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Author Topic: Beach "Territory" or Right of Way?  (Read 10473 times)
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« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2010, 09:45 AM »

You need to go to the far west end of the island, nearly to San Luis Pass.  The beach is wider there (at least it was 4 years ago before I moved to California and two big hurricanes hit Galveston), and a lot less crowded.  No real facilities, though.

I so wish I was back home.   Embarrassed

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« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2010, 10:26 AM »

I'll try that end next time I go.
I was hitting RA because during the "winter" there was usually no one at all out there and very wide beach (they have room for parking and camping right on the beach) That weekend was the first time I had been out there where there was that kind of crowd. Usually I am out of there when people start invading my space but interest in watching the kites seemed high with most of the people there and with the occasional inevitable exception, people were very understanding and respectful of my window.

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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2010, 02:13 PM »

These days if I get "invaded" I normally pack up and move. It's not worth the arguments and potential damage to kites and people.

If dogs are around I dontt take chances any more...I have only had 2 incidents with dogs...neither was great for either 1 case the dog grabbed and damaged my DS, in another I smashed into and rode over a full grown Labrador at 50 kph in my kite buggy being pulled along by a 6.5m race kite and tumbled it along for many metres...The owner was distraught, I felt bad, but luckily the dog was somehow ok.The only thing that could have happend out of that incident was a ban on buggying. Luckily that didnt happen ...but I dont take that risk anymore....

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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2010, 02:19 PM »

glad to hear i'm not alone with regards to 'some' other kiters. thought maybe i was just being too sensitive, but it would appear many of you have stories.

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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2010, 04:06 PM »

I'm lucky to live right near the ocean, but finding a place to fly is quite difficult.  I have a SLK that basically just requires standing room, but the stunt kites are a challenge.  The beaches that are within a convenient distance are small and narrow and fill up quickly.  I like dogs and if I had one I would be out there with the other dog owners.  And on these beaches dogs are aloud to run free in the off season, or morning or evening during the high season.  My original post was mostly a case of "I was here first".  I definitely wasn't confrontational.

We are definitely in a very space-intensive sport.  You figure a soccer field supports 22 people running around, but each of us requires a circle of about 2/3 of that size all to ourselves.  I just think in cases like the one I described where it is still early in the year and the beach was pretty empty, one would think people would give each other more space.  If it was 4th of July and I was trying to claim 200' to myself to fly a kite, I would completely understand the encroachment.
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