ozchrisb wrote: BayAreaKite wrote:
Do you have to pay a fee/fine/service or something if you are rescued by firefighters/coast guard?
No, which is why the 'service' is so popular at Crissy, notably in the late summer and fall.
So you're not happy with us kiting at Crissy then?
I don't think that's what Ollie meant.
To be fair, Crissy has more pick up by the coast guards because things turn sour really quick in case of a breakdown.
If you blow your canopy in the middle of the channel or, even worse, when you are outside the gate, no matter how good your self rescue skills are: on an ebb you'll be good for a trip to the faralons. And I'm not even talking about traffic with tankers...
Yes, too many people go to Crissy unprepared and that's why we get more pick up than necessary,that's why every year Jeff posts the guidelines about Crissy.
I think that's why Ollie mentions that some folks take it as a "service".