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BELMONT SHORE
Beginner Spot

Kiteboard lessons
are available at this location.
*Due to Belmont Shore regulations we are unable to operate as an IKO Affiliated school here.

The City of Long Beach Lifeguards and SoCal KiteBoarding Association have prepared these guidelines to help ensure that Kite Surfing on City Beaches is an enjoyable and safe experience.

I. Kite surfers are considered vessels
Kite surfers must abide by all laws and regulations related to vessels including the City Municipal codes sections listed below.

16.12.120 Vessels restricted from swimming area.
No person shall operate any vessel within the protected ocean swimming area except for the purpose of launching.

16.12.130. Launch from or landing on beach.
In launching from or landing at the beach, shore, or surf, the operator of any vessel shall select a course as near to right angles to the beach as navigation allows and shall not exceed five miles per hour. No person shall use any vessel in a reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger swimmers within the protected ocean-swimming area.

II. Operate safely when on the open
WaterBoating and Navigational Rules of the Road apply to kite surfing and must be observed.

Jumping and Jibing should be done at least 200 feet from the shore and as far from other watercraft as possible to ensure everyone s safety.

The use of Kite leashes is strongly recommended.

III. Launch areas
Be aware of the areas designated for kite surfing lessons, which are shown on the map below.

IV. Bike Path Restrictions
Kites are to be flown at least one line length away from the bike path. This means you should never fly a kite across or over the path.

Crossing the path with equipment can be dangerous to cyclists and others. Please wrap your lines around the bar when crossing the path. You should never stretch lines across the path.

V. High volume beach days, such as the fourth of July and other holidays may make safe kite flying extremely difficult. Please exercise good judgment on these days, which may include deciding not to kite surf.

VI. Cooperation, Compliance and Courtesy
Please cooperate with City safety personnel.

Set a good example by complying with these guidelines and making your best effort to enjoy the sport of Kite surfing safely.

Remember that courtesy and cooperation are in everyone s best interest.

Kite surfing is only one of the recreational activities permitted on City beaches, and it is important that everyone is able to enjoy the beach safely.

Go to SCKA (SoCal Kite Assoc) for further info!


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