Grant’s Getaways: Kite Festival

ROCKAWAY BEACH, Ore. — There’s a high-flying reason to visit the Oregon Coast this weekend! Kite flyers from across the country are landing in Tillamook County’s Rockaway Beach to show off their talents and their kites.

I joined a local man on the sand to discover his passion for the sport and how it has taken him across the world

Phil Burks loves to dig in the sand, but not to build sand castles or harvest razor clams. Rather, it is play with purpose and a way for Burks to anchor his passion.

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