I. Kite surfers are considered vessels
Kite surfers must abide by all laws and regulations
related to vessels including the City Municipal codes sections
16.12.120 Vessels restricted from swimming area.
No person shall operate any vessel within the protected ocean
swimming area except for the purpose of launching.
16.12.130. Launch from or landing on beach.
In launching from or landing at the beach, shore, or surf,
the operator of any vessel shall select a course as near to
right angles to the beach as navigation allows and shall not
exceed five miles per hour. No person shall use any vessel
in a reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger swimmers
within the protected ocean-swimming area.
II. Operate safely when on the open WaterBoating
and Navigational Rules of the Road apply to kite surfing and
must be observed.
Jumping and Jibing should be done at least 200 feet from
the shore and as far from other watercraft as possible to
ensure everyone s safety.
The use of Kite leashes is strongly recommended.
III. Launch areas
Be aware of the areas designated for kite surfing lessons,
which are shown on the map below.
IV. Bike Path Restrictions
Kites are to be flown at least one line length away from the
bike path. This means you should never fly a kite across or
over the path.
Crossing the path with equipment can be dangerous to cyclists
and others. Please wrap your lines around the bar when crossing
the path. You should never stretch lines across the path.
V. High volume beach days, such as the fourth
of July and other holidays may make safe kite flying extremely
difficult. Please exercise good judgment on these days, which
may include deciding not to kite surf.
VI. Cooperation, Compliance and Courtesy
cooperate with City safety personnel.
Set a good example by complying with these guidelines and
making your best effort to enjoy the sport of Kite surfing
Remember that courtesy and cooperation are in everyone s
Kite surfing is only one of the recreational activities permitted
on City beaches, and it is important that everyone is able
to enjoy the beach safely.
Go to SCKA (SoCal Kite Assoc) for further info!