must do soWhen in doubt of the weather condition or equipment, stop kiting.- 3 Kiter RuleUse extreme caution when launching, landing or near hard objects.- NOT BELMONT CONCERNDon't attach yourself to the kite at times (launching, landing, near hard objects) .- NOT BELMONT CONCERNWear appropriate protection devices (
or impact vest, etc.)-Go slow and be careful in crowded place (near shore, people and hard objects, etc.)!
Don't jump in crowded place (near shore, people and hard objects, etc.)- Not beginner concernBe alert and prepare to handle unexpected risks (extreme gusts, other "crazy" kiters, submerged rocks, etc.)!
Take a Kiting LessonDon't Drink and Kite
Those the most basic rules and common sense all kiters should have. Now read on for more safetydetails.
Use the following safety guidelines when kitesurfing:1.Do not kitesurf without a safety release system that allows you to disable the kite at any moment.
Traditional kites cannot be fully depowered while the kitesurfer is attached to the kite(chicken loop or chicken loop line). When things go wrong, the kitesurfers activate asafety release system that detaches themselves from the kite. While this system workswhen you are conscious and can react fast enough, it
when you are notconscious or don't have enough time to react to a dangerous situation (
a few kitesurfershave had serious or fatal accidents in the past due to these devices
). Use such kiteand safety release system with care and only do so when you are out in open water.Also make sure that you test your safety release system properly as described latter on inthis page.
Most modern kites can be MOSTLY depowered by simply dropping the bar – THIS IS AVERY IMPORTANT REACTION TO LEARN!!. This is safer as once the control bar isdropped, the kite become more manageable and the kiter can have more time (andchance) to activate the safety release to detach from the kite.
If you use a traditional kite which cannot be fully depowered while hooking in to the chicken loop,do not hook in before launching and landing. Depower your kite using the trim strap beforelaunching or landing. If you use a "spin