Kite Boarding


Also known as kite surfing Is a popular if dangerous sport. It combines surfing with getting blown around while flying a kite. The main problem with it, as far as I can see, is not so much the flying/surfing as it is the starting and stopping. Another place for Darwin-esque culling of the herd to take place.
     Posted By: patty - Sat Sep 05, 2015
     Category: Accidents | Fads | Oceans and Maritime Pursuits | Recreation





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Check yesterdays news. Some kiteboarder in SF was getting ready to start and a gust of wind blew him back across the highway where he got creamed by a car. Hadn´t even entered the water yet. They reported he´s still alive, just.
Posted by F.U.D. on 09/05/15 at 01:45 PM
That's where the link goes honey.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/05/15 at 03:00 PM
It looks totally fun but not set up for a hard landing on some rocks, or the road for that matter. It is a young persons game not intended for some one who has already used up some of their 9 lives. Gosh wish I was 19 again I would try it. For the poor guy who got hit by the car, the police report narrative: Victim fell out of sky from out of control kite into path of oncoming vehicle. The poor person driving the car!
Posted by Gator Guy on 09/05/15 at 08:44 PM
There's a few 'dudes' flying these things at the beach Wifey goes to during the summer. The problem is, as I see it, the offshore winds at that beach can go from 0 to 60 in a heartbeat and the next stop is Crete.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/06/15 at 12:58 AM
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