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Old 02-22-2007, 09:26 PM
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Here is some video of Damion, Alex and Packet.
Ft Lauderdale crew...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgP-IN3G28Q

Jumping the sand bar at Tiger Tail - Marco Is.
While everyone else - gave it a pass and looked on!!

Conditions awesome - 35mph consistant.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:24 PM
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awesome stuff, that was a fun but cold day no doubt
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:23 PM
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Chris wrote

Jumping the sand bar at Tiger Tail - Marco Is.
While everyone else - gave it a pass and looked on!!

Enrique from Naples wrote ( http://www.swfloridakiteboarding.com/tigertail.htm)
The reason everybody gave it a pass and looked on is because you jumped into a no
Kiteboarding zone
Reason
1. Bird sanctuary
2. Park rangers (said DONT kite there please)
3. Conseation owner asked not to kite in south lagoon
4. Advisor for tiger tail said WARNING don’t kite in there or else


Very good xrated especially Damion, Alex, and Packet
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:16 AM
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I imagine it's tough having Tiger tail as your local launch, Enrique.
We have a moderately similar situation here at North Beach within Ft. Desoto (with much less kiting visitors). A few years ago we lost access to NB due to a similar occurrence. Infringing on bird nesting activities was stated as the primary concern and cause for the action, although several complaints from park visitors about the kiting stunts witnessed (jumping over park visitors who were swimming) didn't help.

The local windsurfers got a lawyer and regained limited access for us (because they too, may have lost privileges at NB).
We now have access to restricted areas. We use to ride "wherever". The rangers become more vigilant as bird nesting increases, and prefer we stay south of that swimming area and avoid NB altogether at certain times.

In the past this has brought up conversations about 'rights' and responsibilities within parks and at other launches.
All I know is that environmental issues are taken very seriously within parks, especially in sensitive areas such as bird sanctuaries. (I worked seven years as a marine research scientist, working closely with state and federal parks).
I also know, from experience, that not all kiters are interested in "following rules".
After all, isn't kiting about breaking all the rules? (rhetorical)

And lastly, if you speak out, you will tend to be on your own, even if others are in agreement with what you say.
(That's all I will say this year about it)



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Old 02-25-2007, 06:01 PM
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I am pretty sure Damion, Alex and Packet were not aware of the 'Out of Bounds'. And the local guys did inform any one of us visiting?

No problem - Next time we'll know what to do - We'll take the camera and shoot the guys going from the Ocean side into kite boarder zone!
It's only an extra 20' of sand bar...
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