back Right of way Rules

 

The Right of way rules are important so that accidents are avoided while kiteboarding. Learn to follow them and respect your fellow kiteboarders.

• Outgoing rider has right of way on incoming rider.
• When two riders converge: The rider going starboard has right of way (kite right hand side) and the rider going port tack (kite left hand side) must give right of way and pass downwind with his kite as low as possible.
• The rider going faster than another in the same direction must give way to the slowest.
• When passing upwind (windward) from another kiteboarder, the rider must pilot his kite overhead. The kiteboarder downwind (leeward) must pilot his kite as low as possible.
• The rider surfing a wave has the priority on the one who is jumping or going in the opposite direction.
• Right of way must be given to other ocean user.
• A rider must have a clear safety zone of 50m downwind and 30m upwind to jump.

Port side: when you ride with the kite positioned on your left side
Star board side: when you ride with the kite on your right side.