Kite surfing is easy to practice safely with a little forethought and the application of common sense. Ultimately, individual kiters are responsible for minimizing the risk to ourselves, and to others on the beach. Safe, responsible and appropriate kiting practices minimise negative attention to the sport, and helps protect the future of this great sport.
WAKSA encourages individual kiters to kite within their own skill level and abilities, and to recognise their own limits. WAKSA always encourages kiters to practice safe kiting but believes that the use of safety devices such as PFD’s is a matter for individuals to decide, depending on conditions and experience levels. For example, if kiting any considerable distance off shore, a PFD and flares may be appropriate, but may not be necessary for inshore or river based kiting.
WAKSA recommends the C.L.E.A.R. acronym as follows: