Saturday, January 19, 2019

Session 4 of the 2019 season: Sanibel Plaza, finally a powered up session on the 13

2:00-4:00 o'clock, 2 hour session. 
Sunny, mid-70s, SSE winds to 30mph. Shallow, flatwater venue.
Full throttle powered on my 13M, lofty conditions, mega air time today. 
Everything working at 100% fun day for all.
11-17M kites today. About 20 kiters and
6 Windsurfers.

Gear:  13M Z kite with TT  
TOB: 200-4:00    

Winds:  gradual build - SSE 12-30mph
Weather:  Sunny, mid-70s
Surface: A flat water venue inside with LSC chop on the outside of sandbar

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sesssion 3 of the 2019 season: Another minium 13M session at the causeway

For the most part a solid, minimum 13M session on the directional Mako board. 
Worked my way upwind and carved my way back.                        
The temperature was mid-70s and pure sun.
NW winds 12-20 mph.
Shallow, flat water venue
About 10 kiters and 15 WS through out the afternoon.  

Gear:   13M Z kite with Surf board
TOB:  2:00-4:30       

Winds: NW 12-20 mph
Weather:  Bluebird and mid-70s
Surface: basically shallow and flat

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Session 2 of the 2019 season: Another sunny and warm day on the causeway

That’s 2 in a row at the Sanibel Causeway.
Demoed a 13.5 core GTS kite, a 3 strut low aspect kite. Definitely my style kite, very similar to my 13Z with the exception of feeling smoother when cranking the turns.
(Because of pulley on the bridles?)
It has a good feel for wave carving and flat water carving. Also looks like 20 meter lines were on it. Will have to try 20m lines on my 13Z. (Maybe my next kite).
After demoing the GTS I rigged the 13Z with TT and direction board for another hour of riding.
Weather was sunny mid-70s and 12-25 mph NW winds. Fun day 😎

Sanibel sensor Jan 5, 2019

Gear:  Demoed a Core GTS 3 strut kite and then back on my 13M Z Kite and TT/Mako
TOB:  12:30 - 4:00,  with breaks       

Winds: Northwest breezes, on-shore 10-25mph   
Weather: Sunny, mid-70s
Surface: shallow, mainly flat water venue

Friday, January 4, 2019

Session 1 of the 2019 season: Happy New Year with the first session at the Sanibel plaza

Mid 80s. sunny, south breezes to 25 mph.
The most dangerous launch I ever did. Launching 40 feet upwind from the busy Sanibel causeway.(Sanibel Plaza) with cars and trucks wizzing by at 45-55 mph.
Overall a marginal 13m day. Nice venue with shallow water everywhere and directly onshore breeze. The warm water felt good for a change.
Nice crowd of 12-15 kiters and 3-4 WS with 12-19m kites being used.
Finally about 2:30 the wind lightened up to 17-19m level.

Gear:  13M Z Kite and TT board
TOB:  12:00 - 2:00            

Winds: South breezes, on-shore 10-25mph   
Weather: Sunny, hot mid-80s
Surface: shallow, mainly flat water venue

Sanibel sensor Jan 4 2019