I was just talking with Andy Heaton of KiteHigh and a suggestion he made hit home and this email crystalizes the idea. We talk about bans and risk of kitesurfing bans frequently. Some folks need more than something as abstract as a risk to motivate them to protect access. To that end, I would like to create an international database of kitesurfing bans. This will serve as a heads up to kitesurfers about what has happened, where and why. Most importantly it will give riders hard examples on what we ALL NEED TO WORK TO AVOID HAPPENING where we kitesurf.
So, if you know about a ban, not a threatened ban but an actual "no kitesurfing here" situation, please cut, paste, fillout and email in the form below to me PRIVATELY for inclusion in the database. The database will be located at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kitesurf/ ... 0Database/
So please contribute, we are all in this together.
Kitesurfing Ban Information Form
Location of ban (city, state, province,etc., country):_______________________________________________________________
Specific beach or launch name: _________________________________________
Reason for ban:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Is someone or an association working to reverse the ban Y or N, if yes who is doing this?______________________________________________
email address: _________________________________________________