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31 Kitesurfers rescued at Rockanje yesterday

Postby kitesurfpro » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:44 pm

Our eye caught a message from Rescue Brigade post Rockanje. Yesterday, February 20, 2021, 31 kite surfers were rescued from the water. The number on one day is extreme and according to Rockanje Rescue Brigade normal enough for a year of rescues. First of all, we can be happy and grateful that no serious accidents seem to have happened. Also with the Lifeguards from Rockanje, because they responded and acted very adequately.

A very short and concise conclusion based on the information of people who were there is the temporary spontaneous disappearance of the wind in combination with a negative current at sea. I also appeared lot's of kitesurfers are unable to restart their kite and went out to far out with side shore wind in water of 4 degrees Celsius.

Read the article and lessons learned at https://kitesurfpro.nl/31-kitesurfers-g ... gsbrigade/

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Re: 31 Kitesurfers rescued at Rockanje yesterday

Postby Bill C » Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:59 pm

Did the gear get saved?

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Re: 31 Kitesurfers rescued at Rockanje yesterday

Postby kitesurfpro » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:02 pm

Haha, yes the lifeguards did very well. In the afternoon at a sudden moment the used to go non-stop getting people and gear out. If someone did not restart for 5 minutes they just went out to suppoer
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Re: 31 Kitesurfers rescued at Rockanje yesterday

Postby mr-markus » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:29 pm

I was there also, due to the sudden wind drop approx.from 17 to 12 knots, lots of inexperienced kiters whom came out of hybernation where struggling. Lesson learned i hope, not go riding out too far while the wind is sideshore and always a few knots less than predicted on this spot. my 2 cents
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