Kite surfer rescued off Shoebury coast

First published in South Essex news

A KITE surfer had to be rescued after being blown out into the sea off the Shoebury coast.

A hovercraft crew from Southend RNLI were called out along with the Southend Coastguard at about 4.20pm on Friday afternoon when the male surfer was caught up in heavy gusts of wind.

Once the man was found, the hovercraft took him back to shore. He suffered no injuries.

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10:44am Sun 26 Feb 12

The Cater Wood Creeper says...

these people will try anything to get off Canvey since those blimming roadworks at Sadler's Farm.....
these people will try anything to get off Canvey since those blimming roadworks at Sadler's Farm..... The Cater Wood Creeper
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5:39pm Sun 26 Feb 12

Brunning999 says...

That must be about one a week that get into trouble kite surfing perhaps they should be told to keep going to they get to the other side.
That must be about one a week that get into trouble kite surfing perhaps they should be told to keep going to they get to the other side. Brunning999
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6:33pm Mon 27 Feb 12

CrazyDiam0nd says...

Hardly "about one a week"
In actual fact the Kitesurfer was a local professional and was working his way towards shallow waters at east beach. Just as he found shallow waters the RNLI rescued him. He would of been able to walk back in from his position.
RNLI are amazing though and this is why Kitesurfers and Windsurfers raise money every year.
Most cases of rescues are those of visitors to our beaches. Local guys know the area well but occasionally do get caught out when the wind drops or changed direction. "One a week" lol
Hardly "about one a week" In actual fact the Kitesurfer was a local professional and was working his way towards shallow waters at east beach. Just as he found shallow waters the RNLI rescued him. He would of been able to walk back in from his position. RNLI are amazing though and this is why Kitesurfers and Windsurfers raise money every year. Most cases of rescues are those of visitors to our beaches. Local guys know the area well but occasionally do get caught out when the wind drops or changed direction. "One a week" lol CrazyDiam0nd
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6:51pm Mon 27 Feb 12

CrazyDiam0nd says...

Also the Public panic when they see a downed kite or someone kitesufing in a lagoon. They think the Kitesurfer is stuck or in trouble and do the right thing and call the coastguard.
I would of done the same thing before I understood the sport.
Also the Public panic when they see a downed kite or someone kitesufing in a lagoon. They think the Kitesurfer is stuck or in trouble and do the right thing and call the coastguard. I would of done the same thing before I understood the sport. CrazyDiam0nd
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1:18am Tue 28 Feb 12

captain mannering says...

CrazyDiam0nd wrote:
Hardly "about one a week"
In actual fact the Kitesurfer was a local professional and was working his way towards shallow waters at east beach. Just as he found shallow waters the RNLI rescued him. He would of been able to walk back in from his position.
RNLI are amazing though and this is why Kitesurfers and Windsurfers raise money every year.
Most cases of rescues are those of visitors to our beaches. Local guys know the area well but occasionally do get caught out when the wind drops or changed direction. "One a week" lol
very true. the kitesufers arent a problem at all they love to be out there. sometimes they can get into difficulty but thats life on the water it happens to everyone, there wouldnt be a lifeboat organisation if it didnt happen. they also do a great job raising money for the R.N.L.I
[quote][p][bold]CrazyDiam0nd[/bold] wrote: Hardly "about one a week" In actual fact the Kitesurfer was a local professional and was working his way towards shallow waters at east beach. Just as he found shallow waters the RNLI rescued him. He would of been able to walk back in from his position. RNLI are amazing though and this is why Kitesurfers and Windsurfers raise money every year. Most cases of rescues are those of visitors to our beaches. Local guys know the area well but occasionally do get caught out when the wind drops or changed direction. "One a week" lol[/p][/quote]very true. the kitesufers arent a problem at all they love to be out there. sometimes they can get into difficulty but thats life on the water it happens to everyone, there wouldnt be a lifeboat organisation if it didnt happen. they also do a great job raising money for the R.N.L.I captain mannering
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