Originally Posted by rob-sten
flying fish win it for me, not the 60" mouldie but those on BBC Life the other night. 200m glide from a real living fish, self-launching from below sea level!!!!!!!!
So there we are. 7.00am. Port Safaga, Red Sea. Windsurfing up from the Shams to the sandbars of an island that is Tobia. Fantastic wind and a beam reach, maxed out on next year's state of the art slalom kit with flying fish leaping around us. An hour of playing and then the reach back to the hotel for a late breakfast.
We get back to find a group of German riders on the beach clustered round one if their party who looked like he'd been shot in the shin with a large caliber handgun. Turned out he'd been windsurfing at 20+knt when some kind of flying fish came the other way at about 30kt. It left a very bony head embedded in his leg. Medevac home job.
Felt a bit twitchy about that ever since.
Best flying fish to sail with are in the Canaries. Huge with massive flights.