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Re: Fish collisions

Postby Matteo V » Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:21 pm

zerogee_ca wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:15 am
Carp are an armored prehistoric looking invasive species that nothing wants to eat. Other animals will only eat the eyeballs and assholes. 🤢🤣
So just the "sausage" parts, huh?

I cut a carp nearly in half while windsurfing on a 7.5m and a 46cm race fin. I went "over the handelbars", and another windsurfer spotted the fish floating. I swam back to it, stuck it in a foot strap, and took it back to shore to get some pics with it.

Kind of morbid to think about it from the fish's point of view. I mean if an alien space ship accidentally rammed through an airplane, then the aliens stopped to pose with the mangled up bodies.........I guess it's best not to think about it, huh?

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby Cdog » Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:50 pm

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Was this Sherman Island (CA) back around 2004/2005?
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Yes that's a local Bay Area Kiter Erin at Sherman
But I think it was around 2012 as I don't think foiling hit the Bay Area in 2004

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby geokite » Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:45 am

Foil came within 2 feet of a seal today. Big one too, about human sized. I saw him surface, thought he'd be down much longer before the next breath, came up right in front of me.

Also hit lots of jellyfish. Thud thud thud, dozens of hits. Probably a fish too, but nothing floated to the surface, so I don't know for sure.

Mission Bay in San Diego was active today.

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby rickybobbyalex » Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:33 am

plummet wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:01 am
It is a goal of mine to hit and kill a fish whilst foiling and then carry it back to the land and feed my family with it.

I have hit a few fish, but sadly none that I could then capture and eat.
Sweet as bro. Did that with a kangaroo and a Hilux in Australia!

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby juandesooka » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:19 am

nherbold wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:55 pm
juandesooka wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:06 pm
plummet wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:01 am
It is a goal of mine to hit and kill a fish whilst foiling and then carry it back to the land and feed my family with it.

I have hit a few fish, but sadly none that I could then capture and eat.
The famous photo from years back ... would be great to bring back a salmon for dinner. Though kitefoiling the rivermouth while they are waiting to spawn would be frowned on massively, as you'd probably kill a whole bunch inadvertently.

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Was this Sherman Island (CA) back around 2004/2005?
yes....sherman, but 2014, here's the article:
https://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Er ... rce=google

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby SimonP » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:15 am

plummet wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:01 am
It is a goal of mine to hit and kill a fish whilst foiling and then carry it back to the land and feed my family with it.
I have hit a few fish, but sadly none that I could then capture and eat.
I nearly got a trout wingfoiling on Lake Tarawera on Saturday evening. I saw him on the surface but he leapt out of the water to avoid the foil.

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby deniska » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:44 am

SonnyRider wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:52 pm
Yeah, my local spot is a silty estuary and thorn back rays feed on the worms. Hitting them nearly always ends up in an ejection from the board, thankfully I ride strapless, so no twisted knees or ankles.

it's a PITA
Rays can be pretty bad.. in NYC there are 2 weeks when they are in murky waters by thousands and you just cannot run a tack w/o hitting one..
Turtles on the other hand are less frequent but deadlier for the mast/wing...

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby nherbold » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:01 pm

Cdog wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:50 pm
Image
Was this Sherman Island (CA) back around 2004/2005?
[/quote]

Yes that's a local Bay Area Kiter Erin at Sherman
But I think it was around 2012 as I don't think foiling hit the Bay Area in 2004
[/quote]

First time I saw a foil board was on vacation somewhere in the late 90's. a guy being towed behind a boat in an "air-chair".
Next time was late 2003 in Alameda and I remember a guy dragging a salmon back in after hitting it with his foil....but good to see there are still salmon to hit :lol:

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Re: Fish collisions

Postby Cdog » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:54 pm

nherbold wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:01 pm
Cdog wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:50 pm
Image
Was this Sherman Island (CA) back around 2004/2005?
Yes that's a local Bay Area Kiter Erin at Sherman
But I think it was around 2012 as I don't think foiling hit the Bay Area in 2004
[/quote]

First time I saw a foil board was on vacation somewhere in the late 90's. a guy being towed behind a boat in an "air-chair".
Next time was late 2003 in Alameda and I remember a guy dragging a salmon back in after hitting it with his foil....but good to see there are still salmon to hit :lol:
[/quote]

Let's see I was kiting alameda in 2003 and the only guy I can think of who might try foiling with a kite was
Chip w
but I think it was later 2008
he got an Caroffino foil (for those that know the history there )
He put boots on it :o
Before that there was a guy who was trying to home built on his windsurfer way back in the day in Berkeley late 80s early 90s
Kite history in the sf Bay


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