More than two dozen kite boarders and windsurfers were rescued in San Francisco Bay after low winds left them stranded in the path of large commercial ships.
Wind gusts had suddenly dropped and hampered the windsurfers and kite boarders ability to get back to shore, he said.
The boarders were stuck in an area that serves as a gateway to busy commercial ports and is used by large ships, according to a Coast Guard statement.
The number of kite boarders and windsurfers rescued established a record for the San Francisco Coast Guard, he said.
None of the rescued kite boarders and windsurfers was injured and most were wearing wetsuits, Kelly added.