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Twin tippers jumping in wave zone - BAD IDEA!!

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:26 pm
by dgrissom
Not trying to be a fire safety marshal here, but OB got overrun recently by twin tippers jumping in the wave zone.
BAD IDEA for a few reasons.
1. Too close to the beach with bystanders standing all around and some wading in the water, they might get hit by your kite, or your board, or you.
2. Too close to surfers who might be out paddling even when its windy.
3. Too close to kiters who believe it or not want to SURF, so they turn with the wave and go towards shore, meaning you might land on top of one because you assumed they were going to continue on a straight line like they do in the Bay, and you launched without looking.
4. Kites crashing and flailing around in the wave zone, never a good idea.
Thank you.

Re: Twin tippers jumping in wave zone - BAD IDEA!!

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:30 pm
by SrBueno
In other words its called short tacking... If your on a twin tip and you want to jump go find anywhere other than surfable waves, or ride the waves like your surfing.

Re: Twin tippers jumping in wave zone - BAD IDEA!!

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:52 pm
by sewerrat
Was it this guy?!

Nothing wrong with jumping in waves, or riding a twin tip. Post should read, "Please be considerate of all beach goers, surfers, and kiters riding waves- and yield in that order!

Personally, I love seeing and hucking a good boost, but nothing ruins a session like a "short tacker" jamming up the riding zone. And sometimes that greedy short tacker is on a surfboard... Any greedy kiter needs talking to, then and there, especially when dangerous, so give em some friendly advice as to what's going on.

In close, jumping good. Rider on wave has priority, prone surfer has even more priority, and beachgoers have top priority. Luckily the last two are usually not present at OB when windy.

Must have been an epic day!