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Oles
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Spots at Santa Monica State Beach?

Postby Oles » Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:39 pm

Hi,

Going to Santa Monica a week in May and hoping to do some kite surfing too in between work. Trying to find some spots there but even if it looks very promising I can't seem to figure out rules and regulations. Anyone know about any good spots on the mentioned beach or Palisades Beach or any other beaches near by?

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Ole from Norway

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Postby tiger20 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:30 am

I live in Santa Monica and spend the whole year hoping for wind that never comes. Santa Monica is a perfect little bay area for kiteboarding with a diagonal onshore wind that would be epic if it ever got windy. Yet is rarely ever does. Your best bet is to drive south 30 miles to Seal beach. Some how they get lots of wind, and the area is great for riding.

Belmont Shore (near Seal Bech in Long Beach, CA)
http://www.kitebeaches.com/kitebeaches/ ... hp?id=1452

North of Santa Monica there are some options in Ventura (40 Miles north)
But the shores are rocky and are tough to launch and land. Plus dealing with Surfers.
http://www.kitebeaches.com/kitebeaches/ ... hp?id=1251

Santa Barbara has a few spots.
http://www.kitebeaches.com/kitebeaches/ ... hp?id=1624

So in closing, These are your options for kite spots in the Los Angeles area:

C Street, Ventura
Leo Carillo
Topanga
Rat Beach (Torrance, redondo beach area)
Cabrillo Beach (Advanced Only)
Belmont Shore, Long Beach
Seal Beach
Sunset Beach
Bolsa Chica
Huntington Beach

Google will have all the info you need on these spots. And don't bring small kites. 12m + :thumb: California is Long board, Large kite territory. If you want epic conditions you need to drive 6 hours north to San Francisco or 8 hours south to Baja or Ventana Mexico.


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