Petone Beach

(AKA Petone) Petone, Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington Harbour Blast

Petone Beach, Petone
Kite Surfing: racing
12 pm - 1 pm Sunday. March 21. 2010
my rating 5 star rating
Wind Direction: NW Wind Strength: light

17m Ozone Zephyr Decay Cutlass 142x42 10-15 knots wind.

Harbour Blast Race accross Wellington Harbour from Petone, around Somes island and across to Eastbourne.

26 Kiters plus around 30 Windsurfers set off in the sketchy light winds from Petone. Windsurfers got a 10 minute start on the kitesurfers to ease the congestion. I chased the 2 leaders hard on my 17m Ozone Zephyr and Decay Cutlass Kiteboard and managed to haul the last of them in 200m before the finish line. I was chased the whole way by the STIG on a 12m Cabrinha and pushed super hard. The wind was real light and it was hard work for all involved. a light wind kite and board choice won the day. Even managed to beat the windsurfers home too in a time of 36 and a half minutes for the 9km or so. My first kite session in Wellington, and my first ever water race so was super stoked with the result!!

Huge thanks to Matt & Hugh from Ozone for the kites sent to me for the race, and to Dave at Decay Kiteboards for supplying me with the Cutlass 142 x 42 mutant to haul ass on. Cheers Guys!!!

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24.03.10 8.04 pm
nice one!

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