xwindsurf wrote:** RED TIDE UPDATE**
http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story ... .UJabO8XA-
but on the other hand:
So let's keep our fingers crossed yet let's be prepared.
For those who are going there, and are not familiar with it, it's a microscopic algae that clogs gills, and causes fish to suffocate. The result: thousands of dead fish on the shore, and throat/eye irritation for you, the stronger the wind and the sea spray, the worse the symptoms.
Practical considerations: be very careful while walking with your kite up on the beach. We had 3 separate incidents of people stepping on dead fish, having their skin pierced by the fish bones, and ending up in the emergency room with an allergic reaction + infection that was serious to life-threatening. The doctors, luckily, knew the situation very well there, and IVs and 2-3 days of rest was enough but still... So, I suggest take booties with you, they might not offer complete protection but at least some.
If you are just learning, and your kite lands in the water often, and stays there for a while, you might have dead fish picked up by the lines when you re-launch. It's a bit gross but no injuries from it as far as I know. Just don't keep your mouth open
The coughing and eye irritation is much worse on the sea side. Some guys needed swimming goggles for downwinders on bigger days, just a thought, however silly it might look
West wrote:one word for you buddy...............DADDY"S
Jimbo wrote:Looks like an awesome trip save some wind and that fine Texas hospitality for 5 more of us coming down on Wed.
West wrote:Sounds great Mike, so stoked you guys scored BIG......but it is of course TEXAS!!!!!!!!! I'm sure everyone had a blast and learned alot...... :D
I do have to ask you one question, "did you make it to Daddy's?"
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