I don't follow anyone on Instagram so had no idea he was there.
We were having a great sunset session on Friday in warm SW wind at Island Creek on the north end of Avon on the sound and I noticed a really good kiter launch on a Core kite at what we call First Turnout, just north of Avon, I think Mile Marker 54. He was throwing massive jumps with boardoffs and megaloops, etc. As he came past me, realized it was Mike, having met him in the Gorge in 2019 and in Cape Town in 2020. Gave him a WHOOP and he came by for a high-five. I was mowing the lawn gently on strapless surfboard as I return from rotator cuff shoulder surgery, and can't wait till I feel comfortable throwing jumps and getting back into the surf.