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Kiteboarding Safety Guidelines

To The Point(s):  Prevention

1. Have as much downwind space as possible, at all times

2. Don't go kiteboarding when the wind is blowing in any direction offshore.

3. Make sure your gear is setup properly, and that it is in good condition.

 

The Detailed Explanation:

Prevention of injuries, deaths, Coast Guard Calls, and kiteboarding bans.

  • P - Protect yourself, use a helmet, impact/ floatation vest and booties.
  • R - Remove unnecessary risk, inspect your gear and choose the right size kite.
  • E - Evaluate areas you are not familiar with before launching and riding.
  • V - View the public as a hazard as they don’t understand kiteboarding, stay clear of them.
  • E - Ensure a safe session and check the weather before heading out.  Watch the sky while riding.
  • N - Never fly a kite when there is thunder and or lightening.
  • T - Take time to assist other kiters, we all have our bad days.
  • I - Invest time getting to know your safety releases, practice pulling, resetting and self rescuing.
  • O - Observe Laws, accidents and disagreements often lead to kiteboarders loosing water access.
  • N - Never kite outside your limits.
  • - Capt'n J



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