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by RickI
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Squall Lofting Fatality In Normandy
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Squall Lofting Fatality In Normandy

https://cdn.radiofrance.fr/s3/cruiser-production/2019/11/48e377f4-cd0e-4d4c-931b-06dc701a2d74/870x489_helico_2.jpg It looks like the 28 year old kiter was lofted into the dike or concrete walkway bordering the beach in strong squall winds in Houlgate (Calvados), around noon on November 11, 2019. He...
by RickI
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean City, NJ missing kiter?
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Re: Ocean City, NJ missing kiter?

Excess rescues have brought heat to access considerations before. I know folks I’ve been concerned a number of times in the bay area. The Kite community should take steps to try to avoid unnecessary SAR activities. Demonstrated effort to do so is valuable in and of itself even better when it works.
by RickI
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Miami Beach and the Keys
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Kiting Miami Beach and the Keys

Be courteous to others on the beach and kite outside the swim zones. Usually that means beyond 100 yards from shore.
by RickI
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Miami Beach and the Keys
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Kiting Miami Beach and the Keys

Riders screwed things up in Miami, locals and visiting kiters alike and for over 20 years. It is a place with limited public beaches and a population of over 2.5 Million residents and over 15 MILLION visitors per year. That is a lot of people chasing limited beach front with kiters being the small g...
by RickI
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean City, NJ missing kiter?
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Re: Ocean City, NJ missing kiter?

It is great the guy is ok, he had a lot of people concerned.** Label your kite and board with your name and address and if you lose either one tell the USCG, Sheriff or other appropriate authority to avoid an unnecessary search. ** https://ocnjdaily.com/missing-kite-surfer-found-safe/?fbclid=IwAR1il...
by RickI
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Miami Beach and the Keys
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Kiting Miami Beach and the Keys

Mike at the Otherside will help you out with info, gear, sea taxi, etc.. in the Upper and Middle Keys. You have some access issues up north on the east coast in places too but often enough related to wildlife issues. The ability to ride is precious, take good care of it wherever folks kite.
by RickI
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Miami Beach and the Keys
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Kiting Miami Beach and the Keys

You have to remember that this is what enough Kiters wanted by ignoring warnings, common sense and courtesy for way too long to where it was forced down the throats of the entire kite community. This happened several times over. Again if not for the concessions and other provisions there likely woul...
by RickI
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Miami Beach and the Keys
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Kiting Miami Beach

If you know how to kite and only want to go for one day, I would go out with Melissa by boat to Stiltsville. It simplifies things and also gives you access to great and scenic place to kite. More at http://www.southfloridakiteboarding.com
by RickI
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Miami Beach and the Keys
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Kiting Miami Beach

This question came up a few days ago on FB. It is a simple question with a damn complicated and lengthy answer. "The further north you go, like to Jupiter, FL, a nice wave spot, the fewer rules you may have to deal with. Expect to have restrictions and rules south of that point which warrant researc...
by RickI
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: NYPD divers rescue stranded kitesurfer in Queens
Replies: 16
Views: 1466

Re: NYPD divers rescue stranded kitesurfer in Queens

I am glad the guy is ok. I would strongly encourage him to get out of the rescue habit however. It isn't that hard to avoid, normally. I used to have the odd involuntary rescue pre-2000, IF I kited to the north about a 1/4 mile where there were some 17 story condo's. The sport was so new and the obs...

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