The Oregon Coast is made for kite flying. It's a great way to get in touch with the raw force and unpredictable nature of the elements. There are a couple of small kiteshops in Cannon Beach and they'll happily sell you as much kite as you can possibly handle. My advice is to spend 25 bucks and they'll put together a small kite with decent nylon string that looks good and will fly in most conditions. I've splurged several times on more exotic kites, but if you're launching one for the first time since elementary school it's best to start small.