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lost board after rescue at Dolpin beach, Cape town

Postby jannik » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:01 pm

Hi,

first of all thank you so much those of you who helped me during a rescue friday the 17.th at Dolphin (or where ever we ended up:) )

One guy grapped my board another one dragged me in after I had line failure. Unfortunately I never found my board. I have been up and down the beach and asked at the Best shop if someone dropped it off but without luck.

If someone knows anything about it I would very much appreciate a shout. It is a Seaflight Flying Fish and it should have a sticker with my email on it near the tail. That may have fallen of.

Once again thank you guys for the help.

br,
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Re: lost board after rescue at Dolpin beach, Cape town

Postby Pippi langsamer » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:33 pm

Have you tried posting on ikiteboarding?

Good luck. I lost a board there years ago and it turned up on Gumtree weeks later. It was found by a yacht about 10 miles offshore. Cheeky bugger wanted R1000 "Finders Fee", after I told him I could prove it was my board he was trying to sell. Told him where to go in the end, claimed it on insurance and bought another board....

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Re: lost board after rescue at Dolpin beach, Cape town

Postby jannik » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:00 pm

Pippi langsamer wrote:Have you tried posting on ikiteboarding?

Good luck. I lost a board there years ago wentand it turned up owhenn Gumtree weeks later. It was found by a yacht about 10 miles offshore. Cheeky bugger wanted R1000 "Finders Fee", after I told him I could prove it was my board he was trying to sell. Told him where to go in the end, claimed it on insurance and bought another board....


No I haven't tried that. Good idea.
You won't believe it but today someone took my kite from the beach. I left it along with other kites while I got something to eat. When I got back it was gone. This is turning into an expensive holiday...

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Re: lost board after rescue at Dolpin beach, Cape town

Postby Pippi langsamer » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:22 am

That's awful. Sorry to hear that.

Unfortunately seems to be getting more of a common problem (globally). The scumbags have become fully aware how much $ kites are worth and are seeing easy pickings. Forget car guards, we need kite guards!

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Re: lost board after rescue at Dolpin beach, Cape town

Postby ChristoffM » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:36 am

Wow, that is horrible. Someone stealing a kite off the beach at my local spot! It is the fist time I hear of that happening, and it is a very sad to think that it actually happens here.

I am sorry you have had such a bad time here in Cape Town.

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Re: lost board after rescue at Dolpin beach, Cape town

Postby RossJohnson » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:44 pm

Hi, was it a white directional board? I may have seen it in the water - I saw someone pick it up and assumed that they would hand it in or get it back to the owner.

You can contact me for more info.

Ross

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Re: lost board after rescue at Dolpin beach, Cape town

Postby jannik » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:16 pm

RossJohnson wrote:Hi, was it a white directional board? I may have seen it in the water - I saw someone pick it up and assumed that they would hand it in or get it back to the owner.

You can contact me for more info.

Ross


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