Great suggestion! Manyof the Associations list links to other associations worldwide which is a good thing. There is another list at:
Which lists a cookbook approach to forming a kitesurfing association in the "files" section for folks who feel the time is right to organize.
One initiative that many associations are trying is to bring lifeguards, rangers, municipal officials, etc. into the sport. They get some local kitesurfing instructors to put on a couple of hour, free intro to kitesurfing session to hopefully win over some new riders. They also talk with some of the local gear shops about giving these public officials a discount on gear. The actual number of guys that make it into the sport is often limited but even two guys per group could form very strong allies in important locations.
Also, as a premptive measure, several associations are giving a short presentation to the lifeguards or rangers on how to deal with kitesurfer rescues or with runaway kites. Unfortunately, taking intuitive measures is often the wrong way to approach these incidents. A good guide was put together by the SCKA at:
With more positive public sector participation in this sport, hopefully our continued growth will occur more smoothly with fewer serious problems.