Long Reef Beach

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Struggle in the large messy waves at Longy

Long Reef Beach, Sydney, NSW
Kite Surfing: freeride
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Wednesday. June 1. 2011
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: SE Wind Strength: powered

ESE wind at around 15-20kn to start with, then 20-25kn at the end.

Big swell - East, 4m at 10s.

Tide falling to a low of 0.59 at 1:21. The lagoon has been opened to the sea.

Its been real wet and stormy the last few days with lots of rain, and strong, gusty onshore winds. The swell was big, but the wind looked more in control today. The wind was almost direct onshore. The waves were pretty big and there was lots of water movement. Larger 5-6 foot waves out the back and lots of walls of whitewater closer in.

Went out on my twintip and 9m blade trigger kite. Basically struggled to get out the back my entire session, and in the end just went up and down on the inside, trying hard to stay off the beach. Sometimes I made it over the larger broken waves ok, but sometimes I would get over, then lose power and end up in the water having to start again. But sometimes I just never made it over the larger broken waves. Going into the water meant being washed towards the beach meant and losing precious ground, and so the struggle began again.

Came in for a short break after a while when it felt like the wind was a bit light. But then I went out again when it picked up and was well powered for the remainder.

Great fun, but perhaps not my most successful session. Legs are tired now. The wind is due to come down tomorrow and then go offshore for some potentially excellent surf Friday.

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