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Re: Kite Snorkeling - lets talk about it!

Postby Greenturtle » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:52 pm

knotwindy wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:48 pm
Kite snorkeling?
Why go half way
Kite Scuba is where it’s at!?!
Now thats the kind of enthusiasm Im talking about!

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Re: Kite Snorkeling - lets talk about it!

Postby Greenturtle » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:08 pm

FLandOBX wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:51 pm
Traditional snorkeling with fins, arms at sides, and body fully supported by calm clear water is one of the most relaxing and gratifying experiences one can encounter in the water. Why would anyone want to screw up that experience with wind and a kite? Sorry, I don't get it.
Not screwing that up, adding to it! You would get it if you were at a spot that had real nice reefs half a mile or more out and you had no boat. Also even if the reef is closer to shore, kiteboarding allows you to up and rip to a completely new area of it in seconds.
Easy access to best spots, and/or occasional stop and look-in while kiting in reef areas or over an interesting wreck when you most likely would not just be swimming to get out there.

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Re: Kite Snorkeling - lets talk about it!

Postby Beardytello » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:42 pm

I've tried kite masturbating, 2/10, wouldn't recommend.

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Re: Kite Snorkeling - lets talk about it!

Postby prop_joe » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:10 pm

Beardytello wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:42 pm
I've tried kite masturbating, 2/10, wouldn't recommend.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Kite Snorkeling - lets talk about it!

Postby FLandOBX » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:44 pm

Greenturtle wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:08 pm
FLandOBX wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:51 pm
Traditional snorkeling with fins, arms at sides, and body fully supported by calm clear water is one of the most relaxing and gratifying experiences one can encounter in the water. Why would anyone want to screw up that experience with wind and a kite? Sorry, I don't get it.
Not screwing that up, adding to it! You would get it if you were at a spot that had real nice reefs half a mile or more out and you had no boat. Also even if the reef is closer to shore, kiteboarding allows you to up and rip to a completely new area of it in seconds.
Easy access to best spots, and/or occasional stop and look-in while kiting in reef areas or over an interesting wreck when you most likely would not just be swimming to get out there.
I understand the need, at times, for transport across the water and, without a boat, a kiteboard might be an option. But I'd want to ditch the kite and board to do my snorkeling. When I first saw this thread, I thought it'd include a discussion of how to tether your kite and board at a reef so you could snorkel in a traditional manner. The part I don't get is snorkeling while being pulled by a kite. It doesn't sound fun to me, and it might be a tad bit dangerous to fly a kite with your head under water? I'm happy that others can enjoy kite snorkeling, but I don't think it's for me. Carry on, good friend! :thumb:

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Re: Kite Snorkeling - lets talk about it!

Postby redskykiter » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:59 pm

this is going to look really good to people on shore watching you drag face down in the water. So good you might get a ride back in :lol:

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Re: Kite Snorkeling - lets talk about it!

Postby Greenturtle » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:54 pm

Yep dead guy face down with one zombie arm still animated and keeping kite in sky :lol:
I suppose kite in air is a sign of life

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Re: Kite Snorkeling - lets talk about it!

Postby Greenturtle » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:03 pm

Nice range of responses from amusing to skeptical to cautiously optimistic. I guess thats all I could hope for but, I assumed I couldn’t be the only one here trying this. Unfortunately for me its only few times a year anymore that I get the opportunity, as my home spot ain’t clear water. Time for a trip.

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Re: Kite Snorkeling - lets talk about it!

Postby pj sofine » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:08 pm

I would ditch the mask and snorkel. Cut a hole in an old surfboard and replace with a piece of plexi !
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Re: Kite Snorkeling - lets talk about it!

Postby Greenturtle » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:58 pm

Golden idea^^^
I will probably end up doing just that on one end of my lw tt splitboard!


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