Rat Beach kiteboarding rules - August 2005

R.A.T Beach @ Torrance, California
May 15th through September 15th, 2004

Redondo At Torrance (RAT) Beach is an advanced kiteboarding beach. Every kiteboarder must be able to stay upwind, self rescue, water relaunch and be able to handle waves. These skills must be developed at other locations.

Kite leash mandatory. Separation of the kite from the kiteboarder is unacceptable (unless due to equipment failure). Reckless or unsage operating will result in loss of privileges for all of us.

Kiters must enter and exit the water between "Cliff" and Bluff lifeguard towers. If not able to stay upwind then do not kite. That should be a threshold of 13 to 15 mph winds. No shoreline downwinders!

Once kiter is in the water they are to proceed past the breaking waves and stay out past them. The ocean is your playground; just not the shoreline on crowded days. Stay away from all swimmers and surfers. No jumping or jibing within 300 yards of shore unless on duty lifeguards give permission.

No flying or jumping on the beach. Rig up, check lines, launch and head immediately deep water, 300 yd. from shore. Nore airborne kite lines extending over swimmers, surfers or beachgoers.

Roll up lines when kite is on sand. Lifeguards are not responsible for any damage to your equipment of left strewn out on the beach.

Assist any kiter in need. We are to self police and rescue. The lifeguards are busy with swimmers and should not have to worry about us.

Pleas enjoy your day kiting, but failures to adhere to these rules will jepardize our ability to kiteboard here. Give the lifeguards on the Kite Patrol your full cooperation! If you need assistance with your kite, persons kiting unsafely, find a Kite Patrol member (who will be wearing an identifying rashguard) and they can help you. Do not bother the lifeguards and work it out among fellow kiters.

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