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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