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Cape Cod in June

Postby fatstacks » Mon May 28, 2007 4:34 am

I'm looking for help planning a 3 day trip to Cape Cod in mid June. Where should I go? And not go?

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Postby duckman » Thu May 31, 2007 1:20 pm

Contact Phil Mann at kitesite.net and he'll fill you in. Be warned though Cape Cod is VERY tight for launches from now until Labor Day (early Sept.) You'll be able to ride but the best beaches are not available until after the authorities leave, usually 4 to 5 PM.
We GREATLY appreciate you seeking guidance rather than just showing up.
One last point...ANYWHERE you see anything about no kiting because of Piping plovers (a bird) avoid the area at all costs. These birds are protected beyond belief here with fines of up to $10,000 for harassing them.

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Postby fatstacks » Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:35 am

I tried Phil but got no response. Leaving in the morning and should be there by late afternoon. Where on the Cape do you think I should go for the weekend?

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Postby chemosavi » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:51 am

Maybe you should make a giant Piping Plover costume and try and collect $10,000.00 when the authorities come and harass you in your native habitat. Tell them due to global warming you've lost the ability to fly and a kite is your only way of getting airborne.

If nothing else it would make a great youtube video.

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Postby fatstacks » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:17 am

I figure if I get there early enough I can collect piping plover eggs and sell $11 000 worth exotic omelettes before they come around and slap me with the $10 000 fine. Then I've got $1000 to party with.

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Postby ed257 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:29 am

According to windguru the forecast looks bad for this weekend. Rain Saturday and not much wind.

Hopefully it will be better next week.

Ed

ps West Dennis Beach is the main kiting spot on the Cape. There are strict rules and you have to be able to stay up wind of a buoy - with very little room to work. Once you are outside the buoy you are all set, but when you come back in you have to be upwind of the buoy.

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Postby fatstacks » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:45 am

Ya. I saw the lame forecast. Let's hope it's wrong. Think how often the forecast is for wind and you get skunked. Anyway, thanks for the advice. I will certainly check out West Dennis Beach. Where do you go if you get North or Northeast?

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Postby jkrug » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:12 pm

any north, go to Chapin in Dennis (northside of cape). again, check in w/Phil at kitesite.net in Dennis (southside of cape) for details and rules.

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Postby ed257 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:06 pm

Right, Chapin or Mayflower are both great in North winds.

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Postby mig27 » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:33 pm

Been there in November last year with no kite :cry:

Indeed Dennis beach is nice next to the harbour entrance, although I am not sure what is the name of that beach. You can spot it on google earth though.

The ferries passing by make some good waves. Saw even a guy with an SS Fuel change his board for a Jimmy Lewis waveboard when the ferry passed by 8)

But indeed highly restricted. As a Dutchie it still shocked me, living in a country where birds and so called nature have right of way above all! But only a fine €130,- welcomes you when returning to the beach instead of $10.000,- :o :o :o


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