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Beach domination!




The gents dominated the beach today - which was pretty impressive as it was roughly 5 knots all afternoon but a perfect onshore wind (which turned directly south towards the end) But that just went to show that the beach is do-able with the southernly. 

@bull31 and “Roger” rocked up to supply the wanted shade on this 30c day and the entertainment began.

I’m still learning the kites from visuals, so I’m sorry to not be able to give you all the specs (so hopefully our pilots can fill in the gaps)

@igeighty flew his 6.5 Vapor and in true tradition went up and over the granites and added more to his bash plate scratches

@Chook flew his new red 18m Ozone Chrono 1 (which I’m going to label this one Schumacher because it’s fast, enjoyable to watch and red!) 200.6km non-stop (no peedle stop either) and we were in awe at his effort. Excellent job! Get this though, the slowest speed he was travelling was 0.5kph and his fastest was 52.6kph 

@roblukin had Chook’s 12.5m HQ Montana depower foil to loan as it wasn’t strong enough to launch the Icon inflatables. He did an awesome job sporting his crocks and socks.

@jhn.holgate added to the rainbow in the sky with his yellow 9.5m Longstar and @Tiger37 flew his 9m Flysurfer Peak 1 and was having a blast.

@Grants bit the bullet and had a go at Doug’s 2.7 practice Vapor on handles and rather fancies himself a set of kenda landseglers (or similar @.Joel ?)

And as for me, we’ve come to the conclusion that the blow-fly needs at least 10knots with the “traffic cone” 5.5m sail to get moving so I set it up with wishful thinking but ended up having a splash around in the water instead)

Photos provided by myself and Kirsty (Mrs. @Grants)


Dougie and his 6.5m Vapor


Mez being a traffic cone


Set up (Doug, Mez and Ella)


John and the Longstar


Chook racing the ‘Schumacher’


Chook and John



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