Under “Guidelines for safe kite surfing at Silver Strand State beach (Advanced skill level):”,
item # 4 states, “Jumping: Because of waves, a kiter will be required
to jump at Silver Strand whether wanting to or not. Rider must be able to fully control orientation, and to accurately predict landing spot in a jump.”
I’ve never been there so I don’t know what it’s like but assuming that this “guideline” is meant to be followed and will be enforced, STRAPLESS RIDERS WON’T BE WELCOME at this WAVE location.
NOTE: The “Reference information” is from the SCKA (located in Long Beach about 3+ hours away, near L.A. and happens to be only FLAT water. The Strand is near San Diego, CA).
In the event that these "guidelines" are adopted at other State beaches with waves, I wonder how much support for access strapless riders can expect to get from non-waveriders who have concluded that more and more waveriders (especially strapless ones) have been attempting to LIMIT other kiters' ACCESS based upon flawed and irrational theories regarding who should have the ROW.
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