• Before you take off: make sure that the area you are launching into is open to kitesurfing. If it is private land, politely ask permission to be there and find out about the conditions for enjoying the sport. Also make sure you have the level of experience required for the practice site and the current conditions. If in doubt, it’s better to find an alternative spot. 
  • Give priority to the less experienced: in order to avoid a collision or accident during landing and takeoff, give priority to beginners or vulnerable riders, even when the priority belongs to you. 
  • Practice with caution: establish a safe distance from other people on site. If an incident occurs, keep calm, and approach the situation courteously. 
  • Avoid risky areas: do not venture onto unpredictable bodies of water or under high voltage lines. The risks are real for you and for rescuers, if they needed to reach you. Also avoid exploring new bodies of water if you cannot determine whether there are any potential marine hazards. 
  • Exercise caution and courtesy: when you land or take off, remember that the people around you cannot anticipate your maneuvers. Do it gently and don’t hesitate to advise them to ensure their safety. When you’re not practicing, keep your equipment organized and out of active areas. 
  • Ride the courtesy wave: if you think you can ride wherever and whenever you want, remember that in kitesurfing, it’s your courtesy and your respect that make you a legend. 

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