Thursday, June 25, 2009


We continue to have very little wind.

Sometimes we try to take advantage of stormy weather approaching to get in a kite session. Here is a reminder to be careful:

And here is a statement from the International Kiteboarding Organization:

IKO would like to send its condolences to the family of the Italian kiter that lost his life in a terrible accident on Saturday June 20, 2009 in"Campo di Mare" near Rome. We hope that the other kiters involved will make full recoveries and return to the water once again. We all must use this as a reminder to never fly our kites high when on the beach. These men were all experienced but still were caught in an ascencional wind gust of unbelievable force.Even while speaking on the beach do not fly your kite in zenith. Please land your kite when you get to shore. Let this be a warning from mother nature that we are all vulnerable to her wrath, so always practice safe kiting!

We all take more chances than we should. So be careful.

I wear an impact vest and plan on buying a helmet, not that either one would have saved this unfortunate kiter.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

No News

I've been out of town, up in the good ol' U S of A trying to earn a little money since things have been pretty slow in San Carlos. Wind Guru has been showing some northwest wind back at the Soggy Peso but not real strong. It should have been enough to get out and do something. It will still be another week before I am back in Mexico. Looks like I'll need to find another sport to occupy my time for the summer.

On a more somber note, we had a fatality of a beginner kiter over in Progresso in the state of Yucatan. Apparently he was using an older kite that was too big for the conditions, in a spot without much launching space and he was by himself. He was lifted and crashed against a house. There is also a question of whether he got adequate medical attention as he died several hours later in a local hospital and was never sent to a more modern hospital just 20 minutes away in Merida.

Be Safe!!!!