I'd previously heard that the local Los Angeles County lifeguards were
planning to initiate a ban on kiteboarding at Cabrillo Beach. Today I heard
from a reliable source that the primary negative input has been from
boardsailors complaining about kiteboarders getting in their way (on the
water, presumably). Apparently the lifeguards' position is that both groups
have equal rights.
I'm still going to do my best to stay clear of all boardsailors AND
lifeguards (no rescues for me yet). I like to ride further from shore, &
well upwind of the relatively crowded boardsailing zone, although I tend to
cut through that area on my way up from the ideal launching area.