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Two lifeboat crews were forced to divert from their journey to an event in Beadnell yesterday after a kite surfer got into difficulty.
In the final day of races, the majority of the fleet got overpowered by the big kites as the breeze reached over 18 knots.
The Bridge of the Gods Kiteboarding Festival attracts competitors from around the world, some of whom are amateurs who can go pro by beating out their competition.
Kiteboarders are pushing back against bans in the protected waters off Cape Cod, but federal officials say the prohibitions are necessary because the kites scare away piping plovers and other threatened or endangered shorebirds from their traditional nesting areas.
The body of 39-year-old Nicholas Valtz was found floating off Lazy Point in Napeague Harbor, Long Island, on Sunday.
Where: Jetty Island, just off the Everett waterfront. Why: This kid and kiteboarder paradise promises real sand, warm shallows and all manner of adventures.
A 39-year-old Brooklyn man lost his life on Sunday at Napeague Harbor in Amagansett, where he had gone to kite surf.
Hood River is often considered the windsurfing capital of the world and, as the city's Chamber of Commerce boasts , "kiteboarding capital of the world is not far off."
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A 42-year-old man was saved by Victoria Fire Rescue last Friday after an equipment malfunction left him stranded off Clover Point.
Nicholas Valtz, a managing director in cross-asset sales at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in New York, was found dead yesterday in what the New York Post called an apparent kiteboarding accident.
The body of a man who had been kite boarding in Napeague Harbor was discovered on a beach at Lazy Point in Amagansett on Sunday afternoon, East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo said.
Updated: Mon Jul 28, 2014 06:26 am
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