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Re: another Kitesurf accident Causing the death of a girl :(

Postby revhed » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:15 am

Happy Easter day with shit news!
I am trembling and very sad, this is where I and many friends learned to KBHF, and still go there often, I know the spot by heart since 2001.
I will ONLY post relevant and as accurate info as possible if and when I learn more?
We were at KBHF test day 250 ks away and will say that even there the wind was SUPER gusty!
I choose to live here for the wind, but one must always respect the Tramontana as it can be very gusty!
SO sorry for family and friends!
Deepest condolences!
@airbunny
We are talking about this to learn and understand so that hopefully it can be prevented!
BE VERY CAREFUL WITH WHAT YOU POST CONCERNING THIS TOPIC, SHOW GREAT RESPECT!!!
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Re: another Kitesurf accident Causing the death of a girl :(

Postby jrfiol » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:02 pm

My condolences,

The reason why I am interested in the details is to learn and perhaps avoid the same situation for myself and others.

I believe that is why most others that post or read the thread are interested as well,

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Re: another Kitesurf accident Causing the death of a girl :(

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:13 pm

RickI wrote: The windplot on Windfinder is in knots. If she had something on the order of 14 to 29 kts. or worse 16 gusting to 35 kts.
Sorry to differ..look carefully at left side of that wind chart..it says mph....miles per hour

Still a lot of wind especially when the gusts are nearly double of the lulls
Had to be dirty swirly wind close to shore since it was mostly coming from over land

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Re: another Kitesurf accident Causing the death of a girl :(

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:16 pm

Toby wrote:.

Sounds like she got lofted and crashed hard...on land?
Oui sur le sol
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Re: another Kitesurf accident Causing the death of a girl :(

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:48 pm

I am the protector of my girl...my wife
We are both experienced 16 years for me 13 for her
Certain conditions are very dangerous and we always have the talk before i launch her first
We discuss all possible danger scenarios....exit zones from water i case of an emergency...etc
We rehearse the 2 steps..QR eject and ditching kite from our short leash (safest for "strong" wind )

I maintain all our gear to keep both of us safe

I sure hope that all women have a protector that they kite with and helps them stay very safe

Again my most sincere condoleances to her family

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Re: another Kitesurf accident Causing the death of a girl :(

Postby Thor SFBay » Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:20 pm

Well Airbunny, I do have to agree that this thread is somewhat sexist. Calling an adult woman a "girl" and having a guy say he is the protector of his girl/wife (as if she can't take care of herself without his manly help) is kind of messed up. Women are fully capable of assessing risks and don't need to be treated any different than any other kiter.

That said, it is perfectly reasonable to discuss kite fatalities so that we can learn from them. This is very helpful to remind kiters of common mistakes and helps prevent some accidents. If you don't like it, then don't participate in the discussion.

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Re: another Kitesurf accident Causing the death of a girl :(

Postby Toby » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:09 pm

We need to learn from this. Any more info is appreciated to understand what happened.

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Re: another Kitesurf accident Causing the death of a girl :(

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:30 pm

Thor SFBay wrote:this thread is somewhat sexist. having a guy say he is the protector of his girl/wife (as if she can't take care of herself without his manly help) is kind of messed up.
To look out for my experienced wife's safety in dangerous winds, waves or location is natural thing
She is very capable to do it all on her own but does ask me to help her from time to time
In those high gusty winds scenarios when she rigged a 6 or 5 i will gladly launch her kite
While on the water i keep an eye on her to see that she is having a great time
When she gives the signal that her session is done i go in first self land my kite then catch hers
Married for 21 blessed years
We both want more more more
Just protecting who you love ....that's all
She does keep an eye on me also :heartface:
Team work

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Re: another Kitesurf accident Causing the death of a woman :

Postby alamos_kiter » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:42 pm

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Re: another Kitesurf accident Causing the death of a woman :

Postby Bille » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:44 pm

alamos_kiter wrote:
SupaEZ wrote:To look out for my experienced wife's safety in dangerous winds, waves or location is natural thing
She is very capable to do it all on her own but does ask me to help her from time to time
In those high gusty winds scenarios when she rigged a 6 or 5 i will gladly launch her kite
While on the water i keep an eye on her to see that she is having a great time
When she gives the signal that her session is done i go in first self land my kite then catch hers
Married for 21 blessed years
We both want more more more
Just protecting who you love ....that's all
She does keep an eye on me also :heartface:
Team work
Yes please. Look out and take care for your chick, your lad, your kid. The next guy or gal on the beach you've never met before. Anybody who's at arm's length. Good winds to you all.
You both get THREE for your replies !! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Bille


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