Takapuna

(AKA Takapuna Beach) Auckland, New Zealand

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Spots nearby(ish) Jesters pie shop . copper room . Taka Uppers . Lake Pupuke . Milford .

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Takapuna

Takapuna
Kite Surfing: freeride
12 pm - 1 pm Saturday. July 1. 2017
my rating 1 star rating
Wind Direction: NE Wind Strength: overpowered

  Wind was really strong, most of the people were in 7 meters, was raining and cold. After a long time convincing me, I pumped my daughter Airush DNA 6m I really was not sure if I was doing the right move in go kiting, but Andreia was having a lot of fun riding her 5 meters I decided to have a go.

  Again I struggling with the 6 meter kite, it move very fast and I partially lost control a few times, as always took me a while to get the feeling of this kite.

  My ride was very poor, I was not feeling right in the board, I was not edging right, I was not transition right, I was not doing any thing right. After may be a 20 minutes in the water I decided I have enough of this and decided to go downwind back to the beach, was not so bad and when I get close to the beach I thought will be a good idea have one more leg.

  This was my mistake, I kiting back to after the waves and after transition I tried to catch a wave, I lost the time and ride in the back of that wave all was going well until I lost control, fall and lost my board. I could retrieve the board after some time but I was very tired and decided to call off this day.

  Was not fun, but at least I was in the water and I learned a important lesson, I need to be fit to go out with strong wind and I don't like small kites. :-)

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