NO KITE FLYING ALLOWED
Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:36 PM
The beach patrol at Myrtle Beach has certainly been known to 'harass' kite flyers but my experience was ten years ago and the person who ran the beach patrol (contract with city) is now in prison.
Anyway...any public beaches where kites are prohibited? Could save someone some grief when planning a vacation or trip.
Posted 21 May 2007 - 02:42 PM
Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:19 PM
The individual who had the contract with Myrtle Beach was an obnoxious, arrogant male of Middle Eastern or Persian extraction. He liked to cruise up and down the beach in this huge, black SUV equipped with all sorts of psuedo-law enforcement lighting. His demeanor was hilarious. "I rule the beach" he'd say. Yeah, right. He ruled the beach...and his private parasailing/sailboat rental business...to the point where he was investigated and subsequently arrested, charged, and convicted of any number of things including unlawful possession of firearms and now Mr. "I rule the beach" is serving time at the Broad River Correctional Facility (state prison) in Columbia.
I love a story with a happy ending.
NO HASSLES whatsoever flying at Pawley's Island.
Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:21 PM
Where did you hear that? I have flown there. It was a few years ago. I was thinking about it this last weekend when the weather was so good. I will have to try it again soon and let you know if I end up in kite jail!!
I've heard bits and pieces that one of the popular Eastern Florida beaches prohibits kite flying. I can't remember the source.
Posted 21 May 2007 - 03:24 PM
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Apex (land of light and variable wind) NC
Posted 22 May 2007 - 12:47 AM
Pawleys Island... I haven't been there since I was a kid. I'm looking for places to go camping next year. Do they take trailers and dogs?
There's no camping allowed on Pawley's Island...probably because there's simply no place to camp.
Posted 26 May 2007 - 05:46 PM
Posted 27 May 2007 - 05:21 PM
Hilton Head SC has specific rules prohibiting stunt kites on the public beaches. Not sure if it is always or just during certain times of the year.
When I was at Hilton Head a few years ago, stunt kites were banned between 10 am and 6 pm from April to September or October. I wondered why until I flew the next morning. By 10 am, the beach was packed with people walking, jogging, collecting shells, kids everywhere, etc. It just wasn't safe to fly stunters. But single liners were okay. I flew a trio of fighters for hours without problems. After 6 pm, the beaches pretty much cleared out and it was safer to fly again.
After being at the beach for a week, I understood the restrictions.
Wings Across Carolina Kiting & Okra Society
Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:51 PM
Instead of banishing kiteflying, why wouldn't they just require you to mark off a section for your kite to keep people safe? Sometimes I just don't understand people.
Inevitably some dingus will plop their beach towel, umbrella, and self in the middle of where you're flying no matter how you mark it.
Posted 29 May 2007 - 06:14 PM
Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:49 PM
Posted 30 May 2007 - 02:31 PM
Like I said. I just don't understand people.
Here's the hard truth:
Unless you own the beach where you're flying, it's not yours to mark off. Yeah, you can ask people to please not park themselves where you're flying but if they don't you're really not in a position to make them leave.
Posted 30 May 2007 - 06:03 PM
Posted 31 May 2007 - 06:27 AM
Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:33 AM
I was flying one of my home made flat kites (not a revo.) and I was told (by a lifesaver) that my kite would interfere with the airplanes frequency??? I explained the lifesaver that my kite had only 75 feet line lenghts, and would not interfere with any planes leaving from LAX (Los Angeles, International Airport) but he an another "lifesaver" didn't let me fly my kite. I have not been back at that beach ever, since then. That's okay, there are thousands of miles of beach I can go to. And better ones.
Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:07 AM
Maybe it was rent a guard rules since there must have been no bikinis for them to chase on the beach
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