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Safe Kiting Guidlines

Kitesurfing is easy to practice safely with a little forethought and common sense. Ultimately we are responsible for minimizing the risk to ourselves, and others, which will help protect the future of this great sport – be very CLEAR about your responsibilities.

CLEAR

 

CONDITIONS

          wind strength

          wind direction

          always keep downwind area well clear

          waves, tides & currents

          consider possible changes

LOOK

          before you launch, land, jump, jibe, etc.

EQUIPMENT

          always pre-flight check

          use a kite leash

          use a quick release on anything you hook into

          practise using your safety systems regularly so that it becomes instinctive

          never exceed manufacturers specifications

ATTITUDE

          always seek and listen to local advice

          don’t exceed your limitations

          use judgement to prevent situations, not rely on skill to try and get out of it

RESPECT

          others – be considerate and courteous to all other water and beach users

          the law

          fellow kiters – follow right of way rules

          the environment