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Texas coast kite conduct


I feel I need to explain something to the kiting community here in Galveston. People, Iím not going to point fingers or name names but, in the past there have been some acts of irresponsible un-neighborly like conduct dealing with kiters and fisherman.

*** NOICE***To all kiters: do NOT disturb fishermen or their equipment. That includes poles, lures, lines, fishermen etcetera.

I am sure law enforcement would not be very happy having to deal with such cases of ignorance.

Being a kiteboarder requires a certain amount of responsibility, integrity, and passiveness. Please, represent Texas kiteboarding in a positive way.

Be safe, have fun and most importantly BE NICE!:thumbup:


*******If you are a kiter in the surrounding areas please print this notice and distribute when at all possible. Get the word out. Weíre not going to sit around and let this happen. Iíve already drained my printerís ink but just one person isnít going to get the job done. Please help me.


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[*] posted on 1-31-2011 at 09:53 PM


The problem is that notifications like these aren't ever read by those who need to read them.....unless you print them out and put them on their car. Best of luck to you and yours in keeping your spots open and trouble free.



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[*] posted on 1-31-2011 at 09:58 PM


what happened and who did it?



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[*] posted on 1-31-2011 at 10:38 PM


Dylan, theres been issues of kiters cutting lines. I dont know who.



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[*] posted on 2-1-2011 at 05:31 AM


kite buggiers? static fliers? landboarding?

im pretty sure that anybody with any sense would try to avoid running into any fishing line... is it possible that you have maybe heard a some exaggerated stories?




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[*] posted on 2-1-2011 at 06:28 AM


While kitesurfing in Lewes DE I ran over a fisherman's lines once. Didnt even realize what had happened until I saw the fisherman waving at me. When I came in and talked to him, and he explained what happened, I apologized profusely. It was all good, but boy was that a surprise...

My point is this, the person in question might not have known that it happened... Or maybe they did it maliciously, hard to say... Sometimes better to give the benefit of doubt though...




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[*] posted on 2-1-2011 at 07:30 AM


hopefully, it was accidental....... i never kite unless there's plenty of room--i dont want any issues directed my way........
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[*] posted on 2-1-2011 at 08:38 AM


ive run into lines before despite my keeping an eye out... sometimes it happens... it usually hurts, though, and im never going that fast that close to people...

if i do do something like that, rest assured i apologize profusely...

i think that passing out flyers might make people think that what we are doing is going to hurt them, and i think that introducing our sport as dangerous to them might catch the eyes of authorities and cause them to have a bad initial opinion of what we are doing... they have already banned ATV use at san luis pass, please do not get kiting banned there, too

... the beach police at galveston know me, wave hello, and have even retrieved lost boards for me... the last thing i want them to think is that i am out there running into people, and if there is a flier out describing such incidents then i think that would damage our reputation instead of helping it...


so if you want to pass those fliers around surfside, go ahead... but i think you might cause some unnecessary attention and criticism... please dont go posting stuff like this around my kite spot...


... be the change you want to see in the world... lead by example... but please dont draw attention somewhere it doesnt need to be.... also, it is feasible that a flier such as this might cause friction between fishermen and us... they see something like this and automatically think we are going to hurt them or their equipment...

... just act right and be an ambassador, not a director, or preacher, or the kite police... i appreciate your passion for the sport and for respecting others, but i think that distributing fliers directing attention to altercations might be a bad idea





and a question... what is it exactly that we will not sit around and let happen?




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[*] posted on 2-1-2011 at 10:08 AM


Dylan, Iíll be short with my response. I know for a fact, by word of mouth, people (select few of kiteboarders) have intentionally cut fishermanís lines for their own idiotic amusement.

To answer,Ē And a question... what is it exactly that we will not sit around and let happen?Ē means, I will spread the word to any kiter I see out on surfside that this has been happening and it shouldnít be. I too love Surfside for kiting and wish not to lose it...

Those fishermen drive along distance to fish for shark, and spend a large amount of
money just to be out there...

To answer your friction comment between kiters and fishermen, itís already there. They already have that tone in their voice whenever I speak to them.

Maybe i don't need to drop flyers from a plane, but I just hope somehow people will get the hint to think before they act.

Stay away from the fisherman, they were there first.

Not kiters. Simple.:thumbup:




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[*] posted on 2-1-2011 at 10:49 AM


im appalled that there are those of us out there that only think about themselves, and i hope that they get a finger or two caught in their lines to screw up their day...

i agree that we need to act right, i was simply expressing that a flyer might not be the best way to spread the message...

let me see one of those bastards doing that, and i will personally chase him down and let him/ her know how i really feel about it...

this isnt just a lesson about kiting, its a lesson about life... those that break it are losers that will eventually reap what they sow... if i see it happening near my spot, i will speak up

its everyones beach...


do you know the people that did this? have you mentioned this to them?




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[*] posted on 2-1-2011 at 11:00 AM


No unfortunately, I do not know them. What I do know is the population of kiteboarders is growing fast in Texas. And, maybe by me making a bit of a stink about the issue on PKF, we can make others be more aware of the current issue/issues.

Thankfully our coast is very wide spread and I guess I donít see them shutting ALL of it down to kiteboarders.:yes:




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[*] posted on 2-1-2011 at 05:31 PM


I usually stay away from any areas with fishing poles, kids, or dogs. It's just not worth running into any one of the 3 when you're on a buggy without brakes.



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