Orewa

Auckland, New Zealand

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last session 2016

Orewa, Auckland
Kite Surfing: freestyle
3:30 pm - 5 pm Saturday. December 31. 2016
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: NE Wind Strength: powered

  Another day chasing the wind. Forecast was not good, showing light wind in all places, the little fluffy cloud show a little more wind in Omaha, I text a friend that have a kite school over there and he told me the wind is starting to pick up maybe Snells beach shoud be good.

  We head to Snells beach but the wind was not good enough, 2 guys on a big kite was just leaving they told me the wind was better before. I checked the Orewa camera and was around 15kts, we head to Orewa. The wind was good, nobody in the water. I pumped the 12 meters Dice and other guy went in the water with the surfboard. I decided go with the twin-tip because I want to practice load and pop.

  The wind was good, stable, some very small waves and some flat places to jump. I think I am improving my load and pop, I could jump using the small waves to get more air, was not every time I could get my timing to load and pop on top of the wave, sometimes I lost the timing and did work but I was happy with the overall performance. I did many toe side transitions, ride some times toe side and "surfed" some small waves. I am starting be more confident when I jump and turning the board, I believe my toe-side transition is getting better than my normal transitions.

  The bad news is I cut my kite canopy, I really don't know when it happen but it was after I had pumped the kite and when I was packing, and I know was not in the water because the kite didn't fall on the water. The two possible times was when my wife turned the kite to launching or when I turned it to deflate, both was made in the grass beside the toilets. I believe was something in the grass. Now I need to fix it. :-(

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