coral reef.  The pristine beach to the east opened up, I took a couple of runs downwind to bathe in the spectacular clear Tassie water.  I'd adopted short legs by now and no booties - not cold but you could certainly feel the difference when you were in shallow or deeper water.  Once closer to the beach I realised that the wind had swung more westerly, making it a bit of a struggle to get back to the inlet.  With our flight not too far away I started to worry about Stu and Pete who had gone so far into the distance that I could no longer see them.

Luckily the wind picked up strength, letting me back into the inlet and allowing Stu and Pete to make the flight.  A few wonderful runs in the flat water and some nice jumps concluded a very picturesque session - all of us stoked to have topped off an amazing weekend.















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