Shoal Bay

Belmont, Auckland, New Zealand

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Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay, Belmont
Kite Surfing: freeride
15:30 pm - 17:30 pm Tuesday. October 17. 2017
my rating 2 star rating
Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: powered

with : Ticiana and Fabio (Mark Jacobs was there as well) I left work around 15:00 and meet Ticiana and Fabio there. Mark Jacobsen was pumping his kite on the sand spit. The wind was strong enough and after talk with Fabio to pump the Dice 9 meters. The tide was just in the correct time, started to fill behind the sand spit, I did a driffiting water start and all was good. My session was a mix of nice and bad. I rode some times behind the sand spit but the wind was S and there was not much wind but was very flat. After the sand spit the wind was good but not flat at all. Only Ticiana, Fabio and Mark was riding behind the spit and was not easy to find a way to go there without be in the way of these guys. I was always in doubt where and when they will jump and I didn't want to be in the way. I did some small jumps not using the kite, a couple I did well, some more or less and a few very bad. On the flat was easier but sometimes I lost the time and didn't work well. Toe side transition is getting easier and better, now I can do for both side. I was trying to jump on the starboard tack (right hand foward) but I can't figure out how to do the carving movement. I can flat the board to get speed but when I need to carve upwind hard and jump I can't do. Is like the movement is strange, but I could see some improvement and I will keep trying, I remember a few months ago when I start learn to jump I was better than today. I believe this happen because I start to only try jump for the port side (left hand foward) my 'natural' ride side. Wind was a bit gusty but not major, was a ok day.

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