Long Reef Beach

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Overpowered at Long Reef

Long Reef Beach, Sydney, NSW
Kite Surfing: freeride
2:30 pm - 4 pm Saturday. February 12. 2011
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: SE Wind Strength: overpowered

Another session on the BWS Noise 12m and Naish Thorn TT.

Wind was S to SE and a good 15+ kn. Struggled to get out past the shore break at first but after 2 attempts made it out. Was well and truly powered. There was a bit of swell and chop and I struggled to hold the power down, even though it can't have been 20 knots. Could not depower the kite (depower rope sticking in the cleat).

Ended the session with a complete screw up. I accidentally unhooked, and let go of the bar. I tried to grab the depower rope so I could just hook in. Unfortunately I had the safety line on the wrong way, and watched in horror as the safety release let go (I grabbed the wrong bit) and the kite flew off into the distance. I had a long swim in all the while praying the kite would be ok. It had a good rinse through the waves and survived.

An OK session, but was a little uncomfortable feeling overpowered in the chop and ended the session with a complete screw up.

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