66460Re: [ksurf] CABRILLO SEMI-BAN (no kiting summer weekends)
- Jul 10, 2003In a message dated 7/9/2003 10:26:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> If they do change it will mean we'll be banned all the time.sky falling ? Nope, not yet.
> Kiteboarding summer weekends at Cabrillo is an accident (& subsequent
> ban) waiting to happen. Who has the most experience kiteboarding at
> Cabrillo? Me. Do I ever go on summer weekends? No.
And who has experience with wind sports at
Kabrillo longer? Me - even longer than Greg E. ,
Wayne Boyd is a kabrillo waterman longer than me, so what?
I've seen hot weekdays more crowded than cool weekends.
I've seen, talked with and held
meetings with City & County lifeguards, Harbor Police,
LAPD, City & County Officials many times in the
past on many issues. Things can be worked out.
For Example: Jetskiing & Powered watercraft were
severely injurying and killed a windsurfer at Kabrillo Beach -
Who came up with the idea to establish a non-powered
area for windsurfers inside LA Harbor ? (That a certain
retailer was against in the beginning.)
It was that idea that I presented to Jeff Jones, Jim & Jack -
And with their expertise & help, the Harbor Dept adopted it
& presented it, along with a 5 mph zone, at a meeting
as as solution to controling the powered watercraft.
It was implemented temporarily and it soon was made permanent
as a workable solution to prevent further death & injury
It wasn't perfect, jetskiers still violate it daily.
But it is 50-70% effective.
Hmmmm, so, jetskiers have crippled & maimed individuals
as well as kill them, at kabrillo beach yet they haven't been
banned from Kabrillo. Instead, A defined area was set aside
for them for egress & ingress, as
well as their own beach area.
Their is hope for kiters that have done
none of the above to anyone,
(other than injure themselves.)
Things can be worked out.
Have faith in the power of good in man,
as well as the power of evil
and progress can be made.
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