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Longest distance a lost board has traveled on the ocean?

Postby austroKiter » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:01 pm

Hello,

I lost my kiteboard about a week ago and it was found on Saturday about 60km/37miles (direct line according to Google Earth) from where I lost it. It just washed up at the beach and someone found it on the early morning walk and sent me an email.

I would be interested to know how far your lost gear traveled before it was found? Any interesting stories?

Thomas

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Re: Longest distance a lost board has traveled on the ocean?

Postby kitegrommet » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:40 pm

Confirmed:
I've found, and heard of plenty of boards found just before hydro-electric dams in the Columbia River after traveling miles. From the spit in HR to Bonneville Dam may be 15 miles? I've heard of plenty of boards being pulled out at The Dalles dam.

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A board lost on the coast in northern Oregon, found in Central Oregon months later.

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Re: Longest distance a lost board has traveled on the ocean?

Postby playacopal » Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:46 pm

a couple of weeks ago, in heavy NE conditions, the police found a board on LBI,NJ- the guy lost it on long isalnd,NY three days before hand
board and rider have been united.

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Re: Longest distance a lost board has traveled on the ocean?

Postby aeberl » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:22 pm

Mine still seems to be travelling.....

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Re: Longest distance a lost board has traveled on the ocean?

Postby thebroz » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:40 pm

I heard one of the guys that kites in the Charleston, SC area lost his board & it was found off a beach in Texas.

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Re: Longest distance a lost board has traveled on the ocean?

Postby BWD » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:07 pm

charleston to texas, probably took the interstate.
(gulf stream runs the other way....)

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Re: Longest distance a lost board has traveled on the ocean?

Postby islandstylen » Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:26 pm

the local school here in st lucia had a cabrinha board wash up one day covered in barnacles and shit, reckon it came from barbados, nearly 100miles away. whats the chances of the board rolling into the only kite beach with so much other coastline to hit?

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Re: Longest distance a lost board has traveled on the ocean?

Postby ELLINAS » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:31 am

i lost my board during a jump and NASA found it on Mars. That was pretty strange ...
good that i had my mail on it .

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Re: Longest distance a lost board has traveled on the ocean?

Postby maddy » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:55 am

thebroz wrote:I heard one of the guys that kites in the Charleston, SC area lost his board & it was found off a beach in Texas.


mine too .. :angryfire: left sidi kaouki a couple of years ago .. hope somebody will rescue it and have some fun ! it's a good one :cry:

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Re: Longest distance a lost board has traveled on the ocean?

Postby 20 m or bust » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:30 pm

Maddy ur pic is a little disturbing...


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