CLEAR guidelines


Guidelines to provide a checklist for safe and enjoyable kitesurfing.

CONDITIONS – assess:

  • Wind strength and direction
  • Waves, tides, currents and rips
  • The weather forecast

LOOK – before you launch, jump, jibe (turn), land


EQUIPMENT – always:

  • Complete your pre-flight safety check
  • Always use a kite leash
  • Use a quick release on anything you connect too
  • Practice using your safety systems – you need to use them instinctively
  • Never exceed manufacturers specifications – particularly the wind range for your kite size


  • Seek and listen to local advice
  • Don’t exceed your limitations – come in before you get too tired. Accidents and mistakes happen when you are fatigued.
  • Use your judgement. If in doubt don’t go out, or don’t do it.


  • Others, including all water and beach users,
  • The law
  • Fellow kiters – know the right of way rules and follow them
  • The environment