Snells Beach

Warkworth, New Zealand

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Snells Beach

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I can call it jump now.

Snells Beach, Warkworth
Kite Surfing: freeride
2 pm - 5 pm Saturday. December 9. 2017
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: N Wind Strength: powered

 Session 1

 Takapuna - North Dice 12 meters - foil board - with Fabio, Bruno and Jessyka.

  Fabio was at Takapuna ramp and invite us to try foil, of course we can't pass invites like that. We show up around 10:30. I went first and was the only one to try, the windy was north light, I start from the boat ramp body dragging out, I tried waterstart 3 times, the third time I lost the foilboard and the kite felt in the water, I could relaunch get bodydrag to the board but at that time I was close to the beach and the wind was very light, I decided drop the kite before I hit someone, some kids was swimming close by , etc... Bruno came to help me and after clean the lines from the sea weeds I relaunch the kite again, but was really light wind and I call it off.

  After I came back to the boat ramp we decided go to Snell's beach.

 

 Session 2

  Snell's beach - North Dice 12 meters - North Jaime 136 cm - with Bruno, Jessyka and Fernando.

 Snell's is always good, plenty of space, clean wind and shallow, all I need for a good session.

 The wind was not strong but good enough for kitesurfing, at some stage it get some power and was perfect for the 12 meters, I was making a video with my action-camera attached to my wrist, my goal was get some images of my jumps but didn't worked, the video show my face and you can only know I am jumping because the sound change, I believe I need to use the mouth mount or a chest mount to get a better image. I was not luck with the actioncam, Bruno have some trouble with his kite lines and I stop to help him, I don't know how but the actioncam release from the support, opened and water comes inside. Now I am trying recover it.

  The session was very good, this time I really jump Bruno told I was jumping half post light, should be around 3 meters. I believe I was not jumping higher because I was not finishing the load, I was directing down wind, get more speed and carving upwind but the kite was pulling me before I finish the carving. I need to find a way to keep more time in the water to pop when I finish the carving. I don't know how to do it yet but I saw some youtube videos and I get some ideas.

  Now the next step is try Foil again and try to jump a light post high.

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