ronnie wrote:jbdc wrote:This is all kinds of dumb. But hey, at least he's not in the 'fish pond'.
It looked to me like he tried to launch in the 'fish pond'. Tried to grab his board to go into it.
Then finally he went downwind of the kids on the point and someone brought him his board, so he was then going out downwind of the 'fish pond'.
He might have been able to go out more safely (for himself and the kids) downwind of the fish pond if the kids were upwind of the point.
His launcher could maybe have walked further out at the point to try to get the kite into cleaner wind and he would have been downwind of the kids so they would not have been in danger.
Yes, he was rather close to it and might have tried going out to that way in addition to all the other dumb things he's doing. I was really just snarkily pointing-out that all the rules and enforcement in the world won't prevent plain-old stupidity. It's unfortunate the most famous beach in kiteboarding attracts so many idiots:
EDIT: Whoops! As Tautologies pointed-out a little further on in this thread, the above video is from the *other* famous kitebeach--in Cabarete. I guess the green water should have been a clue. Regardless, I think the point stands: Idiocy knows no bounds.