It's going to be a gorgeous, sunny, windy weekend if you head up to either Sheboygan or LSP. Prob won't be enough wind elsewhere to kite, but you never know. Classic thermal set-up!!!!!
Kite safe and be respectful of others, especially when travelling to out of state beaches!!!! If it is too crowded for your skill level, or just TOO CROWDED period....either get there early, stay late, or decide NOT to throw up your kite. Be smart about it, and please listen to the more experienced kiters at the beach about safety issues!
Today would be better in Sheboygan for any new kiters. Tomorrow they have fireworks at the harbor and the beach will be crowded. The Sherriff will be asking ALL the kiters who are challenged to stay upwind...to please stay off the water SATURDAY. Don't be dissing the sherriff........and check with him about the beach rules!
Up in LSP, it is imperative to stay far upwind of the lighthouse with the other kiters. IF you start going downwind, come in well before the beachgoers at the lighthouse, OR go well downwind, land your kite and walk back up the beach. DO NOT walk with your kite flying through the crowd of people at the lighthouse!!
Enjoy the weekend, please follow the rules and bring some beer and food for the locals!!!! It's always nice to leave a good impression for next time. They will look forward to seeing you show up, instead of being stoked to watch you leave.
Prob heading to Shesablowin' today, and LSP this weekend. Look me up if you want to try a BROKITE board, or if you have an extra coldie!
I post this info all the time for two simple reasons.....I get feedback from the locals at these beaches regularly on the Chicago crew, and I am a sworn-in deputy of the Sherriff's evergrowing posse!!!!
SAFETY FIRST, and be a positive representation for the Chicago kiters when travelling elsewhere. Have FUN.