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Kitesurfing before a thunderstorm

Postby Toby » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:24 pm

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Re: Kitesurfing before a thunderstorm

Postby pmaggie » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:47 pm

My two cents: don't. :-)))))

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Re: Kitesurfing before a thunderstorm

Postby grigorib » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:18 pm

Dos: wrap you lines, deflate and roll up your kite. Don’t go out. Get off the beach.
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Re: Kitesurfing before a thunderstorm

Postby pmaggie » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:59 am

Frankly speaking, I think this video is not a good idea. It's extremely dangerous to play "I'm a meteorologist", and try to forecast which type of thundestorm is coming and which one is "safe" for kiting analyzing, as a complete profane, wheater maps. I think that story showed a very large number of times that thunderstorms power and effects are very difficult to forecast, especially when referred to a very small area. It happens that a not so severe squall makes big damages only in a specific area. One or two years ago a guy dyed at Lo Stagnone, lofted by a strong gust while a storm was coming. As Grigori says, wrap your lines and go home.
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