Dear Kite "surfers"

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Bruce Springsuite, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Bruce Springsuite

    Bruce Springsuite Well-Known Member

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    Aug 13, 2015
    Dear kite surfers,


    You are worse than paddle boarders. Go fvck yourselves.



    Sincerely,

    Bruce Springsuite
     
  2. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    I saw a really serious crew over on the west coast (FL) one time, and it made for some nice, colorful photos.
     

  3. ecoastprock

    ecoastprock Well-Known Member

    157
    Sep 15, 2008


    screw you kook! you couldnt handle kitesurfing with that b*tch attitude. Keep sitting on your board and scratching your butthole while we enjoy 3x the watertime and 10x the power....

    you suck
     
  4. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    The struggle is real
     
  5. Algorhythm

    Algorhythm New Member

    1
    Aug 29, 2014
    Allow me to share this board-wax graffiti from a wall at a nearby break:

    "Kiteboard kooks will never have soul"
     
  6. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    Well now, these guys prob enjoy 10x the watertime, with 50x the power, and rumor has it, a few of them think everyone else "sucks", LOL

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    I took those from a boat, while the swell was fairly good that day, and so it was difficult to avoid camera shake.
     
  7. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Kookism transcends board choice.
     
  8. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    ^ Words of wisdom, those happen to be. :)
     
  9. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    866
    Jul 13, 2016
    not many days when kite surfers are in my way or vice versa. I mean kite surfers need like +20mph winds, and those aren't usually days the waves are breaking right for "worm" surfing (a SUP'r called it that once). Not sure what the pics are of jetskiz are up for, but it's common to see the kite guyz on the other side of here Charleston. Never bothered me much, and i know it takes some serious skill to try that crapola
     
  10. crindlefish

    crindlefish Well-Known Member

    332
    Apr 23, 2015
    I've surfed with windsurfers out, it got hairy only once when a guy broke his mast step and was floating around the lineup with his sail and board completely immobile. Kiteboarding was banned from the national seashore so never had a problem with it. Now sweepers on the other hand...
     
  11. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    There are quite a few here. Out of necessity I surf on many windy days when they are around. Mostly they maintain a propre distance but not always. I've found there are two types of kite boarders (not surfers):

    Incompetent beginners that don't know what they are doing and are dangerous as fuk because they may crash into you.

    Experienced kiters that know what they are doing and are dangerous as fuk because they may crash into you.
     
  12. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Kite surfers should bring in all the surfers that like to do "air". But most "air" type surfers are too dumb to realize that they can be in the air for vastly greater time than off of a wave.
    But then again, I hope they get swept up into power lines. Then we wouldn't have to worry about them returning to surfing. ZAAAAPPPPPP!!!!!
     
  13. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Hahaha... I actually saw that here once. I was driving home from work, past a popular kiting spot, and in the darkness, by the side of the road, there's a cop standing next to a guy in a wetsuite, looking up at a kite stuck in the power lines. He's a lucky, lucky man...
     
  14. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    All that equipment is overkill and it's not "surfing", it's more like wake boarding than anything, trade the boat in for a kite and boom there ya have it.
     
  15. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    866
    Jul 13, 2016
    yep, that i agree with. I always heard it was a good start to have knowledge with both wakeboarding and surfing to have a solid chance at kiteboarding. and even then i know some ppl who picked it up for a year and gave up on it. but it does look like a solid workout
     
  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Most of the work out is just the setup and break down of the equipment and lugging it back and forth to your vehicle. I don't have patience for that, I just want to grab a board and paddle out.
     
  17. CBSCREWBY

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    I put it on that long list of things I would do if I could afford it. Speaking of which: https://onewheel.com/ only $1499! looks fun.
     
  18. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    The amount of equipment involved is ridiculous. I love watching the beginners that get swept down the beach to near where I'm surfing who can't manage to relaunch their craft. They end up making a very long walk back down to the pier schlepping tons of gear and struggling with a gigantic sail in the wind. I laugh to myself.
     
  19. CBSCREWBY

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    I've got a friend who's very good at kite boarding. He never gets in anybody's way. The kite boarders around me either surf a bay area at the end of the island or go way out.

    Speaking about the gear, my friend had a friend who was eaten by sharks when one of his kite lines snapped. He was a half mile off shore, wearing a lot of shiny metal; just one big lure...
     
  20. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    That's bad ass! Hmmm, how do I break this to the wife lol