You said "A ton of people showed up participants, regulars, visitors and general beach visitors. "
I am considering moving to Kailua, but I am worried by the following description of the beach on 'Kitebeaches.com' which states:
"Kailua is a bay which has a nice sandy beach that is enjoyed by many beach goers. The beach is lined by houses and often the beach is packed with people. Because of it's ideal design, many beginners come to Kailua. There have been many problems with kites in trees, yards, on people, etc. The Kailua Neighborhood Board is avidly trying to ban kiting at Kailua."
Is this beach where the races are held and if so, was there any "blow-back" from the homeowners?
Should I be worried about moving there and then, having no place to kite?
I've always appreciated your advice and comments in past threads.
Am I needlessly worried about this?
No it is not needlessly worried because we do have to work on keeping access. We have not had any blowback, I think in part because the event went off without incident, in part because of how the Naish guys made it all work...and because it was sanctioned by the State and county. We had all the permits.
Now we do need people that are worried to be at the beach because that makes sure someone will tell visitors and others that step over the line politely where the line is. We need bodies that go to the meetings whenever things blow out of proportions. For now there are no problems. We have even gotten signage saying that in the wind zone kiters and windsurfers are allowed. We are working diligently with regulators in this, and although some people in the neighborhood board would like to see kiting banned there is still some way between them wanting it, and actual bans. Btw Some of the members also want to ban; hobie cats, kayak rentals, weddings, photography, any commercial activity in addition to putting restrictions pretty much anything that is fun.