Protect our unique kite spot. Follow the rules and be safe: don't risk injuring yourself or anyone else. Before your first session at PB, spend one windy day at the beach just watching and talking to people.
Please read and obey:
1.) During the season, no kiting before 6PM in the lagoon! No exceptions. Kited is permitted outside the lagoon before 6PM, however, the area is crowded with moored boats and requires some skill to get clear into the bay.
2.) Kiters must be able to stay upwind and know right-of-way.
3.) Give right-of-way to beach goers
4.) Stay away from the sailing club. Do not land your kite in that area
5.) Please do not kite here in any directions except SW, S, and SE.
Where to launch
Launch is from the southwest corner of the lagoon. If launching outside, mind the sharp rocks that line the waters edge. If launching into the lagoon (after 6PM in season), be mindful you are launching in a windshadow with offshore winds.
During the season, no kiting before 6PM in the lagoon.
Unpredictable winds. Offshore launch. Beach goers. Some rocks in the launch area. The launch at PB is unique and better suited for intermediate and advaced kiters. Kiters launch on the south side of the lagoon by the parking lot in a directly offshore wind (safe only because PB is an enclosed lagoon). The launch is often crowded at peak season with both kiters and beach goers, and the winds are often gusty and unpredictable due to the parking lot and nearby trees. Always help another launch or land before attempting to get a launch for yourself. Lagoon launches are often hot launches, as the launch is in the wind shadow (use your center lines).
More beach at low tide, but not important factor.
Free parking in the lot at the south end of lagoon, or along the street.
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