Wave riding in On-Shore wind?
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:14 pm
Is there a general kite handling technique for wave riding/slashing in direct on-shore wind? Actually I was doing a down winder on a large lake and since the waves were going direct down wind I think the conditions must be similar. I was slashing the wave face on toeside with kite high, and then running with the wind, then doing a heelside bottom turn with kite lower and having to edge and pull VERY hard to head back upwind enough to get another wave face. I was slightly overpowered and it was a lot of work. Common conditions here so is there an alternate/better technique?