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Posted by: Turtle Sep 27 2007, 03:34 PM

PBR, what's up in SC???

Speard the word, lets get a community going!

John

Posted by: pbr Oct 2 2007, 10:55 AM

Turtle,
I have been a little slack on this latley (I haven't gotten out on a kite in awhile, its rather sad). But I'm gonna get back at it and get the word out. The scene down here is very different from up north. All the kiters are just as nice but when the wind dies down and the sun sets...everyone just goes home and no one really hangs out. It takes a lot more work just to get to know people. But I'm gonna keep pushing forward with it.

Posted by: don pitcher Nov 10 2007, 09:48 AM

I am a bit curious about the places to ride in South Carolina.

Where have you ridden in SC?
Are there any shallow water places like a sound?
Have you found any inland areas to ride, land or water?

Any info is appreciated.

Posted by: Turtle Nov 11 2007, 09:31 AM

Don, I am planning a trip to Charleston SC over Easter Break 2008 for 3-4 days. I talked to PBR and he said the Charleston area has some sick riding. I recently contacted a Kiteboarding Shop in SC http://www.CatchSomeAir.us and they have a great riding guide and gave me some good advice on where to stay, etc.

http://www.catchsomeair.us/ride_guide/south_carolina/kiteboarding_launch_areas_south_carolina_content.shtml

I just forwarded the email the owner of Catch Some Air sent me your Yahoo email, it has places to rent private homes on Sullivan's Island & Isle of Palms.

See you at the Kite Derby in Feb!!!!

John

Posted by: pbr Nov 15 2007, 03:00 PM

Don,
I have ridden quite a bit in Charleston. The whole city is made up of islands so there is a very wide range of riding spots. I have ridden spots simlar to the ponds in Tawas (BUTTTTTERRR!!) but I have also hit some pretty good lips when the waves roll in, or you can ride out near the tankers coming into the harbor if you want to get real crazy. Riding can be done year round (from someone who is used to the cold, the locals think you are nuts but they are spoiled).

I live in the upstate (west side of the state). We are up in the mountains and I have done a little bit of landboarding around here. I have ridding quite a bit with the guys from the shop turtle is talking about, AIR. Real cool guys, I've tried to get them on this fourm but nothing as of yet.

Sullivan's Island is where I have done most of my riding. Wide open beaches and when the tides roll in and out you can pick up butter flat water, jump the sandbar and hit some waves. You can then turn downwind and take off to Isle of Palms for a quick easy downwinder. The nice there here too is all the beach is public. So even if there are homes along the beach, they can't kick you off!! Just stay away from swim and very crouded areas in the summer.

Its a very sandy area, and we get some jellies from time to time but nothing real bad. If you need any more info let me know!

Posted by: don pitcher Nov 15 2007, 05:32 PM

Thanks for the info. I have been looking for potential employment after I graduate in May. One of the places that seems to have a fair amount to offer is the Greenville, SC area. Mountains, a couple of hours to the ocean, warm weather, and an economy; just to name a few things.

I have no idea where I will end up, but I was a little curious about SC.

Posted by: pbr Nov 16 2007, 12:39 PM

Don,
I actually live right downtown Greenville. I am working for GE down here, we have a large plant for the energy divison. And you are correct Greenville does have alot to offer. It is a very nice city and quickly growing. You can be up in the mountains 10-15mins right outside of downtown. It is a three hour drive down to Chuck town from here which I wish was closer. That would be awsome to have another kiter down here!! I can tell you that Greenville is not familer with kiting. I've shreded a few local soccer fields on the mountain boards and I get the "What the hell is that" look from everyone around. Let me know if you want to know anything about Greenville, I have all kinds of info,

Posted by: don pitcher Nov 16 2007, 12:51 PM

Good to hear you work for GE. Do you know EJ Sabir in the test laboratory?

Posted by: pbr Nov 16 2007, 05:34 PM

No, I work in the main plant. Don't get over there very much.

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