Shoal Bay

Belmont, Auckland, New Zealand

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trying learn how to jump.

Shoal Bay, Belmont
Kite Surfing: freeride
5 pm - 6 pm Thursday. January 19. 2017
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: powered

  I was leaving work to go home and I got a txt from Ticiana:

 - Wind is on at Shoal. I am going after work.

  Ok, is time to change plans and go to Shoal check it out.

 When I get there the water was drying behind the sand bar, but have plenty on the channel, I looked again the camera and was showing 13kts gust 19kts, I thought 12 will be good, but the average was in 10's and 9's, after look for a while I decided pump the 9 but still thinking I was making a mistake

 Nine was perfect, the wind was not that gust, was a bit choppy but manageable. I did some toe-side for both sides, but my toe side transition is not fluid as was before. I think I am turn the board before or maybe in the same time that I am turning the kite. Before I was waiting the kite start to pulling me to turn and I could felt the speed increasing and I could really carve the board, now I am turning the board but in an awkward position, like if my body still on top of the board.

 Other thing I try was jump using the kite, I was not pulling hard the back hand as the Youtube videos teach, but I was pulling a bit the back hand, and I already felt some progress, still not the big high jumps I saw people do but I can feel more time-air.

 My normal transitions started to be more consistent good, I can feel I have more control over the transition, the time to dive the kite, etc...

 After a bit more than a hour I decided is time to go, the water start to dry out, and the wind start to be more gust.

 Was a good day. Thanks Tici!!

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