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nice rescue

Postby ironben » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:59 pm

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Re: nice rescue

Postby anderson » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:19 pm

Great display of skills and camaraderie
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Re: nice rescue

Postby jojy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:48 pm

I got the chills !!!!
What a GR8 guy , what an amazing kiter.....A++++ in my book !
Whomever caught it on video should post it in every kitesurfing site, A MUST SEE CLIP !!
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Re: nice rescue

Postby Rainmann » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:42 pm

WOW!!
007 on a surfboard (add James Bond Theme please)! I thought the first wave was going to eat him :shock:

WOW!! nuff said...
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Re: nice rescue

Postby Herbie » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:40 pm

Great effort, great save.
Same comments for all the guys in Lake Michigan that I have seen go out or their way to help those in need. Very cool.


Now about those conditions... Man that place looks fun. Any idea where it is?
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Re: nice rescue

Postby ironben » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:55 am

Herbie wrote:Now about those conditions... Man that place looks fun. Any idea where it is?


i will try to find out
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Re: nice rescue

Postby West » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:25 pm

That was Ho'okipa, on Maui......just upwind from Lanes on a windy ass, stormy, junky day: note the absence of windsurfers, and the close-out sets, meaning the wave quality was poor for them not to be in abundance.

Thing about it is, that the guy who was rescued was not doing much to save his own ass.....once his kite went onto the rocks, he should have been paddling like a maddog, duckdiving waves and swimming with the current to get back out and downwind of the rocks...obviously he did not know the break, or the steps to take during a brush with the rocks; which leads to wondering what he was doing there in the first place? :roll:

As for the kiter doing the rescuing, mighty fine job indeed!!!!!!!!! :)
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Re: nice rescue

Postby Herbie » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:53 pm

Thanks West.
All the full wetsuits had me thinking the wrong place.
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Re: nice rescue

Postby IVO » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:59 pm

West I know this looks like Ho'okipa,but I doubt it is.As title say its a Rebstock,you can recognize him by the long dreads.This is California crew,you can see full wetsuit.







he is good rider

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Re: nice rescue

Postby West » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:43 am

yeah didn't notice the wetsuits, and can't make out landmarks on horizon due to camera angle......sure looks like the rock set-up on the inside, but I guess not.......still bewildered about the downed kiter's lack of activity to get out of situation though......lmk when you figure it out IVO...and yeah he rips!!!!!
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Re: nice rescue

Postby IVO » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:50 pm

Alright,the spot is

Hollister Ranch (Santa Barbara) info from camera guy!

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West I have to say I did scratch my head on this yesterday since the guy who took video of rescue had another two videos in his library,guess from where?


Maui..one from Kanaha second from Laines:)

You were right,that spot got some nice waves when its right and not closing out,,,I was there sitting for 3days waiting,but it never came good,yes BIG,but close out after close out and on top of that if one wave hold formation it was breaking to the left :lol:

I quess you gonna have to show me by yourself when its right BRO!

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Re: nice rescue

Postby STF » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:50 am

Greatest Rescue Ive seen in my day! Mad Sega Genesis Points for that classic rescue!!!!!!!! And if my eyes serve correct, the Bro doing the rescue was riding strapless surfboard?
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Re: nice rescue

Postby Bob » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:03 pm

From Kiteforum.com, they said it was a girl who was rescued. Makes sense for how easy it was for Patrick to carry her with speed.

In the video, it looked like Patrick told her to release the kite as he then turned around between her and the kite right after she released it. Then he was going to drag her, but let go after seeing a huge breaking set approaching which could have led to 2 needing rescue if he didn't get out of there and come back a second time. Hell of a job getting her back to safety. I don't think she really had any time to do much to get out of there since she was doing what Patrick said. That being said, if he wasn't there to get her out, it would have probably been a disaster.

BTW West, I need to hang with you more if those waves look so so. Right on brother.
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Re: nice rescue

Postby Misfit » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:55 am

Love it!

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