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Downwinder in Pompano Beach, FL. Where to launch?

Postby Topaz » Tue May 29, 2018 4:36 pm

Hello South Floridians, I'd like to try a downwinder with N-NE winds finishing in NE 16th St, Pompano Beach.

So, where can I launch without being kicked out by life guards or other aggressive forms of beach life?

I was thinking in doing a short one first, maybe from Hillsboro or Deerfield Beach, and maybe after that from Boca or Delray Beach.
Also, what if I have to touch land on those expensive private properties north of the inlet? Big trouble there? Or they don't care?

Thanks

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Re: Downwinder in Pompano Beach, FL. Where to launch?

Postby Topaz » Thu May 31, 2018 5:16 pm

Anyone...?

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Re: Downwinder in Pompano Beach, FL. Where to launch?

Postby Kitemanmuc » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:06 am

Topaz wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 5:16 pm
Anyone...?
I’d start in Delray or Spanish River.
I would t worry too much about the private home owners, the beach is for everyone.

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Re: Downwinder in Pompano Beach, FL. Where to launch?

Postby kitejumping » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:43 pm

I'll just leave this here....

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/ ... se-images/

"The Health Department in Pompano Beach said “Everyone knows to wear shoes on the beach because you can get parasites.” I assured them everyone does NOT KNOW THAT!!"

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Re: Downwinder in Pompano Beach, FL. Where to launch?

Postby Topaz » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:48 pm

So one unlucky kid, who who knows what he was into, got some itching worm and we should stop kiting in that gorgeous spot?

Seems kind of alarmist to me. Better for us. We'll get less tourists. Hopefully they'll go to Colorado. :jump:
Last edited by Topaz on Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:52 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Downwinder in Pompano Beach, FL. Where to launch?

Postby Topaz » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:50 pm

Kitemanmuc wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:06 am
Topaz wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 5:16 pm
Anyone...?
I’d start in Delray or Spanish River.
I would t worry too much about the private home owners, the beach is for everyone.
Thanks man. I was thinking in something shorter, but I may try those spots to start.
And keep praying for wind. May has been good. June and July have been very bad.

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Re: Downwinder in Pompano Beach, FL. Where to launch?

Postby kitejumping » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:55 pm

Topaz wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:48 pm
So one unlucky kid, who who knows what he was into, got some itching worm and we should stop kiting in that gorgeous spot?

Seems kind of alarmist to me. Better for us. We'll get less tourists. Hopefully they'll go to Colorado. :jump:
As far as I know that's one of the few spots left not controlled by the IKO mafia, just don't forget to wear shoes :wink:

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Re: Downwinder in Pompano Beach, FL. Where to launch?

Postby foilholio » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:08 am

I believe they are only are the beachs Pullstrings hangs at. Something to do with the heard of Rams he brings everywhere.


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