Rules of Play

SAFE KITEBOARDING RULES

  • Know your own kiteboarding ability and stay with your limits.
  • Know the limits of your gear.
  • Know the weather forecast and the wind conditions
  • Know the sailing rules, local rules and riding areas.
  • Make a float and fly plan (tell someone where you are going and when to expect you back).
  • Never Kite alone
  • Do not kite between sunset and sunrise.
  • Never ride further than you can swim
  • If in doubt, don’t go out!
  • Do not tailgate other riders
  • Check your gear thoroughly before launching.
  • Do not kite between sunset and sunrise.
  • Do not launch or fly over non-kiteboarders.
  • Maintain a 2 x Kiteline length clear zone around all; Divers, Swimmers, Canoes.
  • Always use a “Kite Leash” & “Depowering Safety Device”.
  • Always use a “Quick Release” device.
  • Select a safe launching site.
  • Do not launch close to rocks or other hazards.
  • Do not launch or land at crowded areas.
  • Always announce you are launching a kite.
  • Stay clear of power lines and overhead obstructions.
  • Always maintain a downwind safety buffer zone.
  • Keep windsurfers outside the kite’s power-zone.
  • Observe all mapped kitesurfing boundaries.
  • Do not lay kite lines across anyone’s path.
  • Give way to all other water users.
  • Landing kitesurfer gives way to the Launching kiter.
  • When consideration has been given to the above, normal sailing rules apply.
  • Prevent kites from re-launching with sand.
  • Disable unattended kites.