Here are some of the most important safety rule and guidelines that you need to keep in mind if you are learning how to kite surf.
Although many people believe otherwise, kite surfing does not require to be extremely fit before you can get started with this sport. Some 10-year old kids have even been able to successfully learn and enjoy kite surfing. Do not think that you need big biceps to get into this sport, because it is not your arms that take the strain. The pull of the kite goes to your harness, which means that it is your core getting a workout. However, you do need to be comfortable in the water and have a reasonable level of physical fitness.
Make sure that you never kite surf alone. Have a friend accompany you for mutual help and support. Make sure that you find out about the accessibility of a downwind point to be used in case of leeway. Always check the weather forecast before you head to the beach to know the intensity and direction of the wind. Make sure that you have the right kite size, which will depend on the wind conditions. Never kite surf with an oversized kite.
Always Know the Chicken Loop Release
Most brands already have the same type of chicken loop release these days. However, make sure that you it first when you are still on the beach when rolling out your bar. Remember that if something happens unexpected happens and you are surprised, you need to react quickly such as that releasing and putting it back are already second nature to you.
Most accidents happen when kite surfers are starting and landing their kites. Before you choose your kite size, make sure what kite sizes the other kite surfers have and check how strong the wind is. Put your kite in a place where you have enough space to launch and where there are not any nearby trees or rocks. Make sure that there are no twisted lines and be with someone who knows how to launch a kite.