Is here any witness of a Frenchman accident in Las Dunas approx on 17th October?
I hope he's all right by now. Wonder to know what caused his injuries.
Sorry no , I have not kited the entire month , we had only shitty Levante wind and I did not even bother making the trip down there .
I had to show a way to a local ambulance how to get to the spot. I thought that such a crowdie and famous spot has a contingency plan, emergency access routes etc.
That sound typical for Andalucians people ..... the driver lives probably his entire life there and has no f*** idea about his own town .
Are the kitezones in Tarifa protected by any mean of water rescue (rather important during Levante)?
I haven't seen anything during my stay in October
yes but only during the high season ( June 15th till Sept 15 th ) the rest of the year you need to call " salvamento maritimo " and ask them to rescue you / your buddy but that can be very expensive ( one boat + 3-4 people + 2hr )
On the second day I was trying to rescue an English guy off harbour - offshore wind and very strong current (3-5knots) was dragging him well towards Canary Islands. I made few mistakes which could cost us a lot After one hour of struggling, fortunately a passing diver boat picked up the guy and another one collected his gear free drifting into the ocean.
For this same reason I never kite with offshore winds unless there is a rescue boat ( mostly from a kite school ) , I know several " friends that had to get rid of their kites middle in the ocean cause they were simply not able to relaunch the kite ..... one thing I know for sure ; they will never kite in those conditions again .... one of them lost a brand new kite ( first session ) .