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Stinger
08-19-2008, 11:39 AM
[Video at end]

Kite surfer thrown through air during tropical storm Fay
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FORT LAUDERDALE,Florida,August 18/08' Emergency officials have been warning South Floridians to seek shelter during Tropical Storm Fay but a man in Fort Lauderdale seeking some thrills on the rough surf didn't heed that warning and ended up in the hospital after being hurt in an astonishing kite boarding accident that was caught on camera.

A news crew was on Fort Lauderdale beach at A1A and east Las Olas Boulevard when a huge gust of wind from Fay blew down the beach and took the kite boarder by surprise. The kite boarder was harnessed into his sail when the wind violently picked him up and slammed him onto the sandy beach. Then, he was dragged across the sand before being lifted up into the air again and blown across the street where the wind slammed him into a building.

Witnesses ran to help the unidentified kite surfer who lay crumpled on the ground in pain.

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Safe for work link (video on right)
http://cbs4.com/local/Kite.Surfer.las.2.798049.html

Link May Not be SFW
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cb5_1219102524

Pablo
08-19-2008, 11:42 AM
Haha..down in Floriduh eh?

DAKCMan, you okay?

kstater
08-19-2008, 11:43 AM
WHEEEEEEEEEEEE

Lzen
08-19-2008, 11:48 AM
I would like to see this but the link is NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!

Heh, you should probably put that warning in the thread header.

Stinger
08-19-2008, 11:55 AM
I would like to see this but the link is NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!

Heh, you should probably put that warning in the thread header.

Sorry about that forgot .... I edited the header. But I embed the video so people could still see it without going to the site, could you not see it?.

Stewie
08-19-2008, 12:09 PM
I saw the video on the news this morning. You'd think the guy would be smart enough to let go after the face plant in the sand.

kepp
08-19-2008, 12:17 PM
Stupid is as stupid does.

alanm
08-19-2008, 12:19 PM
I saw the video on the news this morning. You'd think the guy would be smart enough to let go after the face plant in the sand.
News said he had a harness on. Guess it didn't have a quick release. :)

Friendo
08-19-2008, 12:21 PM
chicks dig dumb kite-surfers

Stewie
08-19-2008, 12:34 PM
News said he had a harness on. Guess it didn't have a quick release. :)

Ha! Now he is a Darwin winner. I didn't know he had a harness.

60 mph winds - check
harness tight - check
winds blowing in from ocean - check
buildings close by - check

Let's rip this mother****er!

chagrin
08-19-2008, 02:17 PM
when a huge gust of wind from Fay blew down the beach and took the kite boarder by surprise.
Took him by surprise? LMAO


And of course this is my favorite part, what a nincowpoop

the unidentified kite surfer...lay crumpled on the ground in pain.

Bwana
08-19-2008, 02:59 PM
ROFL

BCD
08-19-2008, 03:00 PM
LMAO Dumbass.