I asked Chat GPT what to bring for a week of kite flying on the beach…
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The 27th Nordic Kite Meeting
Blokhus Denmark
June 2nd - 8th 2025
Blokhus Wind Festival
Blokhus Denmark
June 2nd - 8th 2025

Well, I didn’t have to, but I was quite curious about what AI would suggest I’d bring. So here’s what came out …

“…When heading to the beach for a week of kite flying, it’s important to pack wisely to ensure a fun and comfortable experience. Here are some essentials you should bring:

  • Kite(s) and Kite Gear:
    Bring along your kites, kite lines, and any other kite accessories you might need, such as a kite bag, a kite reel, or a kite stake. You might also want to bring a pump, spare parts, and a repair kit.
  • Sun Protection:
    The beach can be a sunny place, so it’s important to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays. Bring along sunscreen with a high SPF, a hat, sunglasses, and a long-sleeved shirt.
  • Comfortable Clothing:
    Make sure to pack comfortable clothing for the beach, such as shorts, t-shirts, and swimsuits. You may also want to bring a light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings.
  • Beach Gear:
    Don’t forget to bring beach essentials like towels, a beach blanket, beach chairs or a beach umbrella, and a cooler to keep your drinks and snacks cold.
  • Water Bottles:
    Staying hydrated is key when spending time outside, so bring along a few water bottles that you can refill throughout the day.
  • Snacks and Food:
    Pack snacks like fruit, granola bars, or trail mix, as well as easy-to-make meals like sandwiches or wraps, to keep your energy up during long kite-flying sessions.
  • Entertainment:
    When you’re not flying kites, you’ll want to have some downtime activities to enjoy. Bring along books, magazines, board games, or a portable speaker for music.
  • First Aid Kit:
    It’s always a good idea to bring along a small first aid kit in case of any minor injuries or accidents.

By packing these essentials, you’ll be well-prepared for a week of kite flying on the beach and ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. …”

So what do you think? Did AI do a good job on this one?

IMO it was not too bad, but as an experienced kite flyer and kite festival attendee, I have a few comments.

First things first …

WHERE’S THE COFFEE???

‘Cause you never leave home – for a kite event especially – without it!

Jokes aside… Like said, it wasn’t so bad, but I’d like to add a few things – in addition to coffee:

  • Banners and poles:
    Never leave home without it! ‘Cause you need to be visible on the beach, at least AERIALIS Kites think so. And what’s better than putting up a load of colourful stuff?!
  • Linejunk and similar:
    More stuff for visibility on the beach and in the air. Launch a handful of SLKs and attach line junk to the flying lines. Definitely an attention grabber!
  • Wind protection:
    Staying in windy conditions for a more extended period of time can be quite tiring. But if you put up a couple of wind shelters, you can take breaks from the ever-blowing winds. Works wonders!
  • Gas- or charcoal barbeque:
    Yes, of course you can go for sandwiches, but nothing beats a meal prepared on a charcoal barbeque!
  • Camera/s and equipment:
    I love to shoot videos and take photos so I always bring my camera equipment with me.
  • Spare parts, repair tools etc:
    Every now and then something breaks. Make sure to bring the right spare parts, tools or whatnot for a quick field repair.

Now…. That’s more like it! If I go to the Nordic Kite Meeting with every item above checked, I’m pretty certain I’ve brought everything I need for making it a great kite festival.

…or…?

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