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Amelia Island Wedding/Buggy meet up?? (Ok, really Buggy meet up then wedding....)

pokitetrash - 7-17-2014 at 09:05 AM

Yo! Long time no type!

Getting married in October in Amelia Island, Fl. On the beach, not sure what beach yet but I wanted to have some kiting fun -- Here's what I'm thinking--Have a tandem buggy set up with "Just Married" on it and take my woman for a cruise after the beach ceremony. Looks like tides will be perfect for an afternoon wedding which is what where looking for to get pretty sunset pictures--blah blah blah---back to the important kiting idea :smilegrin::

SOOOO, I've been down their with BeamerBob years ago and we rode a beach near the state park but I know we can't ride on the park but I'd appreciate any knowledge on specific entrances, parking areas, BEACH NAME where we can definitely ride legally etc., so I can book the ceremony rental stuff there.

A "Meet Up" thread will follow. Love to have some kites in the air for pictures.

BeamerBob - 7-17-2014 at 09:34 AM

Congrats Pokite!

We parked at Wolf Park and that gave us direct beach access. The further north you go, the more empty the beach gets.

soliver - 7-17-2014 at 10:34 AM

Wow, Chris... Congrats for sure!!!!

frankiter - 7-17-2014 at 10:59 AM


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....back to the important kiting idea....


Dude, what dates are you looking at? Is this going to interfere with my WBB plans? :lol:

pokitetrash - 7-17-2014 at 11:03 AM

Frank, right now where looking at October 10 weekend.

Bobby, is the beach called Wolf Park or just the access area? I need to see about getting rental stuff there.

BeamerBob - 7-17-2014 at 11:15 AM

Quote: Originally posted by pokitetrash  
Frank, right now where looking at October 10 weekend.

Bobby, is the beach called Wolf Park or just the access area? I need to see about getting rental stuff there.


Wolf Park is the parking area that gives you beach access. It's right beside a municipal skate park that is on the west side of the parking area.

Wolf Park Map

kiteballoon - 7-17-2014 at 12:35 PM

pokitetrash, first of all congratulations!

Secondly, when scouting things, google has a "street view" of all the beaches so feel free to scout the beach you have in mind. For instance, here's what the beach looks like in front of Wolf Park:
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.669079,-81.42994,3a,75y,291....

Thirdly, October is one of the best months to kite here. Good wind, pleasant temps, etc. I'd be happy to come kite with you, but I suspect between the wedding and everything else kiting will take a backseat :-)

pokitetrash - 7-17-2014 at 01:46 PM

Quote: Originally posted by kiteballoon  
pokitetrash, first of all congratulations!

I'd be happy to come kite with you, but I suspect between the wedding and everything else kiting will take a backseat :-)


Thanks! I'll definitely post a Meet Up because it would awesome to have some Kiter friends there!

I'll send you a U2U for more info. Wouldn't mind calling you to get a better skinny on the areas since you know the place.

pokitetrash - 7-17-2014 at 01:50 PM

Quote: Originally posted by BeamerBob  
Quote: Originally posted by pokitetrash  
Frank, right now where looking at October 10 weekend.

Bobby, is the beach called Wolf Park or just the access area? I need to see about getting rental stuff there.


Wolf Park is the parking area that gives you beach access. It's right beside a municipal skate park that is on the west side of the parking area.

Wolf Park Map


I remember that place I think from the pictures in street view. we parked the camper in there and went down to the beach.

kiteballoon - 9-14-2014 at 06:31 PM

Scoped this place out about a month back.I had gear but it was mainly a beach trip, so I never flew. I was on the beach near high tide, but it was pitched and narrow. You'll want to make sure you have low tide for this. When I went in the dead of summer there were people everywhere for miles. I suspect that won't be as much an issue if you go north from wolf park and not south as wolk park is the northernmost public access I believe.

I'm traveling in October now as well and trying to squeeze kiting in. Do you have a date set?