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Stranded kitesurfer used Apple watch to call for a ride

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:45 am
by Dave_5280

Re: Stranded kitesurfer used Apple watch to call for a ride

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:39 am
by Toby
Great story.

Swimming in cold waters for 2 hours is also a challenge...drowning happens fast.

Glad he is ok.

Re: Stranded kitesurfer used Apple watch to call for a ride

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:00 pm
by kas911
I a country like the states I wonder How much the Bill was :-0

Re: Stranded kitesurfer used Apple watch to call for a ride

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:33 pm
by IainMacaskill
Am I doing something wrong? The Daily Mail photos has a guy on with a seat on his hydrofoil flying a single line kite?

Re: Stranded kitesurfer used Apple watch to call for a ride

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:00 pm
by tautologies
IainMacaskill wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:33 pm
Am I doing something wrong? The Daily Mail photos has a guy on with a seat on his hydrofoil flying a single line kite?
Dude, its the latest stuff. Single line kites are all the rage now.

Re: Stranded kitesurfer used Apple watch to call for a ride

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:12 pm
by ralu81
That's some awesome reporting right there... They probably googled hydrofoil and a guy on his Airchair popped up not knowing the difference.

Re: Stranded kitesurfer used Apple watch to call for a ride

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:31 pm
by Dwight
I’ve already used mine to find my wife when see aborted our ocean downwinder half way into our run. It was sick to iMessage her and find out what street she was at for pickup. It sure beats kiting with a huge, expensive, cell phone around your neck.

Re: Stranded kitesurfer used Apple watch to call for a ride

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:35 am
by pj sofine
Its a game changer! My wave riding has improved to high levels of magnitude since ditching my old school equipment and upgrading. :thumb:
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Re: Stranded kitesurfer used Apple watch to call for a ride

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:23 am
by foilonfoil
A Marine handheld radio would get the coast guard on Channel 16 with backup being a cellphone in a waterproof case (decent sized battery and antenna). Cell phone reception gets dodgy from the water surface offshore. I can't understand why someone would rely on a iwatch of all things for beyond end of season funky wind outer harbor foiling.

Re: Stranded kitesurfer used Apple watch to call for a ride

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:41 am
by Seabizzle
Dwight wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:31 pm
I’ve already used mine to find my wife when see aborted our ocean downwinder half way into our run. It was sick to iMessage her and find out what street she was at for pickup. It sure beats kiting with a huge, expensive, cell phone around your neck.
Yes using Smart watches and other mobile devices is a popular way to find a wife these days!!