Shoal Bay

Belmont, Auckland, New Zealand

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From Nothing to Over Powered

Shoal Bay, Belmont
Kite Surfing: freeride
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday. December 19. 2017
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: overpowered

  Shoal Bay - Dice 12m Twin-tip Jaime 136cm - with Fabio, Ticiana and Bruno.

 I get to Shoal and the wind was very very light, Fabio, Ticiana and Marc Jacobs was waiting the water fell behind the sand spit. I decided start early this way I could get some time behind the sand spit without to many people there.

  Fabio launch my kite but was zero pressure on the bar, I was able to kite but only when the gusty was coming and waiting between gusts. When the water started to fell behind the sand spit Ticiana and Marc went there but the conditions was really bad, both was having trouble to keep close to the spit and was going close and close to the dead zone. Of course I didn't went there, if Marc and Ticiana was close to the dead zone I will be in the dead zone very soon. Fabio was the only one kiting close to the spit with a 14m kite.

  Later on the wind pick up a bit and I was able to kite all the time, I did some ride behind the spit but it was very busy. After half hour more or less the wind start to pick up and I need to depower my kite and when the gust hit was very difficult to keep sailing. I was trying all the tricks I knew, if I put the kite high I didn't have enough grip to slow down the board, I was sliding downwind on every choppy. If I try to put the kite lower around 45/60 degrees I didn't have enough power on my back leg to stop the board and move the kite to the wind edge, the only option was keep eye on the gust and react before the gust hit me, or ride over control until the gust pass me.

  End of the day was a good day, off course I didn't much only some small jump transition not because I was trying to do but because the wind was strong.

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