Nukin winds at 3rd yesterday! I got there early and put up my 10M right away which was good for about two hours and then the winds really started cranking! By 4:30 the winds were blowing in the 30's and there were only 1 or 2 kiters out on the water. Windsurfers were all coming in to rig their smallest sail!
On a sad note, a kiter was injured out on the water and had to be taken away in an ambulance. I am not sure of the extent of his injuries, but someone said he might have broken ribs. I saw the guy go out from the upper launch. He was on a 12M kite and it took two big guys to hold him down just to bring him to the water. Shortly thereafter, I saw him get lofted at least 20ft and then slammed against the water and then again another 20ft, slam. After the second slam he somehow completely got disconnected from his kite. At this point he was probably about 1/4 mile from the shore. Fortunately, another kiter went to check on him and ended up towing him back to shore. When he got back to the parking lot, he looked very shaken up. I assume that the injury was caused by either the impact from hitting the water or from his harness. I hope this guy is ok.