We enjoyed some good (windy) conditions for kiting in October at Nananu-I-Thake.
I had a mission, to get more comfortable with flying the kite and get up and riding in both directions. It was scary at times and I took a some spectacular plunges into the ocean. Warren from Safari Lodge was my instructor, a patient teacher with tons of experience. He stayed close to me in his yellow boat, shouting instructions. Occasionally, he had to leave me floating with my kite gear to pick up another kiter who had been blown downwind but I always felt he was looking out for me and that I would not get into trouble.
In mid-October, our weather router gave us a heads-up that a window for a passage to New Zealand was getting close. We, regretfully, left Nananu-I-Thake and headed back to Port Denarau to prepare to leave. We plan to return next season for more kiting and lessons!