Friday, December 21, 2018

Session 69 of the 2018 season: Final session of 2018 - Winter solstice and back on the soft water

Six snowboard sessions and two snowkite sessions under my belt since the last November 7th water session. 
Winter solstice riding at its best. A 38 degree, gray day with Keith and Mark.
9M kite with TT board. NW winds to 30mph. 
Riding very conservatively and not varying to far from the launch.
A late start resulted in a quickie cold, soft water session. 

Gear:  9M Naish kite
TOB:  4:00-5:00, 5 o'clock darkness ended riding                

Winds: up to 30mph NW    

Weather: thick overcast, 38-40 degrees

Surface:  Typical HI small swell conditions

Total recorded mileage for the year 1,719 miles

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Session 68 of the 2018 season: Minimum session on Lake Cadillac

Gear:  11M Naish kite
TOB:  3:00-4:30 non-stop action                
Winds: 10-20 mph from the SE  
Weather: thick overcast, 32ish with a light dusting of snow
Surface:   minimum of 2-3 inches of powder on glassy ice

Monday, December 10, 2018

Session 67 of the 2018 season: First tracks of the season in the snow

First snowkite tracks of the season.
13M kite with Burton TT.
28-30 sunny degrees, SW breezes 10-20 mph.
2-3 inches of powdery snow on top of glassy ice. 
Not the best of conditions, easily scrapping down to ice when carving.

Gear:  13M Z kite
TOB:   2:45-4:00 non-stop action
Winds: 10-20 mph from the SW  
Weather: sunny,30ish
Surface:  2-3 inches of powder on glassy ice