John and the boys, you know this, but for the not so locals attending Long Beach.Here is a Long Beach guide from someone who actually flies the arse out of the wind at WSIKF!
Park your car (if you are driving) in the top car park and walk down to the beach. Getting a pass and parking further toward the beach just isn't worth it as you cannot leave until the end of the day.(not that you would want to)
Coffee and pastries available not far from street entrance of beach.
Also durring the festival an ok coffee stand half way down vendors.
Beer tent also.
The rev area is usually at the end of the roadway and to the left.
Make sure you get the water side of the Rev area!.
If it is in the usual place the wind gets squirly toward the board walk and end of the roadway.
All old folks and clubs jam into the board walk area.
Crap wind. They should know better.( Some of those guys will be up at 4.30 in the morning to reserve thier spot next to the porta potties.)
I call them the "Prostate Club"(one day the younger members will get that)
There is a reason that we take the walk and fly closer to the water!
Much easier durring the weekend to enter the demo field from that point.
The wind gets real silky. With 20 of you guys flying it will be gravy.
The evening wind when everyone is feeding their faces is s... hot and it gets super smooth in the sunset.
A first for any of you East Coast guys coming over. It's all the wrong way round. North is right not left.
When the crowd arrives (friday onwards)it gets people heavy and people stupid.
Most of the lard arses won't leave the back of thier trucks or use the four wheel drive that they just have to have for driving on the freeway!
It could be an idea to do like old man Ray and see if you can't do rope area for just you.
Parents will park them selves and thier adorable children in the most stupid places.
As for being away from the crowd. Whats the line in Field of Dreams" if you build it they will come"
I'll box in the back of you to keep the idiots with flow forms flying through you.
The pictures attached are from one such evening the others were feeding.