Preliminary Kiteboarding Rules for Torrance
(Submitted to Lifeguards for Additional
Use these guidelines established with the cooperation of the Los Angeles
County Lifeguards and SCKA members.
For additional information
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HERE FOR REAL TIME WIND REPORTS
Riding Restrictions (violations may result in citations)
Kite leashes are mandatory.
Hands Free Spinning Leash Information here
No riding within 200 feet of shore, unless launching or landing (When
launching, go upwind and get 200 feet on as direct a course as
No jumping or jibing within 200 feet of shore unless on-duty
lifeguard gives permission.
No jumping near any other watercraft. Allow enough room to
prevent any possible equipment failure.
Stay completely away from swimmers and surfers.
Launch Area Restrictions
Downwind riders, body draggers, and students must stay North of
Rat Beach. Kiteboarders that can go upwind may rig and launch
north of the Rat Beach Tower.
Check with Lifeguard for launch instructions. This is the area
marked by the yellow buoys.
No launching north of the main Torrance ramp/or Lifeguard station
unless Lifeguard grants permission.
Summer Months: Launch at Rat Beach ONLY.
Bike Path Restrictions
NO KITE FLYING WITHIN 200 YDS OF THE BIKE PATH.
Lines must be fully wrapped on the bar when crossing the bike path.
Do not inflate within 200 yards of path.
Wind up lines of grounded kites that are not in use and keep all
gear at least 50 feet from water (for emergency vehicles).
All major holidays
At Lifeguard's direction