Waionui Lagoon

(AKA South Head) South Head, New Zealand

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lazy Sunday

Waionui Lagoon, South Head
Kite Surfing: freestyle
12 pm - 2:20 pm Sunday. October 16. 2016
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: powered

  Today was a funny day, I went to South Head because Shoal Bay was low tide in the middle of the afternoon, the option was kitesurf early morning or later afternoon. I did want to waiting all day and the wind die, so I decided try South Head at least I can go for a walk and go back to Shoal in the end of the day.

  I get there the wind was good, a bit gust. One guy was teaching in a 7 meter but I thought the 9 or 12 will ok, I bought a new North Dice 9m to pair with the 12 and I was keen to try it today. When I was waiting the tide go a little down Roko show-up, he had only a 12m, other guy starting pump a 9m and other one a 12m. 9 will be ok but the 12 will be ok as well. I decided pump the 12 because SW I will need to upwind a lot to get back.

  Was choppy and gust, I think was the gusty day I kite here, but not compared with Shoal. I kite for about 2:20hrs and I was feeling very well, not tired at all.

  Today I was training "load and pop", last time I tried the movement but everything was very square, I couldn't understand how I could go downwind, carve and jump in a fluid way. I watched a video where they divided in 2 movements, first try only the load "go downwind and carve upwind", after managed it try the pop.

  I did exact that, the first tries was more or less, but after the movement start to be more natural and in the end I could feel the pop starting to build. Ok, time to try the pop; everything good, load, pop get some air and nose-land, crash,... try again and ..... nose-land again, after 3 times I start to be tired and decided play with toe-side, but I am getting there.

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