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Always wanted to try kitesurfing? Here's how to get started

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CULTURE They're out there in the water at Ocean Beach and Crissy Field, whipping by the toll plaza, sailing giant kites like crescent moons. Those freaky, flying water monkeys — soaring around the bay via kites strong enough to tow cars — are kitesurfers, also called kiteboarders.Read more »

5 top spots for Labor Day from our (just-posted!) complete Nude Beaches Guide 2012

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You saw the abridged version in our now-famous print edition last month, but just in time for the three-day weekend, Gary Hanauer's complete guide to the clothing-optional watering holes and breezy beaches of NorCal is available for your pants-free perusal. Didn't have any outings scheduled for your Labor Day lazefest? Here's five of the top spots for nudeling included in the 100-plus listings. 

1. Hop on over to Marin County's highly-recommended RCA Beach, where Hanauer affirms driftwood dragons can sometimes be spotted. "Want to recharge your life? ... a single stopover at the beautiful beach will probably inspire you to keep coming back." Read more »