Dan Glyaire wrote:
All you really need to know is that there are MANY, MANY MILES of beaches where it would be perfectly feasible to allow kiting. Of course, this would mean REGULATING kiters to some extent and this would necessitate a certain amount of WORK. BANNING involves virtually NO work.
no, thats not all i really need to know.. show me something where it says says kitings been banned? i cant find anything, except lots of posts in lots of forums petitioning for it not to be banned?? nothing to say why, or when this happened, or that it did actually happen.
im thinking its b.s.
Sorry Dan, but it is definitely real - although i don't know about enforcement and it only applies to State Parks (not just the beaches).
The issue arose a couple of years ago on an iKitesurf.com forum. I remember that someone posted a picture of a sign prohibiting kiting which looked homemade and NOT the work of an authority. So I started out thinking that it was BS but when I called, they insisted kiting was not allowed. However, the first couple of people I spoke to could not refer me to any regulation, ordinance or statute.
Since this is often a good indication that there may not be sufficient legal authority for the ban, I put a significant amount of effort into working my way up the authoritative food chain in order to get the actual regulation and the underlying authority for said regs.
I vaguely recall that some of the wording might have left a half-assed loophole but the local poster wanted to pursue a conciliatory approach and I had better things to do anyway so I didn't pursue the matter.
All my files are on one of my other computers, but if anyone's interested, I can probably find them.
Malibu Kitesurfing - since 2002
(310) - 430 - KITE (5483)