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Postby RickI » Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:08 am

Unfortunately, quite a bit of content on this subject was lost during the crash. Pending updating new information on kitebeaches, I will toss out some general comments here.

For folks visiting Orlando, most agree that the inland lakes are not particularly riding at given uneven inland winds. Cocoa Beach is about 1 hour by car to the east along Beeline Hwy. and Tampa/St. Pete are about 2 1/2 hours to the west.

For some content on Tampa/St. Pete, Jeff Weiss of kitemare.com had put together some good resources at:

http://www.kitemare.com/Tampa%20St.Pete ... arding.htm

Jeff also teaches in Cocoa and has prepared some information at:

http://www.kitemare.com/Cocoa_beach%20Kiteboarding.htm

Laitham Kelly, the FKA Cocoa AC could also help out with local information and precautions at:

laithamkellum@321kite.com

Lots of realtime, archived wind information and other related info appears at ikitesurf.com

an east coast weather site appears at:

http://www.nettrust.com/surf/

Have a good trip!

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Postby RickI » Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:25 pm

Still more info about the Cocoa area on the east coast of Florida appears at:

http://www.kiteforum.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2299793

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Postby RickI » Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:51 pm

--- In kitesurf@yahoogroups.com, "StevePEI" <stevepowerup@h...> wrote:
> Going to Orlando on March break.
> Can anyone tell me if & where the local kite shops are?
> Also plan on going to the coast for a couple of afternoons.
> Where do most of the locals kitesurf?
> Thanks
> Steve/PEI

Hello Steve,

Some info about kiteboarding in the Central Florida area appears at:

http://www.kiteforum.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2299441

As to shops, on the east coast in Daytona north of Cocoa is:

Sandy Point Progressive Sports
http://www.progressivesports.com

on the west coast in the Tampa area there is:

Watersports West
http://www.funonwater.com/WS/index.html

There are no doubt other shops in the area, so let us know guys.

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Postby latino » Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:20 am

ricki will be nice to put a mini forum for sw florida from cape coral to marco island .
thank you

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Postby RickI » Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:08 am

latino wrote:ricki will be nice to put a mini forum for sw florida from cape coral to marco island .
thank you


I think this is as small a forum division that we can make for now on kiteforum. There is an existing forum for SW Florida at the FKA website:

http://fksa.org/index.php?c=23&sid=8bae ... 93f675b34a

It is just sitting there ready to be used by Florida kiteboarders. You can talk about things that are important to local riders, meets, conditions, epic sessions ... lots of possibilities. Why not pass the word to other locals and get them onboard?

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naples florida , marcos , tiger tail 1/6/2006

Postby latino » Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:09 am

hi , friday 6, 2006 we are expecting a cold front wind from nw 15 to 20 gust 29 to 31.
i know lot of you guys go to tiger tail
please respect my spot and the other
local kiteboarders.
no launch your kite in the first lagoon go to the secon lagoon
dont launch or ride in bird teritory or taking the signs out
dont leave trash or enything on the beach.

please respect our spot

if you cam friday and want to join us to do a downwinde
from naples to marco youre welcome to join us
naples go to 18 ave north or
south of the pier , 5 block south from the pier

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Re: naples florida , marcos , tiger tail 1/6/2006

Postby RickI » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:04 am

latino wrote:hi , friday 6, 2006 we are expecting a cold front wind from nw 15 to 20 gust 29 to 31.
i know lot of you guys go to tiger tail
please respect my spot and the other
local kiteboarders.
no launch your kite in the first lagoon go to the secon lagoon
dont launch or ride in bird teritory or taking the signs out
dont leave trash or enything on the beach.

please respect our spot

if you cam friday and want to join us to do a downwinde
from naples to marco youre welcome to join us
naples go to 18 ave north or
south of the pier , 5 block south from the pier


I noticed that SW Florida is predicted to have some wind this weekend. I was even thinking about a first roadtrip to Tigertail. Thanks for your precautions.

Would you print and complete list of suggested guidlines for riding at the Park? I would be happy to write them on your behalf based upon your input if you would like. They could be posted here, on the FKA forum of this site, perhaps added to the kitebeaches.com writeup and also included on the FKSA.org site to really try to get the word out there. If you would like me to call please PM me with your number and a good time to call and will work it out in short order.

Thanks,


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