This is nonsense. When you are kitesurfing, whether you like it or not, you are not perceived from the outside as individual. We are all perceived as kitesurfers, as a group. Every stupid thing you do will affect the rest when the beach is banned because of your actions (hypothetically speaking of course). The fact that you are organized does not relieve you of responsibility, I'd say it is quite the opposite. Organizations have the opportunity to do some significant peer pressure. Also by pulling together in the same way, you seem like much more collected front.ian c wrote:No. I don't want an organization representing me to the media. Kitesurfing is an individuals pursuit and and with that goes self responsibility.
More rules = less people thinking for themselves
If you crash into an innocent bystander no organization is going to dig you out of that hole you dug yourself into.
Kailua has other issues, like : swimmers don't respect the kite and windsurf zone, 5 miles of beach and beachgoers have to put their towel down right where we launch, etc.I was in Kailua this summer and they were teaching while people were busy swimming under the kite, sure it is crowded with beach goers but this is a bad start to developing the kind of respectful kiters that kiteboarding needs to keep access.$
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