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Kitesurfing Accident Perth

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Created by burnsy11 1 month ago, 30 Aug 2022
burnsy11
WA, 122 posts
30 Aug 2022 11:31AM
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Hi Everyone
My mates Brother had a Kitesurfing accident on Saturday 13th August down at Falcon beach, has left him paralysed from the chest down :(
Perth now has ran a story today - link below - his wife Naomi has setup a gofundme page.

www.perthnow.com.au/news/michael-roberts-wife-naomi-sets-up-gofundme-page-after-kite-surfing-accident-leaves-him-a-paraplegic-c-8053095

Mistral
WA, 29 posts
30 Aug 2022 4:33PM
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Just read the article and donated.
Wish the family all the best.

danatgbay
WA, 53 posts
30 Aug 2022 7:40PM
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Michael is an absolute top bloke who has been surfing and kiting the perth coast for a good 15 years. He may have landed your kite or given you a wave. If you can manage a donation, I'm sure his family would be very grateful. Dan.

Spitfire
WA, 384 posts
2 Sep 2022 10:58AM
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What happened?

Everlongdrummer
1 posts
3 Sep 2022 12:58AM
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Spitfire said..
What happened?


For some reason it's not polite to talk about specifics of an accident like this even though it helps others.

So we're left to guess. Mine is he went out in unpredictable stormy winds and ended up on some rocks.

daggy
WA, 521 posts
3 Sep 2022 12:08PM
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It mentions in the story a bad landing ? I'm guessing a self lending that went into a loop. ?? just guesses.
We can all learn from the details if any body can let the community know what happened.
Everybody needs to not be afraid of pulling safety if things go badly. But sometimes it's just all too fast. I think most of us have been there.

Spitfire
WA, 384 posts
14 Sep 2022 4:38PM
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Surely he would want others to learn from the accident. Knowing the dangers and the outcome of dangerous actions might make people think twice about pulling the trigger on something which could harm themselves or worse, others.

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 1013 posts
15 Sep 2022 12:05PM
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Spitfire said..
Surely he would want others to learn from the accident.


How about you give the poor bugga something to help financially and pull your rubber neck back in, ay? fairdinkum man

murrayceff
QLD, 91 posts
16 Sep 2022 2:21PM
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I reckon there's a chance that he may not even remember what happened.

chronic
NSW, 318 posts
16 Sep 2022 7:23PM
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Donated tonight $81

any donation is good

loco4olas
NSW, 1500 posts
17 Sep 2022 9:34AM
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NorthernKitesAUS said..

Spitfire said..
Surely he would want others to learn from the accident.



How about you give the poor bugga something to help financially and pull your rubber neck back in, ay? fairdinkum man


It's not rubber necking - it's always good to hear what went pear shaped and how. It does help us all - back in the early 00s before today's depowerable kites there were SO many accidents, learning what went wrong and why, helped the development of today's safety features from which we ALL benefit.

Yeahnahmate
WA, 5 posts
22 Sep 2022 11:42AM
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Sorry to hear

dbabicwa
WA, 775 posts
25 Sep 2022 9:10PM
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NorthernKitesAUS said..

Spitfire said..
Surely he would want others to learn from the accident.



How about you give the poor bugga something to help financially and pull your rubber neck back in, ay? fairdinkum man


Actually,

on 22nd of Sep 2013, Mark "Coldshot" Sprod died. We know what happened. He was riding a winter storm. I was there, did not go out. Watched from a car, drove away, 20mins later, it happened.

It is always a freak accident for kiters with 15+ years experience. The risk is much higher riding a winter storm.

Sorry to hear tho, whish him all the best.



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