Relaunch in strong wind
- Hi all,
yesterday I had some problems during a kitesurf session.
I'm a beginner, about 10 sessions, and an average windsurfer, 11 mq Wipika
Freeair 4x30 mt lines, I can go upwind.
The wind was very gusty, between 5 and 15- 20 knots and I had some
difficulties to control the power under gust, but I was able to go.
After 15-20 minutes the wind became stronger, I think the range was 20-30
knots, since I saw some windurfers overpowered with 5 mq sails, and I
wasn't able to relaunch the kite after a fall.
The kite was on water downwind, lines under regular tension, but the
extremity leaned on water was aiming the sky, taking wind on the upper
surface of the kite, and the upper extremity was crushed on water, taking
wind on the upper surface too.
I wasn't able to resolve the situation, and I was rescued by a friend with
The leading edge was well inflated, no tangled lines.
Is this a common situation and is there a solution?
Was this situation cause by strong wind and big kite or was only my
Thanks in advance for your replies.