Wind: S-SE 20kn+ Swell: 1m S @ 7s
It was a hot sunny day and around midday a strong S-SE wind arrived - a solid 20kn, maybe slightly more. Small 1-2 waves. Went out on the surfboard and 10m Noise kite. Put a little depower on the kite and was still well and truly powered up, getting close to overpowered. Was able to motor up wind, come into the beach, do a mini downwinder in the waves trying to use the waves and turn on the face, they go out, upwind and do it again.
Was having an awesome time until I had a stack, dropping the kite in the water. Relaunched it but it just felt wrong, not as much power, un-responsive and unstable, wanting to fall. After another 5 mins or so I just came in. Couldn't see anything obviously wrong with the kite or lines - will need a closer inspection.
An awesome session until the kite started misbehaving.