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Spring/Summer 2018 Sailing

Greetings from the North Flats. Although is has been a colder than usual winter, we now expect a great spring to start as soon as "Spring Break" ends. The tides so far have been very low and all of our kiting has been at the normal North Flats, since it has been too low to use the Pond area.

We changed the lock combination on the 1st of the year so be sure to contact us for a new 2018 pass as soon as possible. We have decals and wristbands with us at all times. You do not want to show up at the gate just to find out that the old combination does not work any longer or worse yet, get locked in.

Please help patrol the site mostly by NOT just giving out the new combination or letting the folks on your tailgate come through the gate. This has been and seems to remain the biggest problem out there. We continuously find kiters/windsurfers that have no pass. They may even have been on site for days, but were simply given the combination. Everyone needs a pass and gets their combination at time of purchase. We will be on site a lot more and our phone numbers are at the gate.

Most people are totally glad to purchase their passes and appreciate the North Flats, but we still consistently have others who feel they are privileged. These are the ones that make our job not so fun. We thank the many of you who do make our job fun with smiles and jokes. We look forward to seeing you all again real soon.

Kiters, remember to park on the downwind side of the windsurfers. Joel/Petra

Annual Spring Dinner

Plan to attend the Annual Spring Dinner at Louie's Backyard. It will be held on Thursday April 26 at 7pm. The cost is $20 per person. Tickets will be available April 20 from Jibber, Herman, Joel and Petra, also at the door.

Swap Meets:

Starting 9AM 4/14/2018 and continuing thru 5/19/2018, at the south end of the Louie's parking lot, get rid of your old stuff and help someone new get into the sport.

Renewal Time:

Annual Pass per person will be $30, you will receive decal and a removable wristband, which should be worn at all times while at the North Flats.

Monthly Pass per person will be $20, monthly passes will only be available on the Island, and you will receive a non-removable wristband (like you get at hospitals) and are non-transferable and must be worn while at the North Flats.

Passes are available at:

Air Padre Kiteboarding
5709 A Padre Blvd

At The Ponds

Windsurf the Boatyard (Jibber)
At the flats

Sailboards South (Herman)
204 W Dolphin

Any questions regarding passes should be emailed to "sbsso@sbcglobal.net" with SPIW as the title.

Have fun and hope to see you soon.

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