Kite Boarding

A lone photographer awaited a good shot
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A lone photographer awaited a good shot


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The contest was at the end of the sandy path
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The contest was at the end of the sandy path


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The sailboard was well ahead of the kiteboards
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The sailboard was well ahead of the kiteboards


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The announcers were well elevated
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The announcers were well elevated


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The Golden Gate Bridge made a good backdrop
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The Golden Gate Bridge made a good backdrop


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A dog with a ball was in search of a throwing hand
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A dog with a ball was in search of a throwing hand


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Grounded kites littered the beach
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Grounded kites littered the beach


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Kites soared high over head
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Kites soared high over head


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She made a fast tight turn on her board
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She made a fast tight turn on her board


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All the kites had very nice designs
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All the kites had very nice designs


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One very nice design was displayed on a black kite
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One very nice design was displayed on a black kite


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Marc Ramseier (red 11) was back on the beach
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Marc Ramseier (red 11) was back on the beach


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Ken Winner (blue 12) headed back into shore
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Ken Winner (blue 12) headed back into shore


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Despite the sun, the air was chilly that afternoon
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Despite the sun, the air was chilly that afternoon


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Shawn Richman (red 12) headed into shore
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Shawn Richman (red 12) headed into shore


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Clarissa Hempel (yellow 7) scooted slowly past the shore
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Clarissa Hempel (yellow 7) scooted slowly past the shore


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Two kiteboarders headed directly toward the beach
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Two kiteboarders headed directly toward the beach


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Milissa Gil (white 4) had to remount his board
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Milissa Gil (white 4) had to remount his board


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A bedraggled Milissa Gil waded out of the water
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A bedraggled Milissa Gil waded out of the water


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Chip Wasson (white 13) made a skidding start on his run
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Chip Wasson (white 13) made a skidding start on his run


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His kite pulled him powerfully from the water
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His kite pulled him powerfully from the water


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Jeff Kafka (red 6) watched a kite being flipped
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Jeff Kafka (red 6) watched a kite being flipped


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He almost appeared to have sunk
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He almost appeared to have sunk


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Chip Wasson (white 13) rose high out of the water
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William Carter, Sun Jun 29 09:33:46 2008

This guy uses a hydrofoil attached to his board. First time I've seen this, and it's got to be a much more efficient rig! Kool! Check out this Splashvision video external link


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He had to bend to stay upright on his board
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He had to bend to stay upright on his board


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Eric Due (blue 4) seemed he would fall over backwards
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Eric Due (blue 4) seemed he would fall over backwards


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Very wet and tired he returned to shore
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Very wet and tired he returned to shore


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The kite appeared awkward in its crashed state
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The kite appeared awkward in its crashed state


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Rising up, he threw up a wave of water
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Rising up, he threw up a wave of water


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Geoff Headington (yellow 6) started off for another heat
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Geoff Headington (yellow 6) started off for another heat


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A ghost kiteboarder emerged from out of the sea
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A ghost kiteboarder emerged from out of the sea


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His kite was straight up overhead
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His kite was straight up overhead


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