Orewa

Auckland, New Zealand

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Like spring time

Orewa, Auckland
Kite Surfing: freeride
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Sunday. August 6. 2017
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: N Wind Strength: powered

  The day started a bit confusing, Orewa was around 11kts and I know that less than 14kts in Orewa camera is not enough to kitesurf there but Omaha beach was already 15kts. Talked with Jordan and we decided to go to Omaha, I never kitesurfed in Omaha beach and I like to kitesurf in a new place.

  But plans not always can be followed. Skype with family make me left home a bit later and we need to came back home not to later because Gislayne have some work to finished before Monday morning.

  Fabio and Ticiana send a message saying the wind in Orewa has increase and was 17kts, I decided stop there in the way to Omaha to see how it was. Was pretty good, only Fabio and Ticiana was kiting on the river mouth, Andrea and David was pumping their kites, everyone with big kites. I pumped my 12 meters Dice.

  What I can say about this day! Maybe one of the most enjoyable day in Orewa, I could jump, toe side both sides, I first time changed to toe-side popping and not sliding the board, I surfed some small waves and I have some very good crashes. All sign of a good day session.

  I can feel my jumps started to get better, I still missing the time to pull the bar and a couple of time I pulled on the right time and went a bit high but I dove the kite too much and get to much speed landing. One of the landing I forgot to direct the board down wind and I was kicking/sliding for more than 5 seconds but I could get the board control back.

  Still not going high, maybe I am getting 2 meters some times, but I am feeling more control, small wave jumps I don't pay attention any more it is not a challenge land small jumps.

  I did some very good toe side transitions, carving in the right time and keeping speed all the time. I still feeling easy do toe-side and toe-side transition when riding on starboard tack, but I am practising the port tack as well.

  What I need to improve really is my load and pop on starboard tack, I was doing it more or less well a few month ago, but today it's look very unnatural ("square"). Will be good be able to jump to both sides.

  Let's see how long I will need to wait the wind this time.

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