We first spotted this man Sunday appearing to be flying over Ocean Avenue, and because that is an unlikely safe landing strip, it was an attention grabber. It was between 4:30 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. From our view at Ocean and LaVerne the man was airborne about 10 minutes as he buzzed the stretch of Belmont Shore sand between the Granada and Claremont boat ramps. It wasn't clear from our distance whether he was over the water.
After he landed, and made his way to the beach parking lot LaVerne, two red lifeguard trucks that were faced out toward sea at the water line, turned around and headed his way. The man departed, and we look forward to hearing more about this free flying from Long Beach Lifeguards, who were checking on it Monday.
Have you seen such flying paramotorists?
Here are some links to what we think he was doing: http://www.123rf.com/photo_13927549_paramotor-glider-flyes-in-the-air.html
And here is what's billed as the only "international magazine about free flying," and it's called Paramotor Magazine: http://www.paramotormag.com/