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Old 11-19-2008, 01:16 PM
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Sanibel, kiteboarding rules

The Sanibel Lighthouse launch represents a UNIQUE kiteboarding launch in this area particularly for easterly winds. Our numbers have grown too great to reliably maintain our privilege to ride here without some rules. A few complaints or incidents and we could lose access; we need to work to avoid that from happening. Please read these rules and help enforce them for the sake of all of our access.

1. Kiteboarders must setup launch and land within the designated area. Wide kiteboarding corridors located 50’ to the east. To the east of the entrance to the beach

2. Always yield the right of way and be courteous to bystanders. Work hard to avoid complaints that could see kiteboarding stopped at this unique launch.

3. If you are an inexperienced kiteboarder this is not a recommended riding area. It is too easy to end up downwind and off island adrift.

4. Kiteboarding instruction is not recommended here given crowding and poor layout for downwind riding.

5. Line kites up on the beach in parallel and wind up your lines leaving a space for bystanders to walk along the beach.

6. No kite jumping or kite flying on the beach, use the beach to lunch and land

7. Kite 50’ from shore AWAY FROM SWIMMERS ; approach the beach to land your kite

8. Help other kiteboarders to lunch or land

9. (Suggestion) all kiteboarders should be certified.

10. Kiteboarders respect windsurfers, stay 20’ away from them on the water, Exercise the right of way rule with windsurfers and kiteboarders.

These rules were put together from kiteboarders to kiteboarders to protect the right to kite in Sanibel help enforce them for the sake of all of our access

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FLORIDA KITESURFING ASSOSIATION, RICKY
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:15 PM
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Thanks for this and I will follow any local rules for sure. One question; I was taught a bunch of years ago and now a pretty high level rider, how does one get certified? we don't have any of that stuff around here RI/Cape Cod area.

Oh yea and I think you forgot one; please don't go up from behind the shellers yelling "who's ya daddy" doing the Happy Gilmore with your bar!

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Old 11-19-2008, 02:51 PM
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hi john

you can get certified by any iko or pasa instructor in the usa
they will certify you on your skill level

if you are in the naples fort myers and sanibel area i will be more than happy to
certify you

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Old 11-20-2008, 09:20 AM
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Thanks Enrique, I'll give you a call when I'm down during Christmas, I guess it's a good thing to have just in case, hopefully have some nice breeze on during
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:52 PM
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hows it been down there latley? looks like you guys have had some wind. It's been good up here http://www.vimeo.com/2339525 Newport video a couple weeks ago, yesterday was epic 25-30 SSW, 60 degree air/55 degree water with 8-12' waves, check out the pic, it was really good out there in the middle! But I think its all over now for warm stuff so I'm getting stoked for FL.

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Old 03-05-2009, 02:30 PM
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OK everyone, I'm heading to Sanibel Sat to the 16th, so I'm sure there will be no wind at all, hot and sunny too, typical
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These rules are very useful for those who are visiting SW Florida for the first time...but pleasure is guaranteed for all visitors!
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