Kiteboarder Certification Cards

For many years now the top training organizations in the world have issued Kiteboarder certification cards. Kiteboarder certification cards are for kiters what PADI cards are for scuba divers. Kiteboarder certification cards serve several purposes..

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Montrose Beach Kiteboarding Rules and Regulations

Rules created by Chicago Parks District govern kiteboarding access.

Memorial to labor day season beaches are open to swimmers.

To protect swimmers and the swim zone, the following rules apply:

Only kiters who have the level2 PASA, or Level3 IKO certification are allowed.

Kiteboarding is forbidden in the swim zone.

Kiters must present their Kiteboarder Cert cards to the Lifeguard station.

To be allowed to kiteboard for the day.

When beach closed to high surf/high wind then beach transitions to shared use for windsports and kayak.

Only PASA IKO kite surfers may kite at Montrose Beach

You must have a city-issued streamer attached to your kite.

Maintain a 100 foot safety zone from kite, remain clean of people, piers etc.

Kiteboarding upwind of swimming area only

Teaching is not allowed at any time.

No teaching or beach flying of practice kites (4m or larger), no body dragging in water.

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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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