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by UKSurf
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Another UK Fatality
Replies: 34
Views: 4274

Re: Another UK Fatality

Though this thread has ended up being a discussion on safety devices and getting held down in waves - it doesn't look like that is what actually happened here. The preliminary post mortem shows it wasn't drowning and his friends there that day didn't see him held down and he was even that far off t...
by UKSurf
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Another UK Fatality
Replies: 34
Views: 4274

Re: Another UK Fatality

I have friends that have spent 45mins in 10 ft Hawaiian (3-4 time overhead) chillaxing making their way back in based on sensible decisions, i have done many big swims. I remember seeing a video of Jesse Richman talking about big wave kitesurfing and how his training focused on staying relaxed - I ...
by UKSurf
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Another UK Fatality
Replies: 34
Views: 4274

Re: Another UK Fatality

Wave closeouts are maximum 5-7 seconds hold down and that is real bad ones.... huge waves Imo people often drown from panic.. running out of energy very very quickly fighting instead of relaxing as they are smashed in the impact zone or just wasting going backwards fighting rips or sweeps. Getting ...
by UKSurf
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Another UK Fatality
Replies: 34
Views: 4274

Re: Another UK Fatality

I have a similar belt vest. I only put it on in serious conditions (below waist harness). No idea if it would help a lot or not. It should in principle but I keep it as last resort. The bad thing is that since it has Velcros it semi opens after a crash and does not look as neat as on the pics. I th...
by UKSurf
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Another UK Fatality
Replies: 34
Views: 4274

Re: Another UK Fatality

sad to hear My condolences. I hope it does not lead to a ban during red flags or Covid times...the article pretty much underlines that... RIP Yeez Toby....you care about him dying BUT only if it doesn't impact the kiting community there. How about those people that have to go out and provide these ...
by UKSurf
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Another UK Fatality
Replies: 34
Views: 4274

Another UK Fatality

Some sad news that another Kitesurfer died in the UK in September: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-54295893 From what I understand the individual drowned in heavy surf after releasing his kite (10 foot waves). Some people who witnessed the event said he was wearing Boots which might h...
by UKSurf
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting prognosis after heart attack
Replies: 24
Views: 1851

Re: Kiting prognosis after heart attack

Personally, I would find out what medical professionals think about swimming in the sea with your condition. The biggest risk might not be the kitesurfing itself but the water and being incapacitated in it.
by UKSurf
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: looking for a new place
Replies: 1
Views: 353

Re: looking for a new place

I would imagine southern spain (such as Tarifa) or the Canary Islands are the place to go and learn these sports - you need consistent winds. Learning kitesurfing and especially windsurfing to any reasonable level will take a few years so best go somewhere that it is nice to live :D
by UKSurf
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling kite 8-13kn on a budget
Replies: 23
Views: 2052

Re: Foiling kite 8-13kn on a budget

Try to pick up a larger surf style foil and single strut kite second hand. If you live in an area with consistent winds then in 8 knots you could probably get away with a regular 12m especially with a larger foil. You only really need a light weight kite if there is a risk of a lull in the wind.
by UKSurf
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foreigners going to Brasil please read
Replies: 162
Views: 8762

Re: Foreigners going to Brasil please read

... You conveniently quoted just part of my post to fit your even more emotional narrative. People get sick. People die. Seems like some just realised that in the winter of 2020. Strangely enough people will get sick and people will die even when Covid-19 is forgotten. Read into it , what ever you ...

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