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Kiter Expires Kauai

Postby kytsrf » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:29 am

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Re: Kiter Expires Kauai

Postby Windrider » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:37 am

Sad to hear this. Wonder what happened? Heart attack? The headline referenced an "accident" but the article made no mention of an accident.

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Re: Kiter Expires Kauai

Postby BullsShit.com » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:47 am

This sucks.
I hope we will find out more about what really happened.
Sad news.
R.I.P.

My condolences the his family and friends

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Re: Kiter Expires Kauai

Postby RickI » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:10 am

My sincere regrets go out to the man's family and friends. I am sorry for this passing of this kiteboarder.

I think I visited this beach when we were on Kauai. I recall it was a locals spot, an important caution was avoiding drifting close to rock cliffs downwind. Also the waves can really run up the beaches there at times. The winds for Saturday afternoon didn't seem all that strong per ikitesurf in Poipu about 15 mph gusting to 23 mph east to east northeast. It would be helpful to learn more about what may have happened if possible.

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Re: Kiter Expires Kauai

Postby BullsShit.com » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:51 am

And a surfer died at pipeline today as well.
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And a kayaker is still missing for 30+ hrs (Kauai)
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A sad weekend here in paradise

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Re: Kiter Expires Kauai

Postby ragga » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:21 pm

Irving was a great friend and he'll surely be missed. One of the nicest people you could ever meet. He was living the dream having just moved recently to Kauai with his wife and little girl. Our hearts and prayers are with you good buddy, and with your wife Katy and your daughter Madison. You will be missed!!! R.I.P.

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Re: Kiter Expires Kauai

Postby Windrider » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:10 pm

ragga wrote:Irving was a great friend and he'll surely be missed. One of the nicest people you could ever meet. He was living the dream having just moved recently to Kauai with his wife and little girl. Our hearts and prayers are with you good buddy, and with your wife Katy and your daughter Madison. You will be missed!!! R.I.P.
Any ideas on what happened?

Was he someone who participated in this forum? There aren't that many kiters on Kauai. Seems like a pretty small group.

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Re: Kiter Expires Kauai

Postby Toby » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:14 pm

my condolences as well. RIP.

Anyone with more info? Maybe he had an heart attack? Would be good to know more to learn from it!

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Re: Kiter Expires Kauai

Postby duckman » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:24 pm

According to my friend who lives there he had a heart attack while kiting, made it to shore and then expired after rescue personnel were called. Not really kite related he just happened to be kiting.

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Re: Kiter Expires Kauai

Postby RickI » Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:52 pm

Toby wrote:my condolences as well. RIP.

Anyone with more info? Maybe he had an heart attack? Would be good to know more to learn from it!
Hello Toby,

I understand Irving landed at a section of shoreline away from the launch that he normally wouldn't have. It is suspected that he may have known he was having problems leading him into that area. He beached and landed his kite then apparently suffered a heart attack. Bystanders performed CPR until emergency personnel arrived who continued CPR on the way to the hospital.

Some of the newspaper accounts are alleging a connection to higher than usual surf running at the time which figured in two other losses described by Fabian. Hoping to learn more about wind and sea conditions later on that day. They do get some powerful long period swells in the Islands at times. I understand outwardly Irving appeared to be 100% in good health. Wish what comfort can be found to his wife and young daughter after this sad accident.


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