Good Practice Guide for kite surfing
- Avoid eelgrass / seagrass sensitive areas – Click here for more informtion, and these areas can be found on the iCoast map
- Do not disturb rafts of birds, seals and dolphins – keep back and by all means look but then move on
Watch out for other kite surfers
- Learn kitesurf “rules of the road”.
- Help other users land their kite safely
Watch out for other water users
- Maintain a 50 metre downwind safety zone between yourself and other craft (including moored vessels)
- If you get to close to another water user then stabilise your kite at 12 o’clock.
- Never kite surf in or near to bathing areas and swimmers, buoys and boat moorings.
- Keep your kite lines away from people, animals and craft on the water to prevent entanglement
- Retreat to a safe zone outside a navigational channel when other crafts approach
Watch out for other beach users
- Look around the beach, if its too busy then don’t launch
- Never practice jumping on land or close to the beach
- Do not lay kite lines across the path of other beach users
- Weigh down the kite with sand to stop the kites from self-launching on the beach and dropping on other beach users.
- Do not leave your equipment unattended on the beach. Disable your kite and return your lines so that you don’t inconvenience other beach users.
Bring home all your rubbish.
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