Shoal Bay

Belmont, Auckland, New Zealand

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Rubbish !

Shoal Bay, Belmont
Kite Surfing: freestyle
5 pm - 7 pm Thursday. January 12. 2017
my rating 1 star rating
Wind Direction: W Wind Strength: underpowered

  Another rubbish day at Shoal.

  Kiting in New Zealand is not an easy task, you have to deal with tide, gust wind, cold and crowded spots.

  Yesterday was one of these days where almost everything was perfect, was sunny, warm, the wind was warm (rare), tide at 17:00 was perfect, not many people kiting, but the wind was rubbish, gust and shifting. For sure on the top 3 worst day kiting in Shoal.

  Not much to say about it. After work I went to meet Bruno, pumped the 12 Dice, went in the water to drifting launch and had a stick in the middle of the line, both back lines were tangled with the front lines, I tried everything I could thought to release It, pull one line, pull two lines, shake it but nothing worked, Peter came and took out the stick of the lines and all was good. For the record the lines were tangled but everything was working, I believe if I needed to launch the kite I could.

  Kiting was survive mode, I was all the time trying to go upwind and not be stuck in the mud, for two times I went to much downwind and was worried to be stuck on the mangroves and need to do the "walk of shame" But I managed to get back.

  Apart from meet friends and do some exercises I did not enjoy much.

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