Oct 092017
 
photo by Kevin McGrath

photo by Kevin McGrath

Spend a windy afternoon with your bare feet in the sand and your eyes fixed in the sky as you fly a kite on the beach. Watching the kite dip and soar as it is blown about by the wind will bring out the inner child in anyone.
These days, kites have progressed well beyond the simple single string-and-tail models. Fly all sorts of more challenging and high performance kites, such as stunt kites and traction kites that will do flips and loops and figure eights with only the tug of a string. For the “power kiter,” try kite groundboarding, buggying and free flying.
There are a full range of kites available, and the perfect place to start is at Candy and Kites in Bodega Bay or nearby, Second Wind. These colorful, coastal shops offer out of this world selections of kites and accessories. They also sell a scrumptious variety of hand made chocolates, saltwater taffy, old-fashioned candies, flags, banners, spinners and a plethora of beach toys and books for the kids.
1415 Coastal Hwy 1 in Bodega Bay • (707) 875-3777. • candyandkites.com; (707) 875-9463 • secondwindfun.com