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is kiteboarding ok under stage 4

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Created by RosieKB 3 months ago, 2 Aug 2020
RosieKB
VIC, 240 posts
2 Aug 2020 6:33PM
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I live close to beach - can I kite ?

airsail
QLD, 484 posts
2 Aug 2020 6:42PM
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From ABC news,
"For those under the stage four restrictions, exercise outside of the home will only be allowed for one hour at a time and recreational activities like golf and fishing will be banned."
Your call but I guess if golf and fishing are banned, kitesurfing might be too.

RosieKB
VIC, 240 posts
2 Aug 2020 10:27PM
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Haha , yeah - Im thinking kitesurfing would be recreational. Maybe we get 100 signatures and make it a religion ?

It sure sucks having the Mornington Peninsula classified as part of Melbourne where as Geelong isn't.

Captain_Morg
TAS, 678 posts
3 Aug 2020 8:07AM
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It takes an 30 minutes to set up and packup! that leaves 30 minutes for kiting. Bummer

Deefer
VIC, 76 posts
3 Aug 2020 2:43PM
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Captain_Morg said..
It takes an 30 minutes to set up and packup! that leaves 30 minutes for kiting. Bummer


That's only if you stand around and flap your gums.

10 minutes max from car to on the water

Captain_Morg
TAS, 678 posts
4 Aug 2020 7:02AM
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if you can get out of car, put your suit on lay, out your lines, pump and launch in 10 minutes and then do the same on return good work.
Suppose you could drive in your suit if only 5 min utes from home. But does that include a safety check as well.

smook
VIC, 143 posts
4 Aug 2020 1:09PM
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We're screwed no boating which we are classed as Not happy

smook
VIC, 143 posts
4 Aug 2020 1:09PM
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We're screwed no boating which we are classed as Not happy

smook
VIC, 143 posts
4 Aug 2020 1:09PM
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We're screwed no boating which we are classed as Not happy

smook
VIC, 143 posts
4 Aug 2020 1:09PM
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We're screwed no boating which we are classed as Not happy

Pedro Sexton
VIC, 116 posts
4 Aug 2020 6:58PM
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Good to go if you are within 5km as long as you get in and out in one hour.

Deefer
VIC, 76 posts
5 Aug 2020 6:21PM
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Where'd you get that ruling from?

djdojo
VIC, 1576 posts
6 Aug 2020 10:19AM
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I think we come under boating, and all non-commercial boating is banned.

Surfer62
1353 posts
8 Aug 2020 6:02AM
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Luckily even though we are stage 3 we can still kite, surf, boat, fish, no harsh limits, 25 - 30 knot easterly yesterday on the Surfcoast, great to be on the water and block out the Covid, feel your pain.


psychojoe
VIC, 987 posts
8 Aug 2020 10:57AM
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Surfer62 said..
Luckily even though we are stage 3 we can still kite, surf, boat, fish, no harsh limits, 25 - 30 knot easterly yesterday on the Surfcoast, great to be on the water and block out the Covid, feel your pain.



It was 20 gusting to 35 here. Wild. I loved it

RosieKB
VIC, 240 posts
6 Sep 2020 8:30PM
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I'm rethinking whether kiting is allowed - surfing is allowed, swimming is allowed and basically you are able to do whatever at the beach as long as you aren't there for more than an hour and aren't near other people.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire website doesn't say anything about boating or kiteboarding not being allowed..


www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Community-Services/Health-Wellbeing/Community-Health-Wellbeing/Coronavirus/Frequently-asked-questions

Can I go to the beach?
Yes, beaches are open for exercise but you must stay within 5km of your home.Remember two people maximum in a group and keep your distance to people you do not live with.

Are boatramps open?
No, boat ramps are closed to the public.

? ?

djdojo
VIC, 1576 posts
7 Sep 2020 12:16PM
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I'm thinking that once we're at two hours for exercise rather than one, from the 14th September, it's game on within 5km.

RosieKB
VIC, 240 posts
7 Sep 2020 4:05PM
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djdojo said..
I'm thinking that once we're at two hours for exercise rather than one, from the 14th September, it's game on within 5km.


There were maybe 4-5 people out over an hour at R today.. They seemed to kite well off the beach and packed up and left in record time.

Beach goers didn't really seem to think anything was wrong with what they were doing (no pitch forks or anything)..

I really can't understand how it could be a problem - generally you are miles from anyone and certainly not as close a people who are walking/jogging/cycling past each other.

djdojo
VIC, 1576 posts
7 Sep 2020 4:25PM
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Yeah, so long as the cops are using common sense around what activities pose a covid risk rather than being motivated by revenue raising ...



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