Last year we were in a group kiting out in Key Biscayne, Miami.
As I was hauling ass over the best flat water down here I totally wiped out. Great crash!!
But as I got drug downwind through a channel, ended up inthe shallows and relaunched my kite. By that time I had the interest ofa few sharkes and some seriuos size rays around me. I didnt want to body drag out in those murky waters, and I couldn't see my board Nowhere. After a while 30+ min, my friends showed up on the jetboat. Was it good to see them and no more big shadows.... Board gone,we looked everywhere and nothing 2 be seen.
Two days later I get a phone call from some dude .
I found your board lying on the rocks by the lighthouse, sure enough he called my phone number on the board. A day later 50 bucks and a car ride to South Miami, and I had My Underground 132 back, Scratched but I one piece !!.
Learning from that experience when I did the Bahacrossing last week, I decided to take one of those REEL leaches. And sure enough it workeD !
Way out there, the boat may not be that close to you, but three time that i did wipe out the leash gently pulled the board back to me.