Kite surfers are considered vessels. Kite surfers must abide by all laws and regulations related to vessels including the City Municipal codes sections listed below:
Operate safely when on the open water.
Boating and Navigational “Rules of the Road” apply to kite surfing and must be observed.
Jumping and Jibing should be done at least 200 feet from the shore and far enough from other watercraft to ensure safety.
A launching vessel does have right of way over someone riding the waves or just riding close to shore.
A rider who is riding out through the surf does not have right of way over someone who has caught the wave.