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Old 09-20-2008, 11:18 AM
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Default Pompano Kiteboarding - READ THIS if you are kiting there

Pompano Beach has had a number of issues with some heating up in the last couple of years. As of now and perhaps indefinitely, kiteboarding is allowed off the public beach at only one location, NE 16 St.

An aerial photo of the launch appears at:
http://tinyurl.com/3o4peb

You will see signs that spell out what the rules are at the entrance and on the beach. There are often traffic cones on the beach in the rigging and launching area and channel marker buoys showing the designated launch corridor. Go out beyond the buoys and stay out, about 100 yards until time to come in. This means coming back through the same channel buoys. This means you have to be able to stay upwind to ride here. IF there isn't enough wind or it is dead onshore to where you can't make it out beyond the buoys and stay out, don't ride here, simple. Do not ride the shore break here, if you want to do that why not find an emptier beach, perhaps north of the inlet? That is as long as it doesn't cause more complaints and problems for our sport.

This beach can become crowded so look out for and protect bystanders from kite hassles. DO NOT come into shore anywhere else particularly a block or so south where we have had a ton of complaints. Those complaints are largely the reason we've lost access to most of this city.

More about the problems in Pompano re: kiteboarding, there's even a podcast at:
http://fksa.org/showthread.php?t=5795
http://fksa.org/showthread.php?t=6813
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