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Kite destroyed on the rocks at Sunshine Beach Qld!

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Created by FreedomKite > 9 months ago, 8 Jun 2015
FreedomKite
QLD, 79 posts
8 Jun 2015 1:37PM
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Shooting some local lads this weekend at Sunshine Beach Qld and this happened...Could have been alot worse!



We interviewed tommy on what happened which you can read here:
www.freedomkitemag.com/destroyed-tom-mcgregors-kite-torn-apart/

Plummet
4455 posts
8 Jun 2015 1:15PM
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Yep. That's the dice you role in locations like that.
But what are ya gona do?
The best waves are usually in at rocky point breaks.... well they round here.

You don't want it to happen. But every now and then mother nature bitch slaps you and tells you whose boss!

Scrubes
VIC, 104 posts
8 Jun 2015 3:29PM
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slightly rock damaged kite for sale on gumtree

kkiter
NSW, 447 posts
8 Jun 2015 3:37PM
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Nice job getting down there to help. Possibly could have saved it!

FreedomKite
QLD, 79 posts
8 Jun 2015 4:06PM
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There was no way we could quickly get down the cliff face we were perched on with camera gear etc to help.... it all happened within about 1 minute too as you can see.Sometimes you just gotta kick back and film the show

FreedomKite
QLD, 79 posts
8 Jun 2015 4:07PM
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Scrubes said..
slightly rock damaged kite for sale on gumtree


The kite actually got torn up and sunk.... so if anyone is good at freediving theres a kite and bar down there somewhere!

Kamikuza
QLD, 3913 posts
8 Jun 2015 4:13PM
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kkiter said..
Nice job getting down there to help. Possibly could have saved it!


I'm going to put on my cynical hat and say: Righ...t. It's everyone else's job to drop what their doing and help you relaunch.

Don't think there was much to be camera man could have done, it was all over pretty quick and water swept rocks are not the place to trying rescue kites. Better to have lost a kite and not a kite and a life.

Nice that the other riders were keeping an eye on him....

FreedomKite
QLD, 79 posts
8 Jun 2015 6:13PM
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Kamikuza said..


Nice that the other riders were keeping an eye on him....


The other rider is Daniel Bevan - he came seconds from being backwashed into the mess too!

kemp90
QLD, 1647 posts
8 Jun 2015 7:47PM
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Man, I couldn't even watch the end of that. Poor bugger

Dl33ta
TAS, 459 posts
8 Jun 2015 8:42PM
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Lucky he had the surfboard, no chance of swimming out of that one with the amount of current going through that channel. There is a couple of those spots on that run with some alluring nice waves but serious gotchas if you get it wrong.

FreedomKite
QLD, 79 posts
9 Jun 2015 6:47PM
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Dl33ta said..
Lucky he had the surfboard, no chance of swimming out of that one with the amount of current going through that channel. There is a couple of those spots on that run with some alluring nice waves but serious gotchas if you get it wrong.


Yes lucky indeed considering tommy didn't have a leg rope... perhaps a good argument as to why wear a leg rope when kiting off sticky rocky headlands?

djt91184
QLD, 1211 posts
9 Jun 2015 7:33PM
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Why kite so close to the rocks anyway? The closest rocks south of there are at Coolum 20kms away

loftsofwind
QLD, 226 posts
9 Jun 2015 8:12PM
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I heard it was for the shoot they did, probably to get a good photo thats magazine worthy!

Tractorguy
QLD, 523 posts
9 Jun 2015 8:48PM
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loftsofwind said..
I heard it was for the shoot they did, probably to get a good photo thats magazine worthy!


No, Are you saying it was staged ? any clip of the kite going into the sea ?

FreedomKite
QLD, 79 posts
9 Jun 2015 10:15PM
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djt91184 said..
Why kite so close to the rocks anyway? The closest rocks south of there are at Coolum 20kms away


Hey guys check out why he was kiting there in the interview we did:
www.freedomkitemag.com/destroyed-tom-mcgregors-kite-torn-apart/

FreedomKite
QLD, 79 posts
10 Jun 2015 9:25PM
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Tractorguy said..

No, Are you saying it was staged ? any clip of the kite going into the sea ?



No not staged... we wouldn't trash a kite for fun
Missed the wipeout unfortunately :/ got a few photos before of tommy shredding tho! He rips

Kajo
NSW, 333 posts
16 Jun 2015 4:20PM
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Scary stuff. It does go to show that Mother Nature rules it all at the end of the day.

Big eeeZeee
NSW, 1100 posts
16 Jun 2015 5:59PM
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no way that kite was worth saving in those conditions

sir ROWDY
WA, 5312 posts
16 Jun 2015 10:44PM
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Nice kite save Beaver! hahaha.



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