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Old 01-27-2013, 10:12 AM
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Attacks on kiters are very rare, even more so while on plane. Then again, the population of kiters riding in the migration is pretty small so the odds of problems likely differ. On the other hand attacks on surfers are fairly common. Once you go into the water, you become fairly surfer-like. So I agree with your concerns about going into the water for an extended period. Surfers do it, many have no problems, some are bitten though. Most kiter attacks seem to have happened with kiters in the water and off plane. It is all about awareness and choices. I will still kite down here during the migration just not in massive schools of blacktips any more or if there are obvious signs of shark activity, diving birds, jumping bait fish, etc..
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