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23rd December 2005
Kite surfing: Shoal Bay, NZ
Wind Direction: W
Wind Stength: around 20mph+?
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Distance Covered: 10? (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Strange location, you launch almost blind from the wind, having to walk out to get the full force of it. Tricky for an ARC self launch too, needs to be about 50 minutes after high tide I think for it to work OK, then you don't get a long session (maybe another 90 minutes)
Long runs for me out into Auckland Harbour(ish), much better than I have ever done in the UK, and stayed upwind for quite a long time. Really pleased with how I got on.
Wind dropped off after a while and I ended up a bit downwind and had to walk back
GPS battery went flat, must have done over 10 miles?
p.s. recommend reef shoes because of all the shells
Toys Used:
Slingshot SX 139 
Peter Lynn Bomba 10.5

 

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