Montrose was almost like a kite park Sunday... and what a bea-U-tiful day! Kites on the water until around noon when it lightened up too much for those shenanigans, then Jason & I broke out the foils, buggy & landboard for the rest of the afternoon. Others soon joined the sand tacks including not yet officially certified to ride the waters of Montrose Tyler on his Bigfoot ballon tired trike!! Suddenly we were surrounded by single lined recreational kites piloted by standard issue beach goers which added nicely to the aesthetic! Winked at a couple as I passed by with my big kite and got big approving smiles back... we all coexisted in sweet harmony. All except for one roaming mutt who decide to pee on my just outta da factory plastic Ozone C4 15M!! He ducked and trotted briskly yet shamefully around me towards his end of the beach as I gave a stern yell and pointed the misdirected canine to his area. We even got one brand spankin' new ambitious female beginner up on a trainer kite who did quite nicely obliging to her safety briefing as WELL as kite control!
A few of us could use to be a little more contentious of getting too close to the dog beach and we all should make certain we obtain (if possible) & are flying our streamers even in the "off season" but all in all, there was a lot of safe & courteous kiting goin' on! Even on land, I saw kiters taking the initiative to stay clear of other visitors. Any of the aforementioned rule bending was openly discussed with most and duly noted. It seemed that everyone present agreed that we need to get those streamers on our kites and keep 'em there year round, not only out of respect for the rules set forth, but also to check ourselves with each other as well as set a good example for the newcomers present who are checking the scene. I talked with a kiter visitor from Oregon who showed up to scope the happs. He asked about rules but seemed to have already educated himself before even setting foot on Chi sand. He gladly showed me his IKO III instructor credentials and asked about obtaining a streamer. I informed him of the possible streamer shortage and welcomed him to kite our spot, asking him to present again his card to anyone who might question while kiting during his stay this week. He was very courteous. It was refreshing to meet an out of town kiter who took it upon himself to thoroughly do his homework before showing up to visiting launch.
Great day on the sunny city skyline... nothing else like it!! Really makes one appreciate what we have here. I look forward to more!!
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