Again....the lifeguards are kids. We are not supposed to be asking them questions about kitesurfing. They are not supposed to be policing us. We don't want 16 ur olds policing us. We are supposed to know the rules and follow them.
The lifeguards have no authority to rewrite our rules and we shouldn't be asking them if it's ok to not follow the rules.
It's up to each kite boarder at Montrose to self police each other.
What the guards will do is tell their Beach Captain. Then a call is made to the CPD office. Then I get a call. If the streamer system fails then we go back to leaving our cards at the main lifeguard office while kiteboarding.
We are supposed to launch, tack upwind to the deep water far from shore, kite board out there, then return to shore to land.
The only real decision made by the lifeguards is..... Kiteboarding is or isn't allowed on a day by day basis. Their judgement is based on beach and crowd conditions, as well as swim area co ditions. They make no judgement based on winds or the suitability of the wind or waves.
Thanks for joining the discussion Bryce and welcome to crazy beach!