Kiteboarding Ban in San Diego
- My name is Ryan Levinson. I am a
head instructor at the Mission Bay
Aquatic Center in San Diego, CA. We
are a large non-profit watersports
instructional and safety facility
located on Mission Bay in San Diego.
Our website is www.mbac.nu for info
I am writing b/c we work closely with
the San Diego lifeguards and many
other watersports interest groups in
San Diego. Kiteboarding is growing
rapidly here, especially in Mission
Bay, and recently there has been some
very real talk of banning the sport
from the area.
That is unacceptable.
I propose that we (the local San Diego
kiteboarders) get together and form an
association to discuss this problem and
to determine the best course of action
we can take to address peoples'
concerns while protecting our
freedom to kite locally. I am offering
the Aquatic Center as a meeting place
(we have meeting rooms, etc). I
suggest that the meeting be open to all
If you agree, please call me at 858-488-
1036 (work), 619-969-2624(voice mail),
or 858-581-9452 (home). Please let me
know when are three days of the week
and times that are good for you to meet.
Also, please remember to leave a
return number. I will make
arrangements, call everyone back, and
post the info back on this group as
Here is our chance to pull together,
share and focus our positive energy,
and demonstrate to San Diego that we
are responsible members of the local
watersports community. This is our
chance to lead by example. Let's act
NOW before it is too late.
I look forward to hearing from all of