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Toby
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Tell us about your Christmas Session!

Postby Toby » Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:55 pm

When you go out on the 24th until 26th...log your session and tell us where, when, how etc!

Looking forward to it! :thumb:

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Postby Toby » Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:37 pm

and don't forget to make pictures and videos! We wanna see all!

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Postby Toby » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:23 am

It's X-Mas!

So, who has the first X-mas 2007 riding shots???

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Postby SimonP » Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:35 am

We're first over the data-line. This is from southern New Zealand where I am visiting my folks. Cold water all year round means good summer sea-breezes, heaps of beaches to choose from but there are no resident kiters. The spot is called Moeraki, and the beach is unusual as it has large perfectly spherical boulders scattered on it. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moeraki_Boulders)

I went out on the twin-tip for a while, had some lunch with my mum and then on the surf-board as the wind was a bit lighter. A Hector's dolphin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector%27s_Dolphin) came over to check me out and we surfed a wave together. These little guys are endangered but there is a large pod here and they are very playful.

Mum took some photos but my camera is terrible and they haven't come out very well, lots of reflection off the water.

Simon
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Postby singlemalt » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:13 am

Sweet!

We have wind forecasted for the next 2 days so hopefully we'll get a Christmas session!

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Postby dazza5172 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:22 am

Well down South in South Oz deep south we have been lucky over the last 3 Christmas Eves. 2006 Christmas Eve saw 30 knots Kent Reserve Victor Harbor (spelling is correct this is no u it was named after a ship), and the Christmas before that it was 30 knots Aldinga Beach, this year not as much wind but consistent 18 knot and pusing 20 knots for some super wave riding at Middleton Beach.

Mind you it is still not Christmas yet here till tomorrow so Christmas Eve will be my input. Its summer and the water is nice only have to wear an old wet suit.

Super session, great waves.

Daz :thumb:

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Postby panic » Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:09 pm

It's windy and (relatively) warm here on Cape Cod today, and I've woken up with the head cold from hell. :cry:

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Postby GhostDog » Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:44 pm

My friend (McKite) and I went out yesterday for a very nice afternoon session. I realize yesterday was one day before the 24th, however it will not be windy here for a few days so I'm caling it my christmas session.

The session was very nice. Wind about 18 knots, the temperature was an unseasonably warm 70 degrees, the water around 55. The conditions were little rollers in close and larger ramp type waves as we progressed offshore. In between were large areas of perfectly flat water. The wind set up so we could take tacks out jumping over progressively larger waves, perfect little ramps, and then on the way back in we could do a little wave riding and not lose too much ground downwind. The waves on the outer sand bar were about 6-7 feet tall and launching off those resulted in some very long jumps.

We were both riding Ocean Rodeo 2008 Rise, a 12 and 14, man those kites can jump to the moon. I feel like I'm riding on an airplane that is 10 mph below take off speed. Even the smallest 1 foot wave launches you for a 3 second hang time jump. Its fun trying to jump off one small wave and clear the next one or two. The larger waves just send you to the moon when you hit the ramp just right. I had some 6-8 second hang time jumps and this is in 15-18 knots.

Anyway I wish everyone else out there a happy xmas session, we totally enjoyed ours!

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Postby Darktanyan » Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:56 am

Puerto Morelos, Mexico, 85 degrees and sunny

Fun times on 11M kite

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Postby blacktip » Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:05 pm

We just come from the beach in the Netherlands, at Maasvlakte.
4 degrees C airtemp, 6 degrees watertemp. Really cold on the beach, it almost made me not go on the water.
Fortunately i did go. A 2 hour session. Cold and sometimes painfull hands, but it was worth it.


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