You da man Ivo....fire, brews, buddies, stars at night; aw yeah, my kind of party!!!! Hope we don't get the same type of storm we got last time, wooooooweeeeeeee that was a doozy. See you up at the Mecca, wavehog.
asawyer, If you are heading up North around the Platte River Mouth, then you will probably be trying to kite at Point Betsie I would imagine, on this type of forecast...if so, keep an eye out for the Godfather, who will be sporting the Caution kites, his name is Matt Mulligan. Rorke should be there as well ripping it up strapless, with the rest of the TC crew...also a bunch of friendly fellows. Enjoy the river float down the Platte, and drink a Shorts for me!!!!
I will be hitting the road bout 4am Friday, and making a pit stop to pick up some Bell's Oberon to toast the Michigan scene with my BROS.....there should be quite a gathering up there for the thermal action.
FOR ANY ONE heading up to LSP to kite.....Walk upwind (SOUTH) away from the lighthouse about 1/2 mile to launch with the rest of the kiters. DO NOT enter the swim zone with your kite!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you find yourself heading downwind into the area by the lighthouse, keep going downwind and self-land your kite below the swim zone. DO NOT come inside until you bypass ALL swimmers and sunbathers. IT is the 4th of July weekend and the beach is going to crowd up quickly. DON'T WALK YOUR KITE BACK UPWIND THROUGH THE BEACHGOERS, a definite NO-NO!!!!!!
Also be certain to give the windsurfers a wide berth.
The Michigan crew will embrace all who follow these basic rules, and will chastise those who don't. BE RESPECTFUL OF THE MECCA!!!!!! And as Amanda always says: Happy Kiting.