All extreme sports and outdoor enthusiasts should consider taking an Adult CPR first aid course. When accidents happen time is against us. A quick and decisive response from a trained first responder can mean the difference between live and death, or a life in a wheelchair vs. a fully recoverable injury.
IKO releases its Online Kiteboarder Education program. IKO has the largest and most in depth program of this type available for kiteboarders.
The IKO has released a NEW AND IMPROVED 6th Edition Kiteboarder Handbook! This Edition is a necessary companion for any beginning or intermediate kiteboarder looking to become a safe independent rider. It is comprised of explanations, exercises and a complete list of kiteboarding terminology that all help you learn
The IKO has released the latest release of the IKO Kiteboarding Instructor Manual. The IKO manual is regularly updated and this version is the 6th and latest revision in 14 years.
State DOBOR is considering enforcing a 25 year old rule that would block the current access for most water users from over 3000 feet of Kanaha beach shoreline.
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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Since the beginning of the sport kiteboarding access has been an issue. Sharing space with existing user groups, has meant coexisting in a harmonious manner.
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.
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Kiteboarding 4 Cancer will take place July 12-13 in beautiful Hood River Oregon on the banks of the mighty Columbia River.