Two kite surfers were stranded for several hours in Massachusetts’ Essex Bay last Friday as rough conditions caused by Tropical Storm Jose prevented help from reaching them.

According to an article on, the two kite surfers returned to their boat after a day of kite surfing to find that the boat was disabled.

They called for help around 8 p.m., but because of difficult conditions that included 10- to 12-foot seas, rescuers were not able to reach to kite surfers until 2 a.m. on Saturday.

Read about kite surfers stranded in Massachusetts’ Essex Bay.