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Safety - Do's and Don'ts

With the advent of bow kites and modern saftey systems, kiteboarding is much safer than it used to be. There are still some sensible precautions to follow to avoid injury to yourself or others.

DO:

Take lessons with a qualified instructor

Ensure all of your equipment is suitable for the conditions and your ability level

Check that all of your equipment is in full working order before every session

Find out about local harzards and weather conditions before going out on the water

Respect other beach users

Aquire third party insurance

Use common sense


DON'T:
Go out in conditions beyond your current ability

Use old and worn out equipment without suitable safety systems

Go out on your own or kitesurf at beaches you have not seen other kiters ride at

Leave equipment unattended

Stay out on water until you are totally exhausted

This is a quick guide to the basic safety issues. Check your local club, shop or kitesurfing association for further details of specific safety information for your area.

The British Kitesurfing Association (BKSA) - www.kitesurfing.org
The Professional Airsports Association (PASA) (USA) - www.pasakiteboarding.org
The Australian Kitesurfing Association (AKSA) - www.aksa.com.au



Added: 2007-06-16

Category: Technique

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