Coastal Paradise–Morro Bay’s Annual Kite Festival

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Shaun Farmer
Shaun Farmer, owner of Kites, Surreys and More in Morro Bay. Photo Tom Wilmer

Morro Bay is situated on famed Highway One, half way between LA and San Francisco. It’s a bona fide commercial fishing port, and the bay and estuary are popular draws for visitors and locals alike who enjoy kayaking, sailing, or just sitting on the shore watching the sea otters, seals, sea lions, pelicans. In January the Morro Bay Bird Festival attracts avid birders, and those just curious to learn more about the amazing diversity of birds that are spotted here. Actually there’s a greater diversity of bird species spotted here than anywhere else on the entire Pacific Coast. It’s springtime now, and it’s kite-flying season–and the Morro Bay Kite Festival is one of the town’s most popular annual events. Come along and join Brent Haugen, the Director of the Morro Bay Tourism Bureau, as we visit with Shaun Farmer the founder of the Morro Bay Kite Festival, and the owner of Farmer’s Kites Surreys and More, located on the Embarcadero, directly across the street from the harbor.


Morro Bay CA
Morro Bay. CA. Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer