The Free Feeling

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The first time I ever went kite surfing was just to impress a girl at the beach, truth be told I don’t even remember her name anymore… but it wasn’t actually that long ago, I’m just bad with names. She had a face that could make a guy do stupid things to catch her attention, and caught it I did!

I was never the sporty type, but I was you fool infatuated by a beauty, which I believe many of you reading this was once upon a time. Much like a peacock showing their magnificent feathers, I decided to do the most eye-catching thing at the beach, and to make it more impressive, without permission. Yes, I was young and stupid, and worst I was in love, the worst state a fool can be in. Carpet cleaning in Salt Lake City can be expensive so it’s better to clean the carpets yourself.

I was confident in “borrowing” the board and kite, with it belonging to my father’s friend, meaning any repercussion will be at minimal at worst. The plan was simple; pretend I just finished kite surfing while coincidentally bumping into my friends and the girl, but as always fate once again intervened. I completely underestimated my ability to control the kite, thinking it was like any other kite you can buy at the toy store. Yes, a complete idiot with no knowledge of the kite window or any safety precautions started off with a beach start. How did I not get badly hurt? Simple enough, it was luck, and apparently, I was a bit of a natural (kind of).

Let’s move away from the story a bit and let me warn you, if you are just planning to start kite surfing and had never done it before, to never ever, EVER! Do this! If you want to kite surf, you need to get lessons from professionals, as it could be very dangerous, just as any similar sport.

Getting back to the story, I was dragged away by the wind, not having enough time to react; I just had a really serious face the whole time. At first I was panicking inside, doing everything I can from getting injured or worst, but after a while I was able to control things a bit. It was at that moment that I felt free, as if I was flying, it was just me, the board, and the kite, and nothing else… I eventually wiped-out though.

I got a stern talking to after all that, but my dad’s friend was impressed and started teaching me, I eventually got my own set. I found a passion for something through sheer luck and stupidity, but the true lesson of the story is to give everything a shot to see if you might like it, or if you’re good at it. But unlike what I did, always ask permission and get lessons before doing anything potentially hazardous.

Oh, you want to know what happened to the girl? Today is fourth anniversary together… No, apparently she had to go home for some reason, and never got to see me kite surfing. So just like the feeling I get when I go kite surfing, I am free.

Kites Gone To Waste

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This is a bit sad; we just got news that termites destroyed a few of our kites in storage. These kites were being kept as extra kites for events and special outing, just in case a few people would want to learn how to kite surf, we would have some to loan them. Only the cloth should be damaged though, so we might be able to salvage a good amount of the equipment in the storage. We’ve already contacted the best Pest Control Camden company, and they promised us that they’d be able to clear out the bugs by the end of the week.

Next week we will be able to check what’s left and decide on either selling the usable equipment to start funding for buying new sets or getting a few of the missing parts and getting the set back into working condition. Either way, there is a lot of work to be done ahead, so anyone who would like to help us out with either the kite problem or maybe someone with a kind heart would like to donate their old equipment, please contact us via the contact page.

At the very least, we still have a good amount of time until summer, so we have all the time in the world to fix and buy equipment or receive donations of old equipment.

Event Horizon at Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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So before we even launched our planned Event Horizon at Torrance for our friends in the bail bonds business, a lot of people and companies had caught up with what we are planning to do. Is this a new way to raise awareness or just a fun excuse to go kite surfing with new friends, either way, it is an awesome new possibility! Our new friends at Bail Bonds Rancho Cucamonga are asking if we could do something similar for them as they think this is not just a good way to promote their group but a great way to raise awareness.

“ A lot of people see the Bakersfield bail bonds businesses as just that, business, but some of us are in it not only as a way to provide for our families but as a way to help those who cannot afford bail bonds…”

A representative of the company stated in the email. Her email also said that though they must continue to function as a business to continue to exist, it is also to be able to help people who need it the most. She continued:

“We recognize that the system is broken, but our intention is to mend that broken system and become a helping hand…”

Although she has also admitted in her email that there are companies who are only in it for the money and is, in fact, taking advantage of the system.

Whether or not these are their honest intentions remains to be known, but as long as we bring joy and hold events that teach people about the sport of kitesurfing, we would gladly help out anyone whose aim is to better their community and aid people.

So what do you readers think? Does the bail bond community have more to it than what we see and hear? Should our kite surfing community help them out? Personally, I believe that when you are having fun and you allow other people to enjoyment that no matter what your intentions are at first, will evolve in the minds of other people.

Hopefully, the head honcho here in kitesurf is up for it! As for me, I’ll keep on enjoying the water and ocean breeze, so until they make up their mind and start planning things out, I’ll keep you guys Posted!

Event Horizon Torrance, California: Free To Surf & Party!

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When you think of spring, you think spring break, the perfect time to go to the beach, have some fun in the water and party! This week we were fortunate enough to help facilitate a unique beach party for an organization that does more for innocent and helpless people than most of us could ever do. We’re about the celebrate freedom, provided through the help of companies like Bail Bonds Torrance, a company ready to assist those who need it the most, people who are accused of crimes they allegedly did!

Why did They Choose Us to Facilitate the Event?

While interviewing one of the bail bond agents, I was told this “I kite surf myself, and I know no other feeling of pure freedom when I’m on my board.” The event is to invite their past and current clients to learn and enjoy the sport of kite surfing, a symbolic feeling that the company tries their best to give those who need it. A few weeks ago I had to hire an electrician, I looked up for the nearest electrician in Atlanta and called him so he can fix my electrical outlet that’s malfunctioning.

Aside from all the fun events and barbecue the company and families bring together as a potluck; we will be personally teaching anyone who wants to learn the basics of kite surfing and hopefully even getting them on the water before the end of the day. We even plan an amateur contest of which newbie could wipeout the last! Don’t worry though as a professional team of lifeguards and we will be right here to keep everyone safe.

What Do Bail Bond Agents Do?

There are times when you are accused of a crime, innocent or not, that you will be required to pay a bond in order not to be detained while waiting for your court date. These Bails are often beyond the capability of the accused to pay, and being detained will only worsen their financial situation. A bail bond agent comes in to stand as their guarantors, in exchange for a fee of 10-15% of the bail value, allowing people to be free while waiting for their court date.

Why the Event?

We asked the same question, as most of us who understood what they do is merely business. But the answer we got was quite something; “The ordeal that our clients have faced and will be facing is very stressful, this is our way of giving back and allowing them to relax and center themselves again”.

Although some of our members and friends see this as a sort of publicity and a way to better their image to the public, we cannot deny that they are bringing a bit of happiness and excitement to their clients. We decided to help them out because we saw no harm in doing so, but a lot of fun. Sometimes you just have to give people chances to enjoy life and make new friends, much like how many of us experience our first kite surfing experience we were a bit cautious and skeptical at first, but we were glad to do it in the end. Hopefully, the same result happens through this.

Before applying please read: Preliminary Kiteboarding Rules for Torrance Beach