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Another UK Kitesurf Fatality

Postby UKSurf » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:15 pm


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Re: Another UK Kitesurf Fatality

Postby HugoMC » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:46 pm

Very sad news. May he rest in peace.

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Re: Another UK Kitesurf Fatality

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:52 pm

Jayzuz, RIP.

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Re: Another UK Kitesurf Fatality

Postby kgb » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:16 pm

RIP

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Re: Another UK Kitesurf Fatality

Postby UKSurf » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:20 pm

Wind conditions were fairly strong Force 6 gusting 7.

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Re: Another UK Kitesurf Fatality

Postby elguapo » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:31 pm

RIP

be careful out there folks

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Re: Another UK Kitesurf Fatality

Postby Toby » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:23 pm

Very sad to read this again.

RIP

I hope Rick will find out all info and post what happened here.

Pls note that fatality topics will be monitored heavily now due to public demand.
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Re: Another UK Kitesurf Fatality

Postby matth » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:28 pm

RIP..

whats up in the UK??? gusty wind, crappy launches??? seems like a lot of accidents lately.

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Re: Another UK Kitesurf Fatality

Postby Toby » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:39 pm

Anyone has a wind report of that day ?

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Re: Another UK Kitesurf Fatality

Postby Foil » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:18 am

very challenging winds and big seas have been common in many uk areas this last few weeks or more.
my tiny kites have been used a lot in the last 3 weeks.
These sad accidents hopefully will make everyone think safety first, I dont know whats happened exactly but I for one will be looking at changing my head gear this week end, even inspected my line knife yesterday after learning of yet another accident.
It is worrying to learn about these events,I find it hard to tell my wife about these events.
but I do hope we all stop to think a little longer before heading out.
but accidents will happen to everyone at some time,
so I guess having a plan before it happens is fair Insurance to help us protect ourselves against the risks.
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