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flashalexb 06-03-2004 10:27 AM

How many of ya'll have been out wakeboarding and all of a sudden a huge storm comes rolling in. We went out today and all of a sudden the sky went black and we just made it to the dock before the storm really hit hard. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/173021.jpg" alt="">

mango 06-03-2004 10:30 AM

I've been in hail storms and it sucks covering the boat when its really windy and rainy.

psudy 06-03-2004 11:18 AM

That raises another question that I was wondering about. Lightning. Has anyone ever heard of a boat getting hit? Having an eight foot metal bar on top of you cannot help. We were out a couple of years ago and my wife was getting read to ride. The ski was mostly cloudy, but did not appear threatning, when I noticed her hair was standing straight up. We hit the floor and motored in. She was very close to getting struck. I have never heard of anyone actually getting struck though. Anyone?

shredhead 06-03-2004 2:43 PM

I know a guy that got struck in a canoe.

walt 06-03-2004 4:46 PM

Last year I was out salmon fishing with a friend on the ocean and the thunder and lightning started... but We couldn't tell were it was coming from because the fog was so heavy. so I said to My friend that sounds really F...ing close, and He says back to Me...You know its really close when Your hair stands on end. <BR>So I look at His hair and it's standing straight up<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0> We decided it might be a good idea to head back<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

aaronlee13 06-03-2004 4:53 PM

in california storms just dont happen like that!

walt 06-03-2004 5:08 PM

Sure they don't.

wannagowakin 06-03-2004 6:34 PM

happened to me and my dad and friend last friday, i was getting ready to ride so my friend could get some footage, then the sky turned green and started to spin. we decided i shouldnt go, turns out there was a tornado warning for the county

lake_side 06-03-2004 11:12 PM

Try living in Oklahoma,nice and sunny then riding a tornado.

kirk 06-04-2004 7:17 AM

yikes... <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/173158.jpg" alt="">

crowe 06-04-2004 7:45 AM

Thats a crazy pic!

psudy 06-04-2004 8:05 AM

When your hair stands up that means that you have a current(sp?) going through you and arcing to the ski. If the positive and negitive charges come together, you are screwed. <BR> <BR>Kirk, where was that pic taken? Looks like a typical Kansas storm.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0>

kirk 06-04-2004 5:46 PM

Not sure... Alaska I think. Some one sent me this picture with some other great shots. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/173226.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/173227.jpg" alt="">

walt 06-04-2004 6:39 PM

Wow....those are both great pics.

pittsy 06-04-2004 7:04 PM

we were out one afternoon it was a little breezy but the water was butter where we were riding and then out of now where it started raining really hard, we just kept riding and then the whole lake turned to butter within 5 mins, the wind died and the rain stopped, very nice

flashalexb 06-04-2004 9:07 PM

Those pictures are crazy but were you actually in that storm?


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