I've experienced those conditions in Australia on the east Coast several times, it has always been in summer. We are in mid winter here, I took those pictures, it was at approx 4.30pm about 30 mins before sunset.
This was not an inversion wind up top thing, look at the water in the pics, it is not glassy there was a very slight breeze.
Also look at the picture where th kite is low and dragging the flyer.
I have never seen an inflatable kite that big fly in such light wind. I would have been struggling to fly any of my large foil kites, or specialised light wind sport kites (where I can run to keep them flying!!)
PS Phillipp flew the kite on the water yesterday, hopefully he will write about his experience.
mykrowyre wrote:It's called wind up top.
Have you ever had to run in dead air to get a kite into the air, only to get lofted once it hit 12:00? I have...
Happens all the time down here.
Lofted in 4 knots? No way, it's more up top.