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KurtCira

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In Topic: Flying at Miami Beach

07 November 2013 - 11:38 AM

Hi Xray,

 

Since I live near Fort Lauderdale I don't spend a lot of time at South Beach, although I work close to Haulover Park, commonly called North Beach. Kite flying is not prohibited on the beaches as far as I know. I would suggest using Google Maps satellite view to check out the beach near where you will be staying. South Beach has been built out so the beach is fairly wide, much wider most beaches to the north. That's the good. The bad is that South Beach is very popular so it can be crowded. Earlier in the day or before sunset are probably the least busy. Look on the satellite view for areas without cabanna's.

 

I can try to meet up with you, but be sure to connect with Rich (quaa714). He is in Normandy Island area of Miami Beach (between South and North Beaches) and likes to fly whenever he can. If you are going to bring just one kite I'd suggest a Mid-vent, but as Rich said set with standard and vented would be best. Lines 75 feet or so are goodt, but I find I often need to use shorter ones (40' or so) if the beach is busy. There is a Kite store with an adjacent grass area on the bay side of Haulover Park near the bridge over the inlet at the south end. It's a good place to fly especially if the wind is west to northwest. Hope to meet you.


In Topic: Flying at Miami Beach

30 October 2013 - 10:58 AM

I hope you didn't harass those nude sunbathers.cat_lol.gif Only the north end of Haulover Beach is clothing optional. I agree that our sand is not the best thing for your sail. At least I'm not dragging mine across the sand all the time anymore. I usually fly at some baseball and soccer fields or a golf course close to my house with nice soft grass.

 

I am working with a view of the beach from my desk and today is definitely a full or extra-vent day. The kite-surfers are having a great time.

 

Too bad we won't get a chance to fly this time. Hope we see you next time through.


In Topic: Flying at Miami Beach

29 October 2013 - 11:05 AM

Hi Swannie.

From Miramar it's pretty easy to get to Haulover Park. Take the 826 from Golden Glades east till it ends, then go south on A1A (Collins Avenue) about a mile. There is parking and some grassy areas on the west (Biscayne Bay-Intra Coastal side). A good bet is next to the Kite Shop in the trailer at the south end of the park (you can park free next to the store). Winds tend to be east to north-east now. The beach at Haulover is wider than most down here, but 75' lines are about the maximum. I'd bring some shorter ones as well. For inland flying there is a Broward County park called Vista View just north and east of I-75 and Griffin Road (a few minutes north of Miramar) that is built on an old landfill so it's high and mostly treeless. The grass isn't the greatest but it works with winds from any direction. Admission is only $1.50/ person.

I'll PM you with my contact info and we can see if we can get together.


In Topic: Flying at Miami Beach

08 October 2013 - 09:59 AM

Hi guys,

I live and work and in the Miami/ Fort Lauderdale area and would love to meet up with you. There aren't any Rev flyers nearby (except for a couple of guys that I am teaching) so I could use the company. I agree that 75' to 80' lines are about the longest you can expect to fly, especially during the tourist season. I've been flying with 40' lines most of the time when I go to the beach. There aren't any regulations about kites that I know about but showing courtesy is always best.


In Topic: Global Rev Count.

01 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

I might as well add mine to the list:

1-EXP

1-1.5 B Standard

1-1.5 B Mid-Vent

1-1.5 B Vented

 

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