Showing posts from 2018

2018 04 15 hurricane at Seaford

With Trac

Inverloch, tour and surf

Sandy Point

Tarthra 2

Tarthra 1

90 mile

2018 02 28 - And for my last trick - surfboard

Had a quick session on the surfboard to finish off the day.  The surf had built up considerably after all the wind so there was some great rollers to tuck in to.  I find it a lot easier on the twintip funnily enough, but it was fun being on the surfboard.

2018 02 28 - Aspendale - aah

Heaps better being on the small kite, still big airs but a lot more control, so I was able to surf the waves, do some jumps, loops and all sorts.

2018 02 28 - Holy crap Batman, its cranking

Hit up Aspendale after calling in on Julie.  I was greeted with a strong westerly, but it seemed fairly consistent so I thought I'd go the 10.  Woah !  Once out, it would have been 28 knots easy.  Hard to hold down the kite but it made for some massive airs.  Pretty hard to land rotations, or even surf waves, so after about 40 mins I headed back in to trade kites.

2018 02 28 - Seaford Rosebud - we have a winner

Met up with Pete and Taz at Seaford but no wind.  Continued on to Rosebud where it was cranking, with the promise of 40 knot gusts to contend with.  Needless to say, I went for the small 7m kite.
It is such a great spot, heaps of flat water, beautifully clear, waves out the back - its just ace.  Did a lot of darkslides, loops, and anything else I could think of.

2018 02 25 - Point Leo - you ripper

Big southerly hit and high tide - seemed like great conditions for a Point Leo session.  I met Pete down there in great wind and tide conditions, unfortunately the swell wasn't quite big enough, otherwise it would have been amazing.  Great spot to kite though, beautiful water, huge setup area.  We went down to the Pines and took turns surfing the little wave there - perfect spot for next time.

20180220 - Altona - stinky and special

meet up with dobbo and James for some flat water magic. Worked on riding blind, just need to keep power in the kite. Got ran into from behind again and had to pull safety, the other guy was very apologetic. Pretty crowded at Altona and the visibility at sunset is terrible

20180217 - Beaumaris with perfect wind

fantastic 20 knots, so loop and rotation arama. Still landing hard with the megaloops, need to work on timing. Job was having a ball, and his son luca,12, is making incredible progress.

20180211 - Hampton morning - 2 hours - yeah

Pretty patchy at first - lots of rain fronts coming through - before and during the rain was awesome, after not so good (as usual).  It levelled out after about 9am though, with some pretty solid 18-20 knots.  Really taking control of the double backrolls now, and forward to toeside too (with loop of course).  Was joined by Mike, Stu and Anthony for the final quarter of the session - got to see Mike do a massive board off - just got to work on the "board back on again" part.

20180203- The people you meet

Ricketts again - this time the yacht club.  Was running really short on time before sundown and my parents were over, so managed to leave the car door open and window open during the session.  Ran into Jonathan Coles on the beach - small world - he was doing some free diving.  Nice guy and good to see him outside of work.  Great to see Grant too and Hamish was down there also resting up after a couple of gos.  Wind was good further out, but dodgy close to the beach.  So much so that it was a real struggle to get back in - south easterly there is definitely not good.

20180202 Ricketts lifesaving club

Had the day free so went down to Ricketts, met up with Job and attempted some kiting in marginal conditions.  Great fun in a beautiful little section, was more like gust surfing that kitesurfing - a couple of good little puffs but a bit of a battle to stay on top of it.  Still great to be on the water and good to be alive.

2018 01 26 - Loop smash

Perfect wind at Hampton - about 18 knots and steady.  Did lots of rotational jumps, backroll kiteloops, forward roll kiteloops and jumps with kiteloops with varying success.  Landed one big jump with a loop, smashed 3 of them horribly.

2018 01 23 - South Melbourne rocks

Just love the waves and flat water there. It is sensational.

2018 01 14 - Why is everyone at Brighton?

Hit Hampton in perfect wind conditions, about 20 knots.  Really starting to get backroll 720's working on my non preferred.  Did a tour down to Brighton to check out what Stu and Anthony were doing, was quite a shock coming from 2 people on the beach at Hampton to absolutely packed at Brighton.

2018 01 13 - Getting the worm

Taz and I were the early birds, we hit Aspendale to get the worm.  Pretty strong wind, so took the small kite out with my larger bar - the small bar is looking pretty sketchy, the main depower line is just about to go.  Nice waves, good strong wind let me hit some megaloops, heaps of fun and also sphincter clenching at times.  Looked like rain was a sure thing, but sunshine ended up blazing through.  2 hours on the water, yeehaa.

2018 01 04 - Fluoro man

hit port with taz and james.  A sus guy in a fluoro vest was watching very carefully as I stowed my keys, so I ended up chaining them to the fence and running back in when I thought I saw him trying to steal my car.  Headed up to South Melbourne afterwards for a glorious session in the surf.

2018 01 01 - Hampton to work on double backroll

Great wind so I chose to work on double backroll on my weaker side.  Took a pounding, but getting better at it.