Home Paros Life - Current Issue Backissue Nr. 39
  Nr. 39 - July 2001
  Go back ...

Kitesurfing Safety

Spectators:

Use common sense and, as with windsurfing, don’t swim in heavily surfed areas.


Kitesurfers:

- Instruction must be taken from an experienced kitesurfer before surfing for the first time.

- Never kitesurf in conditions which are too extreme for either you or your equipment.

- Stay clear of power lines and overhead obstructions.

- Do not lay kite lines across anyone’s path.

- Do not launch or land in crowded areas.

- Always announce you are launching a kite.

- Select a safe launching site.

- Disable unattended kites.

- Never kitesurf in congested areas with swimmers, boats or other craft or obstacles.

- Never go out on the water without telling another person where you are going.

- Always maintain a downwind safety buffer zone.

- Check equipment regularly for wear and tear.

- Always kitesurf with adequate safety equipment.

- Never fly a kite in a lightning storm.

- Never tie yourself to the kite with a closed system.
Go back ...
Paros Life Backissues
Feel free to browse all the old issues of Paros Life.
Search
Looking for something specific?
> Try our search Search
Greek Island Timetables
All the schedules you have been looking for.
Paros Life Contact
Subscribe to the printed version. free newsletter ...
Paros Life Classified Ads
Find the classified ads for this month.
Greek Island Wild Flowers
Samples of some beautiful wild flowers of this Greek Island.
Paros Cookbook
Cooking recipes from Alice Meyer-Wallace's Cookbook.
Cartoons
Mary Godfrey's humourous illustrations of life in Paros Island.
Advertisers by categories
This magazine is financed by local businesses, so please give them your support and mention "Paros Life" if you visit or contact one of our advertisers.
Stop Global Warming
| Paros Life Backissues | About Paros Island | Other Greek Islands Travel Guides |