Sudden gust slams Fort Lauderdale kit...

Sudden gust slams Fort Lauderdale kite surfer into building

There are 119 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Aug 19, 2008, titled Sudden gust slams Fort Lauderdale kite surfer into building. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Quick, you've got to see this...Oooh, I hope he's all right...What was he thinking? That's how many viewers reacted as they watched a Fort Lauderdale kite surfer slam at astonishing speed into the wall of a ...

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I pray he

West Palm Beach, FL

#142 Aug 20, 2008
makes it alive. Very bad hit.

“Share the Road.”

Since: Jul 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#143 Aug 20, 2008
Sky Rider wrote:
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I hope I can one day find out who you are so I can kick your teeth in!
Are you going to get a kite flying start to do it? I want to make sure the cameras are rolling.

“Share the Road.”

Since: Jul 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#144 Aug 20, 2008
Kiteboarder wrote:
To all of you people talking trash.I hope wen your drivin to dunkin doughnuts for a latte on your cell speeding and you cut someone off and you get into a wreck and everyone calls you stupid.Try doing something that you love other than stuffin your fat face and talkin trash. So wen i hear that you had a heart attack iam going to say you get what was comming to you you fat lazy people.so go eat some more and watch your stupid tv and help the world with rid us with useless crap.Kevin see ya on the water soon I HOPE.To all of you people talkin trash you should look at yourself and see how stupid you are EVERYDAY....
I'm phsically fit because I ride & race bicycles. Did you know that the chance for injury, sports related or not, is greatly increased for physically fit people. If I get hit by a car on my bike because I decided to ride on I-95, I'm sure I would get slammed on these posts also.

I hope he recovers well and continues to enjoy his sport. With a little more wisdom next time.
Margaret

Miami, FL

#146 Aug 20, 2008
As Forest's mom says; "STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES"
Looks like like someone has screwed up the Darwin Awards.
He should have listened while he was growing up. "YOU DON'T FOOL WITH MOTHER NATURE."
Jordan

Pompano Beach, FL

#147 Aug 20, 2008
kevin is a good friend and would give a stranger the shirt off his back...nobody deserves to have happen, what happen to him...it makes me sick to see so many people with so little heart...you have no clue unless your a kiteboarder yourself!!
Kiteboarder wrote:
To all of you people talking trash.I hope wen your drivin to dunkin doughnuts for a latte on your cell speeding and you cut someone off and you get into a wreck and everyone calls you stupid.Try doing something that you love other than stuffin your fat face and talkin trash. So wen i hear that you had a heart attack iam going to say you get what was comming to you you fat lazy people.so go eat some more and watch your stupid tv and help the world with rid us with useless crap.Kevin see ya on the water soon I HOPE.To all of you people talkin trash you should look at yourself and see how stupid you are EVERYDAY....
Jordan

Pompano Beach, FL

#148 Aug 20, 2008
kevin is a good friend and would give a stranger the shirt off his back...nobody deserves to have happen, what happen to him...it makes me sick to see so many people with so little heart...you have no clue unless your a kiteboarder yourself and was on the beach that day!
LOLLLL

United States

#149 Aug 20, 2008
I saw that in the news LOLLLLL funny as hell LOLLLLL
Very Tired

United States

#151 Aug 20, 2008
As a tax payer, all i want to know is how much is this stupid person going to cost me in covering his medical bills.
What

Chicago, IL

#152 Aug 20, 2008
rectal flutters wrote:
hopefully, he will sue the city and recover some serious coin. there were no signs up in the immediate area, no officials present, and large concrete structures that posed danger. Remember folks, we only need to show a bit of negligence, so i hope he sues for 10 million.
You people and your law suits ruin it for everyone. Serious coin, what, off the backs of the taxpayers??
What

Chicago, IL

#153 Aug 20, 2008
Define common sense wrote:
The forecast that afternoon was 20 knots...a blast for accomplished kite surfers. As the wind got beyond safe, the guy & his buds decided to stop...then an ACCIDENT happened.
I've got to agree with you there, I feel bad for this poor bloke. The fact that he's in critical condition combined with the senseless comments here is just downright sad.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

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#154 Aug 21, 2008
Very Tired wrote:
As a tax payer, all i want to know is how much is this stupid person going to cost me in covering his medical bills.
Yeah, it's all about you and your money. No doubt a McCain supporter.

