Enjoyed your Post. Yea I was there in early December for my 8th year in a row and I was amazed at all the kites. In 2007 Terri Tapper showed me the path to the beach and I rode with maybe 4 locals and a couple of visitors. Now we have all the Villas and the Shore Club building. I heard that now you can only launch to the east of the Shore Club access, no kites to the west of the boardwalk. I also heard that the locals have created a new access point to the west of the Club which sounds like where we used to walk way back when. Going back after Thanksgiving this year with the wifey and I'll see how crazy it is then. Time to pay for boat rides over to Little Water Key I guess. We stay at the RWI and the last couple of years the wind has never seemed right to launch of that beach.