Orewa

Auckland, New Zealand

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Epic session

Orewa, Auckland
Kite Surfing: freeride
5 pm - 6 pm Tuesday. January 16. 2018
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: NE Wind Strength: powered

  Orewa - Dice 7 meters , twin-tip Jaime 136 cm

  What I can say about this session! It was awesome! The wind was perfect for my 7 meters, was not gusty, was not choppy, the waves was very good creating a very good kicker, the only part not that good was me.

  I started the session a bit worried, the wind was around 28kts and the waves was bigger than the normal, nothing huge but I didn't want make anything wrong until I get a bit upwind of everyone. After 3 or 4 tacks I started fell more comfortable and started jump a bit, I was not really jumping I was only holding the kite a bit when I was passing the waves, this was enough to get 1 or 2 meters high depending on how high the wave was. After a few more tacks I decided was time to try one real jump but not using the waves, I didn't send the kite really fast, I was kind of testing how it will be, I don't need to say I started to go high and high, nothing major, nothing I didn't have done before, maybe 3 or 4 meters, but I was happy because I was landing my jumps and when I was not landing I wasn't losing control. I was jumping always between the waves, was a flat long spot.

  I was "jumping" to the starboard tack thing I can't do, I started carving a little strong when I need to pass the waves and later I started to send the kite a bit and looking for a better kick spot, I was getting one or two meters sometimes, the interesting about it I was landing all the time, only one time I "jumping" and get more air than I expected and I crashed very hard, until now I can't understand how I felt, the only thing I remember was the kite going for one side and came back hard for the other side when I was flying out of control.

  Was time to try to get more air, I did a few tacks only looking for a kicker, did some jumps using this kickers but not pushing much, I was getting the same air I was on the flat, only a bit easier, until I was on the right place on the right time and if the right attitude. I don't know why but I was felling very happy, I was crashing into the waves, I was falling hard and all these was making me more and more happy. I was getting close to the river mouth and I was riding faster because had a girl following me and I didn't want to her pass me because I want to jump, she did the transition and I was in a flat spot on wave was coming on my direction and was ready to break, I had 2 options go downwind and riding in front of the wave or use it to jump, I choose the second option, carved in the wave direction, sent the kite and when I was almost finishing cross the wave I felt the kite pulling me, I don't know how high I was but I was high, I could see a lot of stuff, I was flying for a long time, I had time to move the kite forward and backwards 2 times, I had time to process all, was fantastic. I didn't landing, I believe more because I was scare than other stuff, because I landing standing on the board but I forgot to send the kite to keep going, I was happy to sink in the water and have a rest.

  After that I did other jumps, more crashes, more fun until I start to be to tired to do something right, was time to pack and go home very happy

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