Kiteboarding Road Rules

Kiteboarding Road Rules

KITEBOARDING ROW RULES
In crowded conditions the possibility to collide with other kiters exists.
It is important to know how to react and behave in order to avoid accidents.
The following are the most common right of way rules for kiteboarders.

Avoid collisions at all costs: Remember to follow the rules but not to the point of having a collision, even if you have right of way, you must act prudently to avoid an accident. Some sailors don’t know the rules. This is part of the “prudential rule”.

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Columbia Gorge Kiteboarding Association | Columbia Gorge Kiteboarding Association

Columbia Gorge Kiteboarding Association | Columbia Gorge Kiteboarding Association

The Columbia Gorge Kiteboarding Association represents the kiteboarders of the Gorge and is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of safe kiteboarding access to the Columbia River.

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Hood River Kiteboarding Guide

Hood River Kiteboarding Guide

Hood River Kiteboarding Guide

IMPORTANT: If you are a new Kiteboarder, you need to take lessons with a professional kiteboard instructor. If you show up to the Sandbar without proper knowledge and experience of how to kiteboard safely, you will be asked to leave. Please respect the safety of kiteboarders and other users. Secure your kite with extra sand when rigging your lines. Keep your kite under control when you launch and give others kiters as much space as possible as you leave the launch and beginner area. Please allow others safe access to the river by kiting somewhere other than at the the launch and beginner area.

For information on lessons contact one of the local Hood River shops or schools: Gorge Kiteboard School, Brian’s Windsurfing, Kite The Gorge, Hood River WaterPlay, New Wind or Cascade Kiteboarding .

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Kiters Banned ! – Kiteforum.com

Kiters Banned ! – Kiteforum.com

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Maui Kiteboarding Areas – Maui Kiteboarding Association

Maui Kiteboarding Areas – Maui Kiteboarding Association

Maui Kiteboarding Areas, Zones and Beaches Non Kiteboarding Beaches Upper Kanaha, Sign at Kanaha. Lower Kanaha (& Canoe Beach) Sprecks, Sign at Sprecks. Camp One, Sign at Camp One. Lobster Cove Sugar Cove Baldwin Beach Paia Bay Hookipa (kiting only allowed during contests) Lahaina Harbor, Ka’anapali Beach. Cove Park, Kihei Kiteboarding Beaches Ka’a Point (Pro … Continue reading “Maui Kiteboarding Areas”

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Ho’okipa Rules

Ho’okipa Rules -MKC

These common-sense rules will keep us all safer and create a better rapport with windsurfers and surfers. Be aware of the potential dangers at Ho‘okipa! The wave is powerful, the lineup is small, and the rocks are close.

  • A downed kite will present a danger to those on the inside, so keep kite in control

  • Board leashes are recommended

  • CHECK IN WITH THE LIFEGUARDS BEFORE KITING HO‘OKIPA ! The lifeguards want to know everyone who kites here and want to share their safety concerns

  • Surfers always have right-of-way. Stay at least one kite length away from surfers, and off any wave they catch

  • Windsurfers and kiters have equal priority when catching waves. The rider who catches the wave first has right-of-way. If a wave is caught simultaneously, the upwind rider has right-of-way

  • Sharing a wave is common in both windsurfing and kiting, IF BOTH RIDERS AGREE. However, because of a kiter’s lines, it is recommended that the kiter surf downwind of the windsurfer

  • Be aware that windsurfers do not catch as many waves in light and fluky conditions, so show some aloha and give them the waves they can catch

  • If a lifeguard sounds one blast during your transition it is a warning: you did something unsafe. Two blasts means you must leave. Talk to the lifeguards later and ask them to explain their concerns. Three blasts means all kiters must leave. A siren means keep the channel clear, so lifeguards can launch their rescue craft

  • CONSIDER YOUR ABILITIES BEFORE KITING HO‘OKIPA. If you are not experienced in extreme conditions do not ride Ho‘okipa and chance endangering someone else or yourself. Remember, you are kiting with some of the best windsurfers and kiters in the world. Please show them and the lifeguards the respect they deserve and we will all have a great time

  • Finally, Ho‘okipa means hospitality and our ability to kite there depends on mutual respect of all ocean users

FAA KITEBOARDING RULES – Maui

FAA KITEBOARDING RULES – Maui

These rules comprise the terms under which the FAA permits kiteboarding within 5 miles of Kahului Airport.

  • All kitesurfing participants must be responsible for seeing and avoiding aircraft.

  • No kiteboarding in the 2 nautical mile long by one nautical mile wide corridor. The corridor’s length starts at the end of the OGG airport runway. The corridor’s width is comprised of one half a nautical mile on each side of the runway, from the runway’s end to sea. Please refer to the Map below.

  • The waiver is applicable and only valid between the hours of official sunrise and sunset

  • All kiteboarders shall be responsible for seeing and avoiding non-participants

  • The rope or attaching cables must not exceed 125 feet in length and no kite shall be operated more than 125 feet above sea level.

  • Kiteboarding safety meetings will be conducted within every 12 month period