I was riding at Kite Beach at Bloubergstrand in Cape Town yesterday, Saturday April 14, and saw something that seemed pretty dangerous to me. The conditions were pretty intense, with the SEaster blowing good enough for 9m and by the time i quit good for 7m, and large sets were coming through, maybe 3m. A guy was riding with a small child between his kegs, holding on for dear life. They rode for a long time, all the way out through the waves, usually jumping over them, sometimes smallish jumps off them. The guy eventually dropped the kid off on the beach and rode alone and is clearly very good, doing big mega loops off the big waves. Still, it seemed to me if he made a mistake and got crunched in one of those waves, and the kid was separated from him, with sets of 4-5 waves coming through she would struggle to survive. I quit after a while because the wind was too much for my 9m Pivot, and he was still riding alone, and the kid was standing on the beach with a towel wrapped around her. She eventually went down to the water and started calling him. He would come close on each run, presumably to check on her. I talked with her a little and she said she enjoyed riding with him, but was not sure she wanted to be a kite surfer. She seemed to be about six years old. But she was getting cold so I blocked the wind for her. After a few more runs the guy came in and landed. I did not say anything thing to him.
So, do you all think this was too dangerous, especially given the conditions?