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Kite flying on Padre Island


I would guess all of us flew a kite at one time or another.  Never realized how much this activity has evolved!  We went to a big kite flying weekend, held on South Padre Island.  Big beaches, good weather, and consistant winds.  The kites on display, and the synchronized flying, was quite a spectacle.

An overview of some of the kites on display

This kite is about 150 feet long

A rather whimsical kite

Referee and soccer ball

Another major kite, maybe 100 feet long

It takes this many kite "pilots" ....

... to make these types of synchronous demonstrations

I should have taken some videos, as the coordinated flying, set to music, was quite spectacular.

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  1. Linda Creagh
    February 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    What fun! So much nicer than snow.

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