Windy and warm best described the Narooma area today with the sun back out and breeze blowing after the recent much-needed rain.
While it was windy and choppy enough to put off the most keen fisherpeople, it was not nearly windy enough for two local lads carving it up off Kianga Beach on Thursday morning.
Dalmeny kitesurfers Angus Schofield and Morgan Weston said they got their kites out whenever it was windy enough and “whenever we are not working”.
They would have liked it a lot windier than the 15-17 knots, preferring it to be 20-30 knots.
Former US president Barack Obama could learn a thing or two from these local lads, who had watched the recent footage of him learning to kitesurf with British billionaire businessman Richard Branson at the British Virgin Islands.
Meanwhile, conditions were not much chop or perhaps too much chop on the Narooma bar crossing with no boats appearing to have left port.
There were however lots of swimmers taking advantage of the relative calm conditions at the Bar Beach shark net swimming enclosure, even though it was mid-week and not holidays.
The barriers remain up on the northern breakwater around storm damage caused back in June, and it remains unclear when the NSW Department of Lands is going to do the repairs.