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CLEAR guidelines

CLEAR guidelines - Conditions, Look, Equipment, Attitude, Respect

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Guidelines to provide a checklist for safe and enjoyable kitesurfing.  Level: basic
CONDITIONS - assess:
  • Wind strength and direction
  • Waves, tides, currents and rips
  • The weather forecast
LOOK - before you launch, jump, jibe (turn), land

EQUIPMENT - always:
  • Complete your pre-flight safety check
  • Always use a kite leash
  • Use a quick release on anything you connect too
  • Practice using your safety systems - you need to use them instinctively
  • Never exceed manufacturers specifications - particularly the wind range for your kite size
  • Seek and listen to local advice
  • Don't exceed your limitations - come in before you get too tired.  Accidents and mistakes happen when you are fatigued.
  • Use your judgement.  If in doubt don't go out, or don't do it.

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