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Hydrofoils banned at Anglet beach (Biarritz) France

Postby RagingGrandpa » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:03 pm

This popped up, and I haven't seen mention of it in the forum yet: wrote:June 06, 2018 By Justin Housman
Last week, Anglet, France, on the beautiful Atlantic coast not far from Hossegor, banned the use of hydrofoils along all five kilometers of its delicious beaches. It is the first such ban in France
Sounds like a surfer squabble, more to do with Surf/SUP HF, but the restrictions would seem to prohibit KBHF equally. Hopefully no big loss for the local kiters...


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Re: Hydrofoils banned at Anglet beach (Biarritz) France

Postby BWD » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:42 pm




These are some of the anglet beaches, prime swimming and sun bathing in summer.
When I go to the beach, I avoid these scenes whether "banned" or not and find quieter spots...
So I would say hopefully this is not a big deal.

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Re: Hydrofoils banned at Anglet beach (Biarritz) France

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:56 am

any actual accidents? or just a political publicity.

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Re: Hydrofoils banned at Anglet beach (Biarritz) France

Postby kiterocky » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:22 am

People scared about the knife under the board probably

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Re: Hydrofoils banned at Anglet beach (Biarritz) France

Postby revhed » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:14 am

I agree. BUT maybe only for certain summer months and ,or have a small kite zone if space allows.
Easy to see that there are to many people at least in the photos shown at that time.
Sorry but a few kiters as compaired to loads of beach goers, simply need to find another place!
On, side on wind, line breaks, kite loops onto beach!!!!!
A swimmer maybe out far from the beach not seen by a fast KBHF pilot, collision, who looses?

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