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.
always keep downwind area well clear
waves, tides & currents
consider possible changes
before you launch, land, jump, jibe, etc.
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
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
others – be considerate and courteous to all other water and beach users
fellow kiters – follow right of way rules