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Disaster on Collaroy

Collaroy, New South Wales
Kite Surfing: freeride
3 pm - 3:30 pm Monday. March 21. 2011
my rating 1 star rating
Wind Direction: SE Wind Strength: powered

Solid 20-25kn E-SE. Big junky messy swell from S-SE around 2-3m.

Checked out mid Narrabeen first. Direct on shore wind and big messy waves and large shore break. Looked too hard to get out so went to Collaroy. Waves slightly smaller and wind more cross-on.

Rigged 9m Blade Trigger and went out on twintip. Was slightly underpowered, not enough to get past shore break, so came in and reset kite on "fully powered" knots (was on "low power" knots previously). Went out but never quite made it past the waves. It was a seething mess and I had to turn back a few times.

I would have made it out after a few more attempts but I screwed up when changing directions close to the beach and lofted myself a few feet in the air... and then landed on the sand (no water). I suppose I'm lucky I didn't break my ankle but my board is screwed - there is a corner totally broken.

Faaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!

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