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Offshore wind is inherently dangerous: Never kite in off-shore wind if you have no way to return to shore. For Safety, you always need to be able to drift downwind to a point on land. Offshore winds in a bay:  a small bay that is offshore at the launch, but has another shore with onshore wind, that can be easily reached by downwind body dragging is sometimes acceptable. Never ride in pure offshore winds without a dedicated support boat active on site. Launching in offshore winds is very difficult as winds are usually very gusty. Offshore winds are deceptive; the wind at the shore is usually very different from the wind on the water. People often severely underestimate the wind strength in offshore winds. When you launch/ride in offshore winds there is a greater difficulty returning to the beach afterward. Getting back to the beach may become impossible!  For More Kite Safety Tips Go To

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Beware of offshore wind.

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To avoid accidents, you should Always Beware of Waves. Even a small wave can be very powerful and can turn you upside down, This can lead to serious injury and drowning. Get a lesson before entering the waves, Waves are far different from flat water. Never drop your kite in the breaking waves, and if you do be prepared to let it go. Waves will easily destroy a kite and could hurt you, so invest in a “ride-in-the-waves 101” lesson from an experienced, qualified,  IKO Certified Kiteboarding Instructor.



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To avoid accidents, you should Always Beware of the Shore-Break. Even a small shore break can be very powerful and can turn you upside down, This can lead to serious injury from neck and spinal damage. When entering and exiting with gear the problem is worse. Gear can strike your body or become entangled. a kite can get wrapped around you or pin you under the water, Take extreme care when dealing with a shore-break, if the shorebreak is more than waist-high then you should look for another calmer place to enter and exit. Also do not stay in the impact zone any longer than you need to, get out quickly onto dry sand.

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CRX One-Design Kite Racing Concept

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Overview – NeilPryde 2017

NeilPryde is expanding its one-design program into kite racing with the introduction of CR:X, the world’s first one-design kite racing class.

CR:X is an innovative, versatile kite racing platform that features a convertible board that can be switched between fin and foil modes. Multiple modes mean that the same set of hardware can be used for beginner or more advanced foil races or in changing weather conditions.

Our mission is to create a community of kite racing enthusiasts of all levels and abilities and enable them to race on a level and affordable playing field. CR:X delivers on this promise through a one-design pathway Class where athletes can compete on affordable, matched equipment.

After all, it’s the athlete that makes the difference.



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Safety Alert – Cabrinha Kiteboarding

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Safety Alert – Cabrinha Kiteboarding 2017 Season

The product recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
This problem is limited to a small percentage of the 2016 control systems manufactured before August 10, 2015.

The TrimLite trim line is mounted on the top of the depower mainline of certain Cabrinha control systems. The trim line is used to make small adjustments to the aerodynamic trim of the kite. The product was manufactured in April through July, 2015 for the 2016 season. The product can be distinguished from other Cabrinha control systems by its stainless steel cleat at the top of the depower mainline. The products affected by this recall are the Overdrive 1X with TrimLite (48-56cm version), the 1X with TrimLite (44cm, 52cm and 60cm versions) and the Chaos 1X Control System (44cm version)

Consumers can send an e-mail to or call Cabrinha at: +1 808 8930286 from from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time, Monday through Friday or online at
Posted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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How to be an Independent Kiteboarder

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How to be an Independent Kiteboarder

Kiteboarding is essentially a solo sport. When you are kiting you are alone on your board and are in sole control of your craft. It is always better to have friend to help you launch and a buddy to ride with, but at the end of the day you are alone. To be alone means that you will ultimately need to be self-reliant. Continue reading

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