Snells Beach

Warkworth, New Zealand

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Spots nearby(ish) Kawau Bay . Brick Bay . Sandspit . Algies Bay . Martins Bay .

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Improving skills

Snells Beach, Warkworth
Kite Surfing: freeride
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday. January 21. 2018
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: NE Wind Strength: light

  Snells Beach - Dice 12 meters, Twin-tip Jaime 136cm with Bruno and Jordan.

  We get to Snells Beach and the wind was very light like 8 knots, was not looking promising but the forecast was showing around 12 at 4 o'clock, when was around 3:30 the wind pick up and we decided to get all ready, was the time we need to get ready the wind pick up and we went to the water.

  The tide was very low, we need to walk a long way till get the water. The wind was pretty good, enough to keep upwind, enough to do some small jumps and try some new tricks whiout get hurt in case something goes really wrong.

  Bruno and Jordan was doing the same, trying learn some new tricks. I did some jumps trying to focus on the load and pop and I still not happy with it, I fell I am doing something wrong but I can't understand what. I fell I need to load much faster and the pop should be when the board have pass my body and it's not what is happening.

  The good news is I did 2 back-rolls right and one back-roll with kite loop not so right. This last one I did more or less by mistaken, I came to the back-roll focusing my attention in put the board pointing downwind when I landing and I forgot to redirect the kite forward, when I finished my rotation the kite was "looking" down and my reaction was to keep pulling it harder to complete the loop. The loop was good but I believe was a bit slow because I landed on the board but I sank till my knees, when the kite start to go up again I could keep going.

  At the end was a good session, the water was not dead flat but not choppy at the point to bother me, and my time with the 12 meters kite is getting much better.

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