Long Reef Beach

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Disappointing wind at Long Reef

Long Reef Beach, Sydney, NSW
Kite Surfing: freeride
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Friday. April 15. 2011
my rating 2 star rating
Wind Direction: S Wind Strength: underpowered

Forecasts were for Southerly winds this afternoon, building from around midday until night time. The reality was less than spectacular.

Got to Long Reef around 3:30pm. Wind looked ok. Bit up and down, S-SW, around 15 knots maybe. So I rigged the 12m BWS noise. Then the wind died off totally. Did some extreme standing around (i.e. waiting on the beach). After a while the wind seemed to pick up enough to give it a bash. Went out on the twintip and the 12m noise.

First half of the session was a little underpowered and ended up a bit downwind. Then it seemed to pick up for a while and I managed to work my way back up wind to my starting point. The wind was crap though - up and down all the time, from underpowered, to ok, to feeling slightly overpowered for brief moments in the gusts. Wind died off again and I just came in.

A bit of fun for half an hour or so but pretty disappointing on the whole. The forecast is for stronger wind tomorrow and more southerly with perhaps a bit of east in it, so hopefully tomorrow's the day for a good session.

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