use these guidelines in conjunction with the General Safety Guidelines.
City of Long Beach Lifeguards in consultation with the City’s Kite
surfing concessionaires and the Southern California Kite Boarding
Association have prepared these guidelines to help ensure that Kite
Surfing on City Beaches is an enjoyable and safe experience.
HERE FOR REAL TIME WIND REPORTS
surfers are considered vessels
Kite surfers must abide by all laws and regulations related to
vessels including the City Municipal codes sections
Vessels restricted from swimming area.
No person shall operate any vessel within the protected ocean
swimming area except for the purpose of launching
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.
Operate safely when on the open water
and Navigational “Rules of the Road” apply to kite surfing and
must be observed
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
use of Kite leashes is strongly recommended
Hands Free Spinning Leash Information here
aware of the areas designated for kite surfing lessons, which are
shown on the map below.
Bike Path Restrictions
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
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.
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.
Cooperation, Compliance and Courtesy
cooperate with City safety personnel.
a good example by complying with these guidelines and making your
best effort to enjoy the sport of Kite surfing safely.
that courtesy and cooperation are in everyone’s best interest
surfing is only one of the recreational activities permitted on City
beaches, and it is important that everyone is able to enjoy the
Sales and Lessons
or offering to provide Kite surfing lessons without a valid City of
Long Beach concession permit is a violation of the Municipal Code
and may result in the issuance of a citation.
(See 16.16.060 below)
Sale or solicitation permit.
A. No person shall offer,
provide, sell, rent or solicit for sale or rent any goods,
equipment, merchandise, food, beverage, service or instruction on,
at, or from, any public beach, marina, …without first obtaining a
permit to do so from the Manager of the Marine Bureau.
For information on Kite Surfing Lessons using City Beaches contact
one of the City concessionaires listed below:
information on concession permits please call (562) 570-3207.
However, please be aware that the City is not seeking
additional concessionaires at this time.