Other Water Users

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When you kitesurf, you will experience a lot of other water users:

  • windsurfers
  • surfers
  • sailors
  • boats
  • fishermen
  • swimmers
  • divers
  • jet skis

In general, keep away from any of them! We are the smallest group of all, so we are more likely to get in trouble than the other way around...

Although sailors and windsurfer apply to the same rights of way, it does not make sense to get in their way and cause any trouble. Windsurfers are a bit different, since they also are used to share an area with more riders, so knowing the rules is very common.

Observe the windsurfers when riding, and see if they stick to the rules or not. Some will never leave their course, so be ready to change yours.

From any other water user the distance should be far enough to not get into trouble. Even surfers, who, ones in the wave, will not stop for you or let you pass. They don't get as many waves as others, so leave the right of way to them, as to anyone else On the Wave.

Big boats and ships cannot easily change their course, so never ever get into their way, since they also create a wind shadow, where you will most like not get out and your kite can drop.

Respect the fishermen, they are working hard, so don't get in trouble with them.

Always look out for divers, either snorkelers or real divers with buoys. Never come too close to any of them.