Long Beach, Nahant
Adam from Boston Kite School has talked to the Lynn Police and they have requested that we get the word out about the protocol below in case someone loses a kite in the area. It is to prevent the rescue squad from coming out if it's not an emergency. Let's all try to be proactive in this so people don't associate kitesurfing with fire trucks and ambulances. We can't always predict when a layperson will make an emergency call, but in the offseason, it can't hurt to be proactive in alerting the authorities.
1) Call Lynn Police at 781-595-2000. Tell them there's nothing to worry about, the nature of the situation (mention PFD, Drysuit, expertise). Ask them if they will call Nahant police and Swampscott police.
2) If they don't: Call Nahant Police 781-581-1212 and Swampscott Police 781-595-1111.
If it is an emergency, and it's your emergency, a recognized distress signal is to raise and lower arms from lateral to overhead slowly.
Where to launch
Many places to launch from right off the parking lot.
Please do not kite here during the day in the summer when it is busy. After 6pm only.
Please never kite in off-shore winds alone, and use extreme caution.
Parking lot can fit up to 1300 cars. $3 per car.
Free by the Tides but they ticket non-patrons.
Free parking on the road next to the beach off season.