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I am moving to Marina Del Rey, and looking for good kiting spots down there. If anyone has input, please pipe up. On splocs it says Santa Monica between lifeguard stations 28 and 29 is a spot, but Sat and Sun were kiteable days with side onshore 15+ (admittedly, more onshore than side, but still kiteable) and I saw not one kite on the beach or in the water. Do people really kite down there? Glad to be back here for an epic day today but gotta figure this out.
I can't comment on your question, but this is somewhat related. I hope I don't hijack the thread too much.
It seems that as far a forum for SoCal goes, all they have is iKite, where the general tone can be less than helpful and it doesn't seem to be very community oriented. I have socalkite.com registered and have been thinking of basically mirroring this site with a clean database to launch socalkite.com. My motivation is two-fold - to provide them with a place online to say what they need to say and give them a shot of actually building a 'nicer' community. (If they deserve it or not is another question!), and ultimately maybe to have a few ad dollars come in. At least I'm being honest.
But we've all seen for years that online anyways, they are more often difficult and combative than helpful and friendly. Do you think if they had a decent forum, that would change? To build a forum with users and content takes time and some fail, but it could be good for the socal community...
What do you all think?
Belmont Shore, Topenga or further up to Leo Carillo. Only low wind in Santa Monica or Venice. I first saw kiteboarding at Topenga in 02 when I lived down there. Got a Peter Lynn kite and started static flying at Venice beach. Look out for kelp at Topenga. Spring is the best at Belmont Shore.