I just came across a bunch of Kite Buggy videos that were shot in Long Beach. I contacted Mike, who filmed and starred in them and got permission to share. Mike says “It’s [Kite Buggying] a great way to have some fun with friends, get some exercise, and commune with nature.” I just think it’s awesome because it’s sailing on sand! Wind Power! If I lived on Tatooine, this would be my primary form of transportation. (Yes, Star Wars nerds, there is wind on Tatooine).
For those who are wondering what it’s like to Kite Buggy, check out the first person perspective Mike filmed via GoPro cam:
In this second video, Mike wrote that he clocked a top speed of 25mph, which was measured with by a handheld GPS.
Mike invited me to try it out sometime and I might take him up on it. In the meantime, head over to his youtube channel for more ‘Kite Buggy in LB’ videos!