Soaring the sand dunes in Jupiter, Fla. Winds were about 30 deg cross but the speed was just right, 12mph. I got a couple passes in before getting greedy thinking I could stay in the lift band on the downwind leg. Ended up putting the wing in the brambles and spending the next 2 hours extricating it. No damage, a couple more passes along the dune (no more downwind turns) and a couple hours of kiting as the winds rotated further off-axis.
All in all a good time. Unfortunately, this was the only day in my two-week stay where the winds were coming in off the ocean.
We are a group of paragliding pilots based in the St. Louis area.