Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Experienced kitesurfer accident at Breamlea

The dangers of kitesurfing in gusty wind conditions have been highlighted by Christelle Le Baccon's unfortunate accident at Breamlea on 13 September 2011.

Christelle was kitesurfing with a companion and was caught by a gust of wind and lofted while attempting to land her kite.  She was carried into a sand dune and suffered two broken lumbar verterbrae.

She is recovering in hospital.  I wish her a speedy recovery.

Christelle's advice to other kitesurfers is:

"Make sure there is enough room to land your kite and ensure you're doing it in a safe environment."
Christelle Le Baccon with Kent Wright at the 2011 AKSA Kitesurfing Wave championships

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