The USKA was created to Promote safe kiteboarding to ensure continued access for all kite sports. Since the beginning of the sport Kiteboarding rapidly became established as an extreme sport. This has lead to a misconception as to safety. Kite sports today are risk managed, risk is mitigated with good practices and professional training. Today kite sports can be enjoyed by all age groups, in a variety of settings. This is critical to ensure that Kite-sports continue to be accepted by communities and can maintain their access to public areas.
Kiteboarding Clubs and Regional Associations have developed local rules and guidelines to develop the sport in their areas. Local Kite communities have a need to maintain and protect access to launch sites and beaches, on public lands and waterways.
We also support and encourage professional kiteboarding schools that teach the fundamentals of kiteboarding safety.
Professional training is essential not only to the student but to the wider kiting community. Each new kiter must not only protect themselves, but also learn how to become a safe rider and responsible member of the kite community. This allows us to protect the image of the sport, to better ensure our acceptance and inclusion in public venues.