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Title: Flying at Hilton Head Island, SC ?
Post by: fworley on September 16, 2009, 07:58 AM

Whats the flying like at Hilton Head Island, SC ?

Think thats where we're headed now on hols.

Interested to hear from anybody who's flown there.

Thanks,

-Frazer


Title: Re: Flying at Hilton Head Island, SC ?
Post by: randyg on September 16, 2009, 08:51 AM
I've heard, a couple of years ago, kites weren't allowed on the beach until after 5pm. Not sure if that's the whole beach or just a given area or even if it's still the case.


Title: Re: Flying at Hilton Head Island, SC ?
Post by: fworley on September 16, 2009, 09:05 AM
I've heard, a couple of years ago, kites weren't allowed on the beach until after 5pm. Not sure if that's the whole beach or just a given area or even if it's still the case.
Just saw that:

"Kites not under manual control
Stunt kites 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. April 1 through September 30"

... so my dual line fly is restricted the first few days ... but we'll be there at the 30th mostly.

No Ghost Pyro though  :(

-Frazer


Title: Re: Flying at Hilton Head Island, SC ?
Post by: MtnFlyer on September 16, 2009, 12:15 PM
"Kites not under manual control...
No Ghost Pyro though  :(


Maybe you just need to keep a hand on the line, Frazer.  ;)

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Title: Re: Flying at Hilton Head Island, SC ?
Post by: gwarren on September 17, 2009, 10:49 AM
I feel for you Frazer, to go from Nag's Head to Hilton Head- Tails it is, You LOOSE!  I only went to Hilton Head before I got into kites, but I sure can't picture any decent places to fly slk's or stunts.  There will be plenty of places to shop and eat though!  :D :'(

glen


Title: Re: Flying at Hilton Head Island, SC ?
Post by: superbird on September 23, 2009, 07:17 AM
flew there 2yrs ago despite the restrictions.  nice big, open beaches, at least where i was on the north side near port royal.  winds are better than the surf, had a couple days of steady 5mph.  i think they'll only enforce if someone complains, so i made sure my flying was away from the masses.

actually got more flying in there than my recent trip to OBX - kitesurfers where in heaven though!



Title: Re: Flying at Hilton Head Island, SC ?
Post by: fworley on October 04, 2009, 03:39 PM

Well ... we've been here more than a week now and I can report than Hilton Head is a
great place to fly and visit. Teri found us a nice apartment for a good price just a short
walk to the beach. We rented bikes which allowed me to find the quieter spots on the
beach ... and the light foot / bike traffic has been no issue at all ... none of usual old
farts waddling under the kite / into the lines or any of that nonsense.

There is plenty enough to do in town ... nice cafes, bakeries restaurants and the like and
it has a very pleasant / laid back vibe.

We'll be coming again ... could become a regular hangout.

-Frazer