What seemed like a harmless enough spider bite on his knee turned into a full-blown medical emergency and essential repatriation for treatment – and the premature end to the trip of a lifetime.
Kirk Hollis and Seth Warren were still able to explore a ghost town from the slave trade era, kiteboard remote sandbars of the Indian Ocean, downwind SUP across miles of turquoise ocean all before the emergency evacuation from Matemo Island, Mozambique. Still, the spider bite caused fevers, septicemia and untold pain and took a dozen injections, countless antibiotics, multiple doctors and two months of recovery, but mostly it created an exciting (if painful) ending to an amazing trip.
Sometimes the best adventures don’t always turn out as expected, but that just makes planning for the next one that much more fun. “Poisonous African Spider Bite Sabotages SUP/Kitesurfing Adventure” is the final episode of the Kuzi Project. Be sure to watch it!