Power-shower: want to set up kitesurfing event @Pyramid lake

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Power-shower: want to set up kitesurfing event @Pyramid lake

Postby Dutch » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:24 am

I would like to set up some sort of kitesurfing event at pyramid lake during burning man. Must be great to meet some kite addicts and share a couple of unforgettable moments on this crystal clear lake in the middle of the desert!!!!

Considerations:
- kiting on the playa is restricted to 9 o'clock zone and the sand can be darn hard to land on
- winds seem to be quite consistent and strong enough for a 9-12m rig
- it seems to be unclaimed kitesurfing territory (at least not claimed by any dutch!)
- from what it looks like from the highway the shore is accessible quite easily, it should be good enough for a 2 person launch, not for self launch
- must be nice to be out of the dust and into the water for at least once!
- it is only a short drive from the playa?
- what's better to battle the hangover then kiting?

Questions:
- who wants to join??
- it it easy to leave and re-enter the playa? I'd guess this is not happening frequenltly, maybe there are some strict regulations applicable?
- are there any other restrictions or whatever I should consider?

What's in it for me?
- prize money is a bit below PKRA and not quite the burning man spirit, so: an icecream for the biggest kiteloop :)

Hope this post attracts some dare-devil kiters, would be great to hear from you!

Michaël
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Postby AntiM » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:28 am

Re-entry is possible, but discouraged. $20 per person.

Use of the lake requires a permit from the reservation. I know the camping permit is $5. There may be restrictions on where you can launch. They have contact information in the survival guide I think, but I'd have to look it up and now that's your job.
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Postby gaminwench » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:24 am

Department of tethered aviation (DOTA) would likely have relevant info for you...
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Re: Power-shower: want to set up kitesurfing event @Pyramid

Postby zorro sings » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:31 pm

Dutch wrote:- it is only a short drive from the playa?


Actually its about a 150 mile round trip from BRC to Sutcliffe Marina over a notorious highway.Could be a short drive for you but if I was into kite surfing would probably just hit Pyramid when leaving event for good.
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