SFBA has been protecting and enhancing Boardsailing access for over 30 years, and does not condone or encourage short term actions which may be in violation of existing coastal protection laws. At the same time, given present concerns about the highly eroded and small launch area immediately adjacent to the levee revetment (rocks) and the risks it creates, SFBA encourages the kiting community to submit sound ‘safety’ design ideas for consideration in the near future. SFBA will work with local and State authorities to address the safety issues and potential solutions, and facilitate potential solutions as quickly as possible.
We are all responsible to each other, and when launching at Third Ave kiters need to take consideration the slippery footing on wet clay and close proximity of downwind hard obstacles (rock wall) when launching at Third Ave. There have been kite launch mishaps that have resulted in serious injuries at this and other sites. It is requested that kiters use care when launching each other, and speak with other kiters that they see taking risks they may not be aware of, and not using known safe techniques. Being a steward of a site means to be willing to take time to watch what is going on and to speak up when you see things that could be safer, and where improvements could result in a lower risk of a sketchy launch and possible loss of control.