West Coast Kite Championships in Berkeley

July 25, 2009 5:53:09 PM PDT
You may have noticed some strange objects hovering over the skies of Berkeley this weekend.

MOST POPULAR: Video, stories and more
SIGN-UP: Get breaking news sent to you

They came from as far as New Zealand, Japan, England, Mexico and Canada for the Berkeley Kite Festival and West Coast Kite Championships.

On Saturday they had winds out of the northwest at 14 miles-per-hour, with 20 mile-per-hour gusts. Perfect for launching numerous designs at Caesar Chavez Park near the Berkeley Marina.

There were centuries old kite designs in flight and several teams competed in the traditional Japanesse kite battles.

The festival continues on Sunday.

       Today's latest headlines | ABC7 News on your phone
Follow us on Twitter | Fan us on Facebook | Get our free widget