Ya it was good to see you guys again! I fell pray(lost a board) to the nasty getty currents don't think I'll ever learn and that is the perfect situation for a board leash. I had to ditch my board because I was so close I couldnt get a full power stroke to pull both me/board and I wasn't climbing out on the rocks. I pushed my board towards the rocks and body dragged up and around the getting for the beach. Took me a while to get inside and drop the kite but when I ran back to spot it, could not be seen, currents must have been really moving plus it may have been upside down
. Only good thing is that I have my name, email address and phone number on it. The winds were gust lulls were around 11 mph gusting to 22-23 mph so if you went out on a 13 you had a real hard time to stay up till the long gusts came back. We started to rig 16's which was a real test on the gusts, my depower strap jammed wouldn't power up so I called it a day at around 2, was pooped. Jim's kite dropped on him (super lull) and looks like id fell trailing edge down, then a wind cam flipping it inside out twisting his bridle. Jason/Jeff kept trying to swing by to flip it but that was a no go. No relaunch for jim so he self rescues and of course Jason with his flying pillow case drops in to tow Jim to safety. As Jim was approaching the tip of the Getty he was being pushed out by the current so chances are if Jason didn't drop in he may have been in for a long ride. These are some of the reasons why you don't want to kite by yourself. Way to go Jason !!! Well I guess I now have room in my basement for a Mako FreeRide 150x140 and cough cough a leash for them NE days...
BTW- If I obtained an oxyacetylene torch could I cut the rebar from the Getty?