Many kiting accidents can be avoided if kiters are informed of safety procedures and exercise reasonable care. Kiteboarding can be hazardous to riders and to bystanders, particularly if practiced without adequate training, safety gear, observation of safe kiteboarding practices and appropriate caution.

Kites can produce powerful force with little or no warning. Sudden wind gusts, improper line attachment, mishandling, etc., can result in dragging and/or lofting, possibly with no time to effectively react. A kiter may not always be able to just let go or kill the power of the kite, as many accidents have established.

Your ability to safely and completely depower and drop your kite and otherwise manage in an emergency will weigh heavily on your technique, preparation, prior practice and the reliability of your gear

KSA strongly advises the adherence to the following principles, guidelines and practices to ensure the safety of all beach users, and prevent injuries or even death

KSA recommends to have lessons if you are thinking of getting into the sport. Click the links under “kiteboarding schools” to find an instructor near you


Western Australia Kitesurfing Association (WAKSA)

British Kitesurfing Association

Kernow Kitesurf Club


NSWKBA and SSKC committee members