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  • Steve
    Wow - cool story. Thanks ... From: Raul F Argilagos To: kitesurf@egroups.com Cc: kitesurf@egroups.com
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 31, 2000
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      Wow - cool story. Thanks
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Raul F Argilagos <offdalip@...>
      To: kitesurf@egroups.com <kitesurf@egroups.com>
      Cc: kitesurf@egroups.com <kitesurf@egroups.com>
      Date: Monday, January 31, 2000 7:44 PM
      Subject: [ksurf] Re: ksurfing w / dolphins


      >well this was a pretty cool weekend so I thought I'd share with
      >everybody what I did. I was out on Sunday kitesurfing on the
      >ocean side of the sunshine skyway bridge in Tampa, FL
      >(read, huge-miles) in 10-15kts and slowly working my way
      >upwind on my 7.0m2 and 215cm F-ones when I run across
      >a big pod of dolphins just swimming across my path.
      >So what do I do? Jibe and sail along with them (probably
      >6-7 of them swimming along) all the way to the shore, apparently
      >they were chasing some bait fish or other. I just think that was
      >a great cruising experience on my kiteboard - definitely you can
      >use a kitesurf rig for wandering around and cruising along just
      >as good as any windsurfing rig, maybe better since you are more
      >agile even at slower speeds.
      >Raul
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    • Steve Bateman
      ... Reminds me of a buggy experience at El Mirage Dry lake. In the summer, you can sometimes buggy cross wind along with bats, as they catch bugs blowing
      Message 2 of 3 , Feb 1 6:33 PM
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        Raul F Argilagos wrote:

        > a big pod of dolphins just swimming across my path.
        > So what do I do? Jibe and sail along with them (probably
        > 6-7 of them swimming along) all the way to the shore, apparently
        > they were chasing some bait fish or other. I just think that was
        > a great cruising experience on my kiteboard -

        Reminds me of a buggy experience at El Mirage Dry lake. In the
        summer, you can sometimes buggy cross wind along with bats, as they
        catch bugs blowing downwind. Quite cool

        --
        Steve Bateman geokite at sprintmail dot com
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