A Southerly was forecast for this afternoon which can get quite rough at Paraparaumu. But wind finder showed it to be a Southwester at Waikanae so we headed up. I have been asking for more wind and I definitely got it today!
Location: Waikanae Beach
Equipment: Naish Matador 3m, Naish Hover Ultra 125L, Naish Jet 1650
It was windier than forecast and quite choppy but I was determined to have another go today. (there isn't much wind forecast for the next few days). It was challenging with the stronger wind and the choppy water. At first I was having trouble staying on the board as the water was quite rough. But after a few runs I decided I needed to make the most of the wind and I was determined to get up on that foil.
And I did!
For a few brief moments I actually knew I was up on the foil. More often than not when heading back toward the beach which was a bit disconcerting as I was heading straight to shore. It was a cool feeling but it was over pretty quick each time. Although my Awesome partner did manage to get a few shots.
What I found was that I would run off the wind as soon as I lifted up and I would be heading toward the wing. I will be working on pulling the wing.back a bit. As well as trying to make sure I have my feet in the right place on the board and my weight distributed well. Most crashes I went over the toe side of the board, but then of course I would over compensate the next time and fall the other way. I have a lot to practice and I can't wait to get back out there again. I know there will be plenty more crashes but it is an amazing feeling to know I am making progress.
Until next time!