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"Lofting" of "Umbrellas" during "Gustnado"in Cocoa Beach

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"Lofting" of "Umbrellas" during "Gustnado"in Cocoa Beach

Postby SupaEZ » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:42 am

..............No kiters were at the beach
..............There was a light offshore wind all day wind before it happened

I am happy to report that the :pump: inflatable whale made it out ok :surf:

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Re: "Lofting" of "Umbrellas" during "Gustnado"in Cocoa Beach

Postby jrfiol » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:16 am

U should have had the epic demo then!

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Re: "Lofting" of "Umbrellas" during "Gustnado"in Cocoa Beach

Postby Bille » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:29 am

That's what Mohave looks like when the wind switches to off-shore. The
thermals will come down from the desert and as soon as they hit the water
it will turn into a water-spout. Bunch of kiters have bin lofted that way ; some
needed a helicopter ride to the hospital after it happened.

If i was flying a HG or a PG ; i'd go as Far away from a cloud formation like that
as i could get ; that kind of lift can Kill Ya !! The higher the tops on the clouds, the
more dangerous they become. At-least the cloud formation will give Ya a clue
as to what's gonna happen ; the thermals at Mohave are Dry-air, so there won't
be a puffy white cloud till the thermal hits the vaporization point, (usually 14K-ft)
ie-- NO warning except the dust in the thermal at it's base.


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Re: "Lofting" of "Umbrellas" during "Gustnado"in Cocoa Beach

Postby CaptainArgh » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:43 am

as in most cases....the boobs make the video worth watching. :)

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Re: "Lofting" of "Umbrellas" during "Gustnado"in Cocoa Beach

Postby 14ToeSide » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:59 am

U should have had the epic demo then!

And you would have to have Pulled the DEPOWER for sure!!! It was def more than "2-4"

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Re: "Lofting" of "Umbrellas" during "Gustnado"in Cocoa Beach

Postby Toby » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:35 am

The sad story is, that people do go out with such clouds near by...we have to understand weather with doing this sport...

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