Burlingame: the perfect reagatta field

The windsurfing community of Burlingame, California, is fighting against the construction of a six-building business complex, at 300 Airport Boulevard, in front of the famous Burlingame Point.


A group of windsurfers and kitesurfers believe that the size of the buildings will affect the wind speed and direction in the area. The Burlingame Point is a very large regatta field.

Local surf shop owners say only advanced wind riders will be capable of handling turbulence and stronger gusts of wind. This means beginners is windsurfing and kitesurfing may not have the right conditions to learn.

Stable winds in Burlingame Point may turn into a random shifty winds and the local economy will definitely lose value.

The plan is to build four seven-story office and life science buildings, a five-story parking structure and an amenities building with an exercise center, dining area and childcare center.

Wind riders are trying to explain their views and think it would be possible to build shorter buildings oriented with the wind. Local residents will have the opportunity to express their opinions through January 16th.