Dear Kite "surfers"

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

  1. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    I have typed it before; I take photos of anything and everything when out and about, and do not miss much while doing so, either, lol. Problem is that I meet so many people who want the photos, and although I have good intentions of sending some to whatever venue it may happen to be, more times than not, I never get around to doing it...

    I did learn that those type of jetskiers break-up their competitions to 50% surf riding and 50% aerials, though, and that many are/were surfers, while many are/were motocross riders.

    I do not see the kiteboarders as much, but I have seen quite a few when around Auggie. They congregate in vast numbers and stake out a little area, respectfully keeping to themselves, just like most within all venues. The guys I saw on the west coast (FL) were a large crew, as well, and there were some seriously talented individual males within it. I do not know much about it, though, while I did find it relaxing to kick back and snap some shots with them, and they were all really nice and friendly, just like any other venue.

    My experience anywhere and everywhere is to respectfully share the wave (good vibes); although, there are always those few who fail to understand what it is all about to do so...
     
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  2. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    that's crazy, but very believable. I remember having a convo with another fellow surfer about the what if with kiteboarders, and we brought up that scenario. They do venture out in the water, and that'd freak me a bit out knowing at least about the amount of sharks off of S Carolina where it just becomes deep ocean
     

  3. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    There's an up side and down side to it... expensive, cumbersome gear being the biggest down side, to me. The other thing is you can't tuberide very well with them.

    The up side is... obviously... the speed and power with which you can surf, the fact that you can easily access inaccessible breaks (at least not without a boat), and you don't have to take many waves on the head paddling out.
     
  4. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    To each their own
     
  5. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
  6. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

    473
    Apr 26, 2015
    the $ 20,000 drone tows are out already so they will be a huge pain when they show up in your lineup
     
  7. PA_KOOK

    PA_KOOK Well-Known Member

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    Apr 4, 2016
    I'm sure it would be fun but I can't get videos like this out of my head.

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    Also, any kite "surfer" that is zipping in and out of the lineup deserves the above result.
     
  8. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    I seem to recall reading that that guy was killed in that incident. Too bad if so but I still can't stop laughing at it. This could also go in the "Kookiest thing..." tread.

    And yeah, the guys buzzing me when I surf. There's miles of beach and nobody else out surfing and you gotta come right where I'm at. Go fuk urslef!
     
  9. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    To each his/her own.*
     
  10. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
  11. Valhallalla

    Valhallalla Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
  12. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    I should know this. Ha
     
  13. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    iv seen some pretty impressive windsurfers here in jersey.they don't surf actual waves,they surf the bay and launch like 200 ft in the air.looks cool.im still waiting to see someone jump the barrier island from the ocean to the bay
     
  14. ecoastprock

    ecoastprock Well-Known Member

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    Sep 15, 2008

    How would you know? 90% of the people on this forum are kooks and do not have the intelligence, physical ability or balls to learn to kite properly. If packing up your equipment is considered a workout, you have no chance of learning to kite.

    If you are surfing when we are kiting your surfing in 18-40mph winds...... Any kook can stand up on a big board, kitesurfing is a VERY difficult and technical sport that many people try and fail learning due to the steep learning curve.

    Paddle surfing is 90% sitting and waiting. Kitesurfing is 100% riding and smashing waves. In 2 hours you could hit more waves than 6 month of surfing and hit them harder and with more power and speed than any wave you have ever surfed.


    Kooks go home
     
  15. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    Could you post some photos, please?
     
  16. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    Maybe with a description (they need not be of you, please understand).
     
  17. ecoastprock

    ecoastprock Well-Known Member

    157
    Sep 15, 2008
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  18. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    Thank you very much. They are nice photos.
     
  19. SloFlo

    SloFlo Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2016
    [video=youtube;By41Xfdrmro]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By41Xfdrmro&feature=youtu.be[/video]

    Very cool! Loved the music, and the lighthouse. I would be afraid to do it, since the wind would carry me airborne in no time, lol.
     
  20. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Yes they are!
    How deep into the closet did you have to go to find them?