Monday, August 25, 2014

Kitesurfing - 25th August 2014

There is no kitesurfing for 6 months, and then 3 nights in less than a week. Tonight was east wind, which I'm not fond of, seemed quite strong when I got there, so I set up the 9, but it was clearly not enough, so I set up the 12.

Out on the water for a good while, mowing the lawn at the start, but working on toeside and even some powered jumps in the right to left direction.

There were almost no breaking waves, but it was odd on the way out, it was like constantly riding over a sine wave, which was actually quite tricky to do. It reminded me a bit of Magilligan point, in the mouth of the Foyle.

The best thing of all was getting to surf through the sunset, at about 8:40pm or so. Lovely.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kitesurfing - Fri 22nd Aug 2014

Another night's kiting this week! Tonight I did a big downwinder from the mouth of the beach (Benone) to the river.

The wind was great, and the waves made better ramps than Tuesday night. I was going well, it seemed to blow up a bit as we went back up the beach to start again, and when I got back to the starting place, the wind dropped.

I tried, but I failed, the kite went down, wet, little wind, trouble relaunching, so I quit. Kite was soaked, and I was a bit disappointed. Maybe another time :/

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kitesurfing - Tuesday 19th August 2014

Tonight's forecast has been good, so even after a pre-6am start I decided to take a short run to the beach tonight.

It was well worth it, the wind was a good westerly direction, although the ramps weren't there as much as I'd like them to be.

I was a bit worried about the whole thing, as it is many months since I've been out, but the mice hadn't eaten my kite, I remembered where the blue and red lines went, and I also seemed to manage to kitesurf without undue amounts of falling in.

A grand evening out.