KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby AhMayzon » Wed, Nov 16 2011, 10:58 PM

I'm hoping to get there again this year. I usually come in on Thursday and leave on Monday. The last couple years I've stayed at the new Shorebreak right across the street from the beach; it's very nice and I don't bother with a car if staying there. It is more pricey than the HoJo's, but the expense equals out if you don't rent a car. :-)

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby quaa714 » Fri, Nov 18 2011, 06:24 AM

Checking in from NJ...........

Kite party is just that......a party......period!!!!!!!
If you can go to only one, this is it.

TI is great fun and warm and the people are great but....it aint KP!!!!!!!!!!
That said, I'll be at TI as well!

SPI.....Havent been there yet but it's on my list. It will either be TI or SPI but not likely to be both. Team goes to TI so that has the edge but oh to be at SPI with all my TEXAS buddies!!!!!!!

Of the three, if you need to bring the spouse/family......KP offers the most in terms of alternate activities for non kiters......!!!!!!!

Cya in the sand!!!!!!


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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby goestoeleven » Tue, Nov 22 2011, 11:27 PM

. . . . and . . . . I'll be seeing you there. Airfare booked. Into LAX on SWA early morning on the 9th. Out evening of the 12th. For anyone within striking distance of Midway, Southwest was $239 round trip to LAX as of this evening. I think it's about double that to Orange County (SNA), so I think I can handle the drive (or shuttle if I don't get a car). Hopefully the 405 won't be a disaster.

Next up, finding hotel / housing . . . .

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby Mike » Wed, Nov 23 2011, 10:17 AM

That's a good price. Southwest even lets you check luggage for free.
I'll be booking my flight this weekend.

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby goestoeleven » Wed, Nov 23 2011, 11:21 AM

For Chicago to LA round trip, it's a great price. It may be available on other airlines as well - I first saw the fare out of Ohare on Virgin America. I don't know if every airline is matching it or not, but they might. Besides free checked bags (I try never to have to check bags unless I'm with family), the other reason I chose Southwest is flexibility. If you have to cancel/change, they don't hit you with a $150 fee. The money just goes "on account" under your record locater and you can use it for a different flight in the future within a year of your ticket purchase.

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby kiteking » Mon, Nov 28 2011, 12:21 AM

Lots of info at kiteparty.com, nothing new (except registration) but most of the info stays the same
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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby Mike » Tue, Dec 06 2011, 07:21 AM

My flights are booked!
I'm flying into SNA to save my inlaws the drive to LAX.
Probably be on the beach from Fri thru Mon.

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby Darkspark » Thu, Dec 08 2011, 08:43 PM

We are planning on going! It is right aroung me and Shari's birthdays. I have no set plans other than I am going. I will post when we get tickets.

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby goestoeleven » Thu, Dec 08 2011, 09:13 PM

I booked the HoJos as a placeholder so I wouldn't get stuck without a place to stay. Haven't booked a rental car yet . . . . not sure I need one.

Also - just happened to be on Southwest web site for something else . . . and the airfare RT to LAX has gone down by $20 so I just rebooked it (no change fees, gotta love SWA). In case anyone is on the fence, I doubt airfare to LA is going to get much better than $219 RT.

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby goestoeleven » Wed, Dec 21 2011, 11:23 PM

I've booked a rental car (also a placeholder) in case anyone wants to carpool. I'm arriving Friday about 8:30 am into LAX and leaving Monday at 5 or 6 pm out of LAX. Currently staying at the HoJos . . . but I might change my mind.

BTW, airfares are up a bit - last I looked, it's about 260 RT from Chicago on SWA . . . .

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby Shari » Thu, Dec 22 2011, 12:08 PM

OK I was looking at the map. For the Best Western how close is it to the fly area? Is it walking distance? It appears to have a bus route that runs from the hotel to the beach. Any tips?

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby Mike » Thu, Dec 22 2011, 01:05 PM

The Best Western on the beach is just a couple blocks from the flying area--and you pass a donut shop on the way.

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby goestoeleven » Thu, Dec 22 2011, 10:51 PM

I'm thinking Shari means the other Best Western - maybe the one north of the beach (i.e. closer to the HoJos), not on the beach. If I get the rental car, I'd give you guys a ride to the beach.

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby Mike » Fri, Dec 23 2011, 02:40 PM

I can pass that way too. But you guys tend to sleep a bit late and I tend to get there a bit early. We can work something out. When and where are you flying into?

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby Shari » Tue, Dec 27 2011, 12:39 PM

Oh no I was meaning the BW on the beach. I am pretty sure that is what we are going to do, add a donut shop. Sounds perfect!!! The price of the room is a bit more but it would be fun and that is basically how we would be spending our birthdays. :) Mine is the 2nd and Mikey's is the 9th of March! :up:

And Mike we don't tend to sleep in, you just get up way too early. Which makes it look like we are sleeping in. :-)
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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby Mike » Tue, Dec 27 2011, 02:54 PM

Groovy. It's going to be great flying on the warm beach! Post when you've booked your flights and know the dates you'll be there.
Shari wrote:And Mike we don't tend to sleep in, you just get up way too early. Which makes it look like we are sleeping in. :-)

Ha! You're right, it's all relative.

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby Shari » Thu, Dec 29 2011, 10:32 AM

It's official! Mikey and I are going to Kite Party. We are flying on Southwest into SNA, March 8th (arriving around 11:30) - 13th (departure 2:30)! We booked the Shorebreak, I was able to book the room through SW, when I did my air, getting a better rate than if I would have booked the Best Western separately. :up:

Super Fun!!
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Sorry i have to add the donkey again I just love him so, even it if is a little on the morbid side....Just too EXCITED!!!!
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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby Mike » Thu, Dec 29 2011, 10:39 AM

Woo Hoo!
Come on everyone else, join us! This is the best fest!

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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby Jynx » Thu, Dec 29 2011, 11:46 AM

Mike wrote:Woo Hoo!
Come on everyone else, join us! This is the best fest!


8-) I agree! ...The best dang NONfest-PARTY ever! :jester:
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Re: KITE PARTY X ~ March 10th-11th 2012 Huntington Beach CA

Postby Mike » Thu, Dec 29 2011, 01:10 PM

BTW, Mikey and Shari: I can pick you up on Thursday at the airport and take you to the beach. You won't need a car while you're on the beach. We can carpool to the one off-beach site for the pizza-party/auction. But I probably won't be able to return you to the airport on Tuesday. Another driver or a taxi will be needed on Tuesday.


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