Wow, what a great winter if has been! We just got into Feb and are now regularly into the high 70's with warm southerly winds and looking forward to seeing everyone this coming spring. We already have days with 30+ cars on the Flats, it has been good.
New and old news... We have the stolen gate back at the Ponds. Petra and I found it thrown into the dunes just north of the Flats and Leo put it back up with some hefty posts. We also got the entrance filled off the highway with the generous contribution of a load of caliche from Ken and Kathy Waesche... Thank you so much!! We have also had other members chip in to help sponsor the Porta Potty out there and Galen Gears from AllBoarding Kite Repairs helped install 2 new bulletin boards. Please use them to post any events, gatherings and for sale or lost items. We hope to hold a kite swap meet or two out there this Spring and maybe a bonfire/barbecue as well.
Other issues: Although we frown on friends teaching friends how to kiteboard, we will ask that if you must do this then be sure your very downwind of everyone else. We have noticed more of this going on and taking place right in the middle of the traffic flow. This is dangerous so please stay far downwind. Also as we get near the busy season the kiters launching and landing at the windsurfing area will need to move back to the official area. This practice was okay during low season but we are quickly approaching high season and must give the windsurfers back their full area... they will need it.
Lastly and most importantly... always LOCK THE GATE behind you. Please do not leave the gate unlocked.
Plan to attend the annual Spring Dinner at Louie's Backyard. This year's event will be held Thursday April 27 at 7pm. The cost will be $20 per person. Ticket's will be available from Jibber or Herman.
Starting 9AM 4/8/2017 and continuing thru 5/20/2017, at the south end of the Louie's parking lot at 9:00 am , get rid of your old stuff and help someone new get into the sport.
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
Windsurf the Boatyard (Jibber)
At the flats
Sailboards South (Herman)
204 W Dolphin
Any questions regarding passes should be emailed to "email@example.com" with SPIW as the title.
Have fun and hope to see you soon.
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