This is how Smaug, Lord of the Rings fame, got his start, tethered to a string on the beach. He put up with this for one year and then decided he'd rather see the world at which point, he broke the string bond and fried the string holder. He thought, "Wow, this is great fun!" and flapped off to seek his fortune.
Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria, California 2010