Planning a kite trip around the SPI Kite Round Up May 3-6; http://www.spikiteroundup.com/
The Round Up is an annual event that gives the opportunity to try gear from many kite and board manufacturers... free of charge this year! Great way to compare gear you've been trying to decide between. All kinds of fun to experience during the day at the South Flats. There are also nightlife events each night at a different restaurant-bar. Jason & I had tons of fun last year!
For those that don't know, SPI also has a dedicated windsurf/kitesurf beach. For a nominal monthly or annual fee, you have access to a HUGE open launch exclusive to ONLY water boarders! The passes can be purchased at local shops or here; http://www.spiwindsurfing.com/
The laguna this launch is located on is miles & miles of flat, shallow water, excellent for honing some chops! There is also plenty of opportunity for waves on the Gulf side. And of course, it should be warm & toasty down there for some comfortable boardshort & rashguard riding. Here's a nice aerial; http://www.southpadreislandkiteboarding.com/kitespots_photos.html
I am planning to secure accommodations within a short distance from the laguna action with enough room to share comfortably! Looking to be down there from April 29th - May 8/9th. Let me know who's interested in joining me so we can make a plan!