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Old 01-01-2005, 01:57 PM
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Default Crandon Park - Interim Situation

The current rules for kiteboarding at Crandon Park in Miami follow. Efforts are underway to create a new system through which kiteboarding will be allowed to continue at the Park. Indifferent and irresponsible riding practices may well kill this effort for sustained kiteboarding at this great launch. At this time, an access streamer is not required. Time will tell if we are successful in this or not. In the mean time PLEASE follow these few simple rules, particularly:

STAY BEYOND THE BUOYS AND OUT OF THE SWIM AREA TO THE SOUTH.

DO NOT HAVE A KITE FLYING WITHIN SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET OF THE SHORT TOURS GIVEN TO CHILDREN ALONG THE BEACH AND IN THE GRASS BEDS.

There aren't that many other rules so please help to avoid our being banned for a THIRD TIME at this great launch.

>
> > Kitesurfing Rules For Crandon Park, Key Biscayne, Florida
> > June 4, 2004
> >
> > 1. Keep yourself, your kite and your gear off the dunes and all
> > planted areas – this is an environmentally sensitive and protected
> > area. Persons in or on dunes may be arrested. All kiteboarders must
> > sign in at the Park entrance where you pay the parking fee each time
> > they ride at Crandon Park.
> >
> > 2. If you are an inexperienced kite flyer, or the conditions exceed
> > your capabilities, do not launch your kite here – you will endanger
> > beach patrons, other kitesurfers and yourself. Find a safe place to
> > practice and/or seek professional instruction.
> >
> > 3. Kitesurfers must set-up, enter, and exit the water within the
> > designated 200 yard-wide area to the north of Lifeguard tower #6.
> > Absolutely no kite flying is permitted outside of this area when
> > within 300 yards of shore.
> >
> > 4. The Key Biscayne Nature Center conducts nature tours along this
> > section of beach. DO NOT fly or launch within 300 yards of tour
> > groups. Launch only when clear of all bystanders. Give right-of-way
>to
> > all beach patrons and swimmers. Stay at least 300 yards clear of
> > anyone in the water or on the beach.
> >
> > 5. The area immediately to the south of the kite-launch area is a
> > designated park swim area. This is a strictly enforced NO-FLY zone.
> > You will be asked to leave the park and not to return to Kiteboard.
> >
> > 6. If you crash your kite while kitesurfing and are unable to
> > relaunch, or if you cannot return within the designated launch area,
> > disable your kite a minimum 300 yards away from shore, roll it up
>and
> > swim/walk it in. Do not exit the water with an uncontrollable kite
>or
> > with a kite that can relaunch unexpectedly.
> >
> > 7. A reliable kite leash MUST be attached to your body at all times
>to
> > prevent runaway kites that could harm beach patrons.
> >
> > 8. Line kites up on the beach in parallel and wind up your lines
> > leaving the MANDITORY emergency roadway along the water.
> >
> > 10. Kitesurfing Instructors: you must be approved by the Park
>Manager
> > and have a special permit to conduct lessons here.
> >
> > 11. REMEMBER: it is your responsibility to protect Park patrons and
> > bystanders. Always fly with care. Protect your kiteboarding access
>by
> > helping to enforce these guidelines. Failure to riders to comply
>with
> > these rules may result in the closing of the Park to kiteboarding.
> >
> > 12. PERMISSIBLE kitesurfing times are as follows: 7 days a week, 8
>am
> > to Park closing.
> >
>
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