GWTW Forum
July 22, 2014, 12:47 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Forum Info Login Register Chat  
Welcome to the GWTW Forum.
Guests (non-registered users) can view the forum but are unable to post.  If you don't have anything to say then why would you bother to register?
One of the most popular sections of the GWTW Forum has long been the Swap Meet.  A great place to sell old, seldom flown kites or to get great deals on used (gently flown) kites.  Only registered users can see the Swap Meet section, let alone wheel and deal.  1000's (literally) of kites have changed hands thanks to the Swap Meet.
There are several more benefits to being a registered user, but you'll have to join our little community to find out all the "secrets".
Questions or concerns? Contact Steve ... just drop an email to: forum.gwtwkites@gmail.com

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Flying spots in Fort Lauderdale, FL  (Read 661 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
dyfrgi
Trade Count: (0)
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 36

Location:

« on: September 24, 2009, 09:15 AM »

I'm heading down to Fort Lauderdale for a conference next week and I'm planning to bring a kite with me for downtime. Anyone know of good spots to fly? I'll be staying at the Bahia Mar Beach Resort (http://www.bahiamarhotel.com/).

Hopefully the beach next to the hotel will work, but if not, any other suggestions? I've got a bunch of free afternoons and evenings and I'd like to spend some time flying with nice coastal winds.
Logged
TheherbPentagruel!
Trade Count: (0)
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 13

Location:

« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 08:07 PM »

I havent flown in Ft Lauderdale beach in a couple of years,but when I did, I made sure to hit the beach in the late afternoon after the life guards go home as I fly power kites and seek to avoid being hassled by the powers-that-be and civilians Roll Eyes....in some spots the beach is rather narrow but in others suitably wide. Good luck and have Fun! Smiley

Oscar,Miami
Logged
dyfrgi
Trade Count: (0)
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 36

Location:

« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 08:59 PM »

I wound up flying on Fort Lauderdale Beach, right outside my hotel. There was a nice wide spot where the trees weren't too close. It didn't work out on Sunday since the beach was packed well into the evening, but I was able to fly several times during the week. Man, flying in smooth coastal wind is so much easier than rough inland wind! It made it a lot easier to practice what I'm working on, and more fun.

The lifeguards didn't hassle me and my sport kite one bit. I did run into a guy one evening who was learning to fly power kites one evening and gave him a couple of general tips on 2-line kites.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


items purchased through the links below help support the forum

Our forum is made possible by the good folks whose ads appear below and by the members of our community (PayPal donation button at bottom)
In case you missed it each ad is linked to the sponsors web site.  So please, take a moment and visit our sponsors sites as this forum wouldn't be possible with out them.
Interested in running an ad for your business or kiting event?  Contact Steve at advertise.gwtwkites@gmail.com for a quote.

Kite Classifieds Ad
Kite Classifieds

A Wind Of Change
A Wind Of Change

Kitebookie
Kitebookie.com

Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document

Untitled Document
Untitled Document


Untitled Document
DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB

Support the GWTW Forum

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.8 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.2.1 © 2008-2009
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!