All,

After speaking with many other kiters and the folks at the park office in Tawas, it seems that there has been quite the epidemic with gear being stolen from the beach, especially after the busy weekend we just had up there. My advice (and theirs) is to NOT leave any sandals in the normal sand trail leading to the beach...numerous pairs have been stolen, and to also not leave gear near where the civilians (aka hillbilly-townie-weekend warriors) hang out and think a bar and lines or impact vest may be something they can use at their local Nascar rally or give to their morbidly obese baby-mama as an anniversary gift. So ya...keep an eye on the gear in Tawas...

--Josh