Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Dangers of Downwinding

This is DJs 17ft Naish tumbling in the wind like a rag doll, with no hope of catching it swimming. Be smart out there. Wear a strong leash AND wear an inflatable life belt or jacket, on you, not tied to the board. DJs leash broke and he ended up holding onto a channel buoy until he was rescued. Don't expect someone else to come save you. They can't paddle upwind and get to you when it's blowing 30 knots. If a 30 pound board can tumble in the wind like this, imagine our 23 pound boards flying away.

1 comment:

Bob Babcock said...

I won't be surprised to see DJ's story end up in one of the SUP mags...great lesson there for all of us for sure. Amazing that he got so many pictures while his life was in danger...:)