A few reminders if you're riding Montrose.
1. Think before you ride.
2. If you can't control your desire to ride close to shore, over people, through swim areas, in front of cameras, over dogs, over dog owners, and over a bird sanctuary.... then go somewhere else.
3. Please remain North or EAST of the dog beach and swim area. There is a set of stick markers which are red and green... remain east of them or at a minimum north of them.
4. Please stay out of the swim areas. There is a yellow bouy with a light on it placed a good distance from shore. If you are inside that bouy, you are too close to shore.
5. Please respect the 100 foot safety zone around all occupied beaches piers. That means you on your board should be at least 200 feet offshore at all times. Your kite is on apx. 100 foot lines. When it falls it will be 100 feet from shore. 200 feet !
If you are drag racing the beach and there are swimers outside of you, and there are swimmer inside of you.....HINT: you are in the middle of the swim area....you have little or no respect for the safety of others, please kite somewhere else.
If dogs are running back and forth and dog owners are looking up at your kite as you drag race the dog beach...HINT: You are in the dog beach swim area... you have little or no respect for the safety of others, please kite somewhere else.
Launch your kite, zig zag out to the open water (tack back and forth working your way upwind), well clear of the swim areas....and have fun. Why is this so freaking difficult to do at this beach?
Final Hint: We are failing agin in our efforts to self Police. This is exactally what led to the ban last time.
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