Thanks all. Yesterday was not enough to head out, plus I had a clogged drain, non-functional toilet, and acting up geyser to fix. Others went to Strand and had fun, there was even a little here. But today was good, strong SEaster all day. The local gang did a downwinder in the morning, but I was getting WiFi installed, so it was mid-afternoon to do a solo downwinder from Kite Beach to Holbaai, my usual. 7m was the call and it was strong enough I had to abandon the idea of strapless board for twintip. Pretty much trimmed down the whole way. I started getting a good feel for jumps again, but felt like a really old man going past Mystic House, every kiter, women included, was throwing megaloops. They look like so much fun if they work out, but I've seen enough bad crashes that I will never try one, I do not need that kind of injury at my age. Rounding the rocks I met up with a guy on a SUP foil who was able to keep up with me, pretty impressive as I was riding fast toeside straight downwind on the swells. Big Bay had some decent swell coming through, but the real fun, as usual, was the section beyond that. Wonderful waves, some really quite big when their crescent shape peaks, one of which got me as I tried to slide through under it on toeside, and tumbled me off my board and I dropped the kite, but got it back up before the next wave, otherwise I would have had to release completely. I've torn too many kites in half by not releasing quickly enough and a wave catches it. As usual by Haakgat I was getting tired, so happy to land at Holbaai and along with two Germans on strapless boards with 5m kites, caught the bus back. Nice day, others had lots of fun too. Forecast for the next three days is SEaster late afternoon, I may try some longer downwinders, and strapless for a change.