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2015 Winter Newsletter

While not as windy and definitely wetter than previous years, 2014 did give us some very good days on the water (though never enough for this windsurfer). The fall was consistent with the summer and the days on the water became very precious. We did manage a few bonfires and some BBQ's after sailing sessions and a great time was had by all.

We definitely look forward to seeing all our friends return this Spring and to 2015 for some great sailing and fun times at the most special launch anywhere, SPI Windsurfing and Kiteboarding flats. Leo

From the Kiting Side:

Hello fellow kitesurfers and welcome to 2015. So far this past fall and this short winter has seen very good winds but some very cold northerly days. There have been some of you brave souls out there in 5mil wetsuits and some in dry suits. Our hats are tipped to you for being so dedicated. We warm weather creatures down here on the Island are waiting for the warmer days that we hope are just around the corner.

2015 Passes are now available and can be purchased at Air Padre Kiteboarding, the only full retail Kiteboarding store left on the Island. Although kiters are now spread out from the South Flats to as far north as possible to drive, we all ask that the word be spread that for the $30 yearly membership this keeps the private North Flats open to kiting and windsurfing. Other than the South Flats all other sites are Private Property and could be closed at any moment. So helping the club maintain its lease will always keep us a place to kite. Petra n Joel

Swap Meets:

Starting 4/4/15 and continuing thru 5/9/15, at the south end of the Louie's parking lot, get rid of your old stuff and help someone new get into the sport.

Spring Dinner:

The Spring Dinner will be held this year on Thurs 4/23/15 at 7:00 at Louies Backyard. The fee will be $20, any additional contributions will be greatly appreciated.

Renewal Time:

Decal and wristbands for 2015 are available now. You may have more than one name on the registration form. Annual Pass per person will be $30, you will receive decal and a removable wristband, which should be worn at all times while at the North Flats. Monthly Pass per person will be $20, monthly passes will only be available on the Island, you will receive a non-removable wristband (like you get at hospitals) and are non-transferable and must be worn while at the North Flats.

Passes are available at:

Air Padre Kiteboarding
5709 A Padre Blvd

Windsurf the Boatyard (Jibber)
At the flats

Sailboards South (Herman)
204 W Dolphin

All members are encouraged to monitor that all vehicles have a "15" decal or a rear view mirror tag and that individuals have their wristbands. Any questions regarding passes should be emailed to "sbsso@sbcglobal.net" with SPIW as the title.

Have fun and hope to see you soon.

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