FKA Kiteboarding Forums  

Go Back   FKA Kiteboarding Forums > MAIN FORUM > ** KITER BUZZ **
Connect with Facebook

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-25-2011, 09:35 PM
RickI's Avatar
RickI RickI is offline
Site Admin
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 8,697
Default Important - Beach Access Update

Just went to a commission meeting in Lauderdale By-The-Sea. You may recall, this was the fairly small coastal town (with five miles of beach!), which was very close to:

1. Requiring registration of all kiters at a fee of $60., (perhaps as high as $300. if some had their preference), per year.

2. Issuance of a kiter identity card to folks that register and show proof of PASA or IKO Level III certification.

3. Possible limitation of the number of kiter registrations.

4. Stopping all kiting instruction.

5. Possible creation of two designated launches.

Some major restrictions in response to what seems to have been limited complaints largely reportedly caused by a small handful of kiters. This approach was dropped close to completion in 2009. It sounds like there are even fewer complaints today.

Tonight the main issue was illegal kite instruction and the loss of control of kites slamming into the beach and bystanders. The other issues may or may not stay on the sidelines, largely depending on us.

IF we want to avoid all these restrictions or worse, there is something we need to do. It is pretty simple, to discourage kite instruction of ANY kind at the beach there. I understand there are very few instructors that teach here. It may come down fairly easily to either they go or WE ALL go.

Also, new kiters or folks working on kite control will sure as hell see us all shut down IF they drop their kites anywhere close to bystanders. This is not a location to work on basic kite control.

So, those are two things we need to try to make happen IF we want to keep riding here without a lot more restrictions or worse. Seems to be an easy choice to me. Your actions or inaction will decide how this works out.

FKA, Inc.

transcribed by:
Rick Iossi

Last edited by RickI; 01-26-2011 at 08:36 AM.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

Do not advertise outside of [COM] Forums.
Do not show disrespect for others in your postings.
Users can be denied access to this Site without warning.
FKA, Inc., it’s officers and moderators are not responsible
for the content of the postings and any links or pictures posted.

Report Problems by PM to “administrator” or via email to

Copyright FKA, Inc. 2004, All Rights Reserved.