Kiteboarding Safety Tips

Cabrinha SwitchbladeYou’ve seen it on TV, or perhaps someone you know is into it. Kiteboarding or kitesurfing is very popular these days.  With a good kiteboard kite such as the Cabrinha Switchblade or Cabrinha Contra, you can indulge in two thrills—flying and boarding.  If you’re into boarding, you will also appreciate that kites can give you more time for tricks and stunts.  And we haven’t even mentioned how great of a workout kiteboarding is.

But kiteboarding can be dangerous, too, especially if you’re careless.  It cannot only cause injuries but also death. You certainly don’t want to be the next statistic, so you should keep in mind the following tips:

Don’t try to learn the sport by yourself. Never attempt to try kiteboarding after watching a couple of videos on YouTube. It’s still better to take some kiteboarding lessons, even if it costs you a good amount of money.

Don’t kitesurf without a safety release system. This lets you disable the kite at any given moment. You should also check the safety releases of your kiteboard kites by releasing them without the kite attached to them.

Never go kiting by yourself. Always bring along a friend with you. And before you head out, make sure you let someone in your home know where you’re going. Tell them where you are going for a kiteboarding session, and when you expect to be back.

When the winds are strong, don’t hook in before launching. Make sure you check the lines first. You must ensure that you have the correct kite, one that can stand up to the wind strength.

Avoid launching, riding, or jumping upwind of people or hard objects. There should be a minimum of 1.5 line-length distance between you and those obstacles.

Never ask the help of a non-kitesurfer in launching or landing a kite. You must seek the assistance of a kitesurfer, preferably one who’s experienced, in launching and landing your kite.

Never attempt to use a Cabrinha Contra or Cabrinha Switchblade in stormy weather. You must also resist the temptation to kitesurf before or after a thunderstorm.

Do not use a kitesurf in offshore wind. Brush up your skills at self-rescue before you even think of using it.

Be cautious when landing your kite particularly during gusty conditions.

Avoid kite surfing in crowded areas as you may hurt other people. You should also avoid other obstacles such as boats, piers, trees, power lines, or rocks

Don’t kitesurf in strong winds if you are a beginner. In fact, you must also avoid doing this even if you’re an experienced kitesurfer.

By following these 11 safety tips in kitesurfing, you can protect yourself against any potential injury and avoid hurting other people or damaging objects, too.

Contact :

Cabrinha Store by 15 Knots
9705 NW 108th Ave #10
33178, USA
Phone :    8005909314

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