2017 12 30 - Big downwinder - Frankston to Mentone

Every part of me is now sore following the massive downwinder from Frankston to Mentone.  Two and a half hours of surfing waves and hitting ramps for massive jumps with James, Stu, Job, Mike and Anthony. 
I'd given Marty some kite instruction in the morning with my old 7m kite, then called in for some dodgy advice from SHQ to repair my bar.  We met up at Mentone, loaded into Anthony's van and Mikes car and hit Frankston.  Given that I'd destroyed my 7m bar trying to repair it, I took my 10m to Frankston, only to find about 25knots of wind.  I was a  bit skeptical about taking the big kite out, given the long trip, heavy wind and dodgy launch area, but once in the air the kite was fine.  Great surf at Frankston provided some fantastic ramps for massive jumps, and fun surfing opportunities on the way back in.  Riding the waves toeside as they crest up alongside you is magnificent.  The best section was between Frankston and Seaford, fantastic waves and strong wind.


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