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Kiting Around Other Riders

Kiting Around Other Riders

When there are more riders on the waves there is the possibility to interfere with them. You must make sure that you avoid colliding with them. When two riders are about to meet on the same course it is advised that the upwind rider should lift the kite higher, while the downwind one sets it lower.

You should signal by raising or lowering your kite if you go upwind or downwind earlier. The rider moving out from the beach or riding with the right arm forward has priority. If in doubt, the other riders should go downwind. 

Make sure that you have plenty of space near you if you are new to this sport. This way you won’t hurt yourself and other people by crashing into them.

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