Red Bull Flugtag Miami – Paddling to a downtown kayak, boat & plane party!

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Seagull’s aerial 360 view of Miami Red Bull Flugtag – this is the coolest panorama you’ll find!!
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Very very wet Red Bull Flugtag Miami super wide view from the surface!
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The Red Bull Flugtag are a series of summer events held in cities around the world where teams compete to build and “fly” outrageous and often whimsical flying machines in front of a large, live audience. The Miami edition, now in it’s fourth year is held is Biscayne Bay, just off Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, Florida. It brings out upwards of 100 000 people, and the best way to see and enjoy it is on the water, right from the seat of your kayak, canoe or SUP!

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Is it Red Bull that gives you wings??

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Cheers .. to a Hurricanes touchdown!

.Paddling out to the Red Bull Flugtag is easy,  you mingle with the boat crowd, and then you can easily get right in front and find the best seat in the house. It’s a fun and festive atmosphere!

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Flugtag paddle route is just over 2 miles

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Flugtag route in relation to Miami and Key Biscayne

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A great place to launch is only a couple of miles away, on the north side of Rickenbacker Causeway, before the big bridge. Sometimes known as “Santeria Beach”, it is as yet “unimproved” (unlike the southern shoreline), thus parking is free-range and there’s ample shade provided by the tall (marked “invasive”) Australian Pines. Best of all, you’re not stuck on land, nor do you have to deal with any boat ramp mayhem!

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Launching off Rickenbacker Causeway with the Miami Kayak Club

By launching off Key Biscayne before the big bridge, you also avoid 99% of all motor boat traffic esp. if you cut inside to the mouth of the Miami River.

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Satellite view of Miami Red Bull Flugtag area

Paddling out on a fat super-stable sit on top kayak offers comfort, stability and utility for a short paddle like this!

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Sitting on Top by the Bay

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“What the Flugtag are YOU doing down there?”

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Elevated aerial birds eye view of Red Bull Flugtag Miami and judge’s yacht

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Miami Red Bull Flugtag film / media crew boat

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Miami Red Bull Flugtag superwide panorama
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Red Bull Flugtag Miami edition

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Coast Guard demos at Flugtag Miami

The Coast Guard has put on some cool demostrations over the crowds. Unfortunately, one year they came down too low, and capsized several kayakers!! At least one person lost his DSLR cam and lens overboard – not fun!

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Coast Guard helicopter Miami Flugtag

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This was a good flyer, if I recall ..

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Colorful view from the seat of the kayak – Red Bull Flugtag Miami
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R E D B U L L F L U G T A G M I A M I
Red Bull Flugtag Miami

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Why am I smiling ..

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kayakfari.com RedBull Flugtag Miami kayak 420 beer downtown biscayne bay flex maslan florida panoramic paddle

.. is it Red Bull that gives you wings??

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The Red Baron went straight down!

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kayakfari.com RedBull Flugtag Miami kayak downtown biscayne bay flex maslan florida panoramic paddle

SPLASH!

“What the Flugtag are YOU doing down there?”

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Beautiful Miami !! Red Bull Flugtag sights!

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Miami Hurricanes score a .. touchdown!
Red Bull Flugtag

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Miami Hurricanes entry for Red Bull Flugtag

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! Hurricanes .. going for gold !
Red Bull Flugtag Miami

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Another set of wings in the water ..

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Miami Red Bull Flugtag rescue team

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Mr Red Bull strikes a pose as I swim through the boater crowd

There are lots of media photographers and people taking pics. Sometimes you get lucky and find yourself, like I did in these awesome aerials here and here from MayDayRelay‘s photostream!

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A happy paddler from the Miami Kayak Club

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Miami Red Bull Flugtag superwide panorama
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kayakfari.com RedBull Flugtag Miami kayak downtown biscayne bay flex maslan florida panoramic paddle

No paddle? No problema!
Dust pan + broom stick = paddle!!
Red Bull Flugtag Miami Edition

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Kayak Erica of www.allamericankayak.com having a great time at the Miami Red Bull Flugtag

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Happy young soldier .. the Miami Red Bull Flugtag is well organized and family friendly!

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Kayaks, Canoes, SUPs and inflatables of all shapes, colors and sizes mix well at the Miami Red Bull Flugtag

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Miami Red Bull Flugtag

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Spectators leaving the Miami Red Bull Flugtag

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It’s a good idea to leave a little early to avoid the exhaust fumes and motor boat traffic as you weave your way out the the boating area. Then take the same route back!

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Safely back on the beach at Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne!

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Enjoy!

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© 2013 Flex Maslan / kayakfari.com / digital029art.com. All original photographs, artworks and music in this portfolio are copyrighted and owned by the artist, Flex Maslan, unless otherwise noted. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

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DISCLAIMER:: The maps and images on this site are not intended for navigation, I am not a guide; use any and all information at your own risk! Your mileage may vary .. so use good judgement before venturing out!

With that said..
Blessings friends!

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  1. Paddling to the Red Bull Flugtag Miami | kayakfari ( kayak .. far .. i )
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 15:38:54

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