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Kites on a Beach

2006-01-03 04:16:27.607371+00 by ebradway 3 comments

[St Pete Beach from a kite] [Kite Surfing] Took a few pictures with the kite at St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. I would highly recommend against flying a 30 sq. foot parafoil kite in 20mph winds. I was more than a little concerned about my 200lb test kite line not being strong enough and struggled significantly to get it reeled in. Of course, I wasn't the biggest kite on beach. Several of these guys were kite surfing once the winds died down below 15mph.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-03 17:55:49.002113+00 by: mkelley

I use to spend a lot of time at St. Pete Beach, those photos brought back a lot of memories. That large round hotel, is (maybe was) the Hilton. That top UFO use to be a rotating restaurant.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-03 18:38:36.060318+00 by: baylink

I didn't realize you were in town, dude; vacation? Or do you live here and I didn't know it?

#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-05 17:48:16.207577+00 by: ebradway

baylink: I was just in town on vacation. My folks live in Inverness - about 2 hours northeast of you.

mkelley: Yep. It's the Hilton and it is a rotating restaurant. We always stay at the Beach Haven. A little Mom & Pop motel squeezed between two high-rises. It's right on the beach and costs less than $100/night.

I wish I had the strength left in my arms to fly a second time. There were four kite surfers out later in the day and it would have made a fantastic KAP shot.