Loser.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

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#155 Aug 21, 2008
The news this morning said he is out of critical condition and doing a little better. He is a lucky guy and if anything good comes out of this, it will be that other kite surfers think twice before they take on mother nature. She'll win every time.
christine Kongslie

New York, NY

#156 Aug 21, 2008
im sorry, but this guy is an idiot. anyone who intentionally ignores weather warnings when there is a tropical storm brewing is just asking for trouble. kite surfers should know that when there is even a hint of bad weather, to get off the waves. idiot.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

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#157 Aug 22, 2008
christine Kongslie wrote:
im sorry, but this guy is an idiot. anyone who intentionally ignores weather warnings when there is a tropical storm brewing is just asking for trouble. kite surfers should know that when there is even a hint of bad weather, to get off the waves. idiot.
We get it. You are smarter than EVERYONE else and never made a mistake in your life and you walk on water and your shit don't stink. We get it. You good. Everyone bad.

Stop throwing around names like idiot since it takes one to know one, Zippy.
samNme

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#158 Aug 22, 2008
Fact: tropical storm warning = strong winds with gusts
Fact: Kite boarding on such day is retarded
Fact:We all found the video funny
Fact: at the end of the video we all said"What a dumb ass"
Fact or fiction :I hope we all wish him a full recovery ,so we can see him good morning america
TGF679

United States

#159 Aug 22, 2008
THE GENIUS wrote:
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How about you test the "BOUNDRIES" (LOL) of your spelling.
Sorry to break it to you dude, but KITE SURFING isn't living life to the fullest. Nor does it make you "crazy" or exciting.
You boring dooshes are a DIME A DOZEN.
genius, if you are going to mock my spelling, at least check your own.. its douches, moron. & apparently you have never kite surfed. yet another idiotic statement from a couch jockey.

“BILLARY 2016 ”

Since: Aug 07

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#160 Aug 22, 2008
samNme wrote:
Fact: tropical storm warning = strong winds with gusts
Fact: Kite boarding on such day is retarded
Fact:We all found the video funny
Fact: at the end of the video we all said"What a dumb **** "
Fact or fiction :I hope we all wish him a full recovery ,so we can see him good morning america
"Fact: We ALL found the video funny."

Hey,

"ALL" here.

Speak for your own psychotic self. People who kill small animals may have found it funny like you. It's called 'a sadist'. You are unstable and disturbed but that will come in handy when you are serving your term in prison. Just go to your happy place.
Surfer Dave

Courtenay, Canada

#161 Aug 22, 2008
James wrote:
Look at all these misplaced comments about this young man, doing something foolish? How many of you were young at one time in your lifes. We all men/women have done stupid things in our younger lifes, luck was with us and we are alive to tell the now funny stories 20 years latter. Yea this man make a mistake, I glad he is still alive, and hope he makes it.
You know, that's a sobering thought. We've all apparently learned our lessons and can now preach safety, knowledge, foresight for all.
But yes, at 28, I was reckless, almost got killed on the water surfing, windsurfing (yes, windsurfing, not kitesurfing). There just were no cameras around. I learned a lot from those experiences.
Youth and foolish risk are an 'amalgam'.

Let's give him a break.

Cheers.
THE GENIUS

Boca Raton, FL

#162 Aug 26, 2008
Surfer Dave wrote:
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You know, that's a sobering thought. We've all apparently learned our lessons and can now preach safety, knowledge, foresight for all.
But yes, at 28, I was reckless, almost got killed on the water surfing, windsurfing (yes, windsurfing, not kitesurfing). There just were no cameras around. I learned a lot from those experiences.
Youth and foolish risk are an 'amalgam'.
Let's give him a break.
Cheers.
28 is now an acceptable age for young and foolish?

The bar gets lower and lower. Thanks for helping it get there.

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