1. First and foremost avoid collisions and don't be an idiot.
2. Always be considerate and use common sense.
maybe not all yatching rules but the basics DO apply...3. Kitesurfing is a very dynamic three dimensional sport, thus some antiquated yachting rules don't apply to kitesurfers interacting with kitesurfers.
Still does not mean you can do tricks on the waters edge exactly were learners will be flying. Get out into deeper water for doing tricks. May be impressive for a few people until you land badly in 6" of water then have to crawl back up the beach cause you twisted an ankle, winded yourself - or worse get dragged downwind into some beginner because you were to stupid to think where or what may happen if you it goes wrong. Pretty much lost count number of time I have seen this at my regular beaches..5. If a spot has a nice spot for throwing down (TD) tricks, go out of your way to make room for people to throw down tricks in the throw it down zone (TD zone).
Disagree... Guy who wants to jump NEVER has right of way... it is their responsibility to make sure there is enough space - not for everyone else to move out the way.... (see Rule 1 & 2)6. The guy that wants to jump/TD has the right of way. Do all you can to make room for him to bust a move. Otherwise were just like the windsurfers, yachters, etc. going back and forth in a straight line.
So why propose Rule 6... (see Rule 1 & 2)7. Never jump, transition, TD, etc. if you will cause a collision. (See rule number one, i.e. don't be an idiot.) Look around before hand.
See reply to Rule 9...8. When approaching another kiter on the opposite tack avoid changing directions in front of him/her. This a a classic beginner move. When you do this the other kiter is now behind and in back of you. This pretty much forces the other kiter to change directions as well. A pain in the ass, especially if he/she is heading towards the TD zone.
Agree, but then the Oceans cover 73% of the Earth surface so there is plenty of space for everyone9. Stay out of crowded wave spot unless you have a clue.
Everyone was a beginner once...10. Beginners realize that you are a pain in the ass to other riders and be especially considerate.
11. Experts realize beginners have no control.
I have been flying there for the past +3 years and there is no Trick Zone - if you want to do tricks stay away from the shore line and all the learners. Get out in the Lagoon were there is plenty of space...PKPC08 wrote:yeah true.....i like the bit about respecting the trick zone, is there anyone from hunstanton UK here???
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