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Do you know the KITEBOARDING Etiquette?

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Created by KarolinaKite Two weeks ago, 28 Feb 2019
KarolinaKite
NSW, 18 posts
28 Feb 2019 8:19AM
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Hello Seabreeze,
DO you know the rules of kiteboarding at your local spot?
I made this video to encourage all the kiteboarders out there to respect each other while kiteboarding!
The Pond in Safet Bay is getting out of control, with many tourists, and new kiteboarders, there are a lot of uncool things happening in the water, and at the beach. I travel the world for kiteboarding, and honestly, the more crowded spot the least friendly vibe out there.... Every year there are thousands of new kiteboarders and it is only going to get worse.
How is the kiteboarding ETIQUETTE at your local beach?

Cheers
Karolina

Peahi
VIC, 1022 posts
28 Feb 2019 9:24AM
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Yes when I go kiting I make sure I don't spill my soy chai skinny latte when I swipe my mate's head with the leading edge

quikdrawMcgraw
951 posts
28 Feb 2019 6:51AM
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Rule 1# avoid circle jerk places like the pond

10MOREKNOTS
WA, 14 posts
28 Feb 2019 8:33AM
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Ha ha ha ha ha....
How many of the locals have watched this vid and laughed there heads off.
Karolina please do some more takes but in
German
french
spanish
italian
Maybe next season .001 % of the euros might think of your great instructional video and do the right thing . BUT doubt it very much.. Especially the landing the kite part

IanR
NSW, 837 posts
28 Feb 2019 11:42AM
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Well done Karolina
That is a much more polished and professional production.
Your sponsors should be proud of that

Puetz
NT, 2097 posts
28 Feb 2019 11:18AM
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... great video,,, thanks,,,, can I add a few more that are helpful....

- Don't go travelling without taking your own pump.
- Don't borrow a pump without asking.
- If you do borrow a pump, put it back where you found it.
- Don't leave a borrowed pump extended out so sand sticks to the shaft.
- If you break a pump, fix it, don't just throw it back.
- If your in the waves, don't break the rotation, as in, don't short tack.
- If your tacking out into waves and some one is on a wave, let them go, don't cut in front of them.
- Bring beers and share them post session, don't just take them.
- If you do bring beers, don't bring crappy ones to share and take the good ones.
- Never take the last beer if its not your eski, that is the owner of the eski's drive home beer.

Oh and above and beyond all of the above,,,, absolutely respect the locals and their rules,,, no exceptions!

There's a bunch more but that'll do from me.

Cheers,

Robbie

theDoctor
NSW, 4653 posts
28 Feb 2019 1:35PM
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Would have thought #1 etiquette to be. .
Stay in euro land

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 715 posts
28 Feb 2019 12:35PM
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Puetz said..
- If you do bring beers, don't bring crappy ones to share and take the good ones.
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Robbie



LOL... I personally bring Coronas - no ifs or buts. I hate XXXX. VB is ok. I also have a Chardonnay bottle for the ladies, just in case.

bjw
NSW, 2652 posts
28 Feb 2019 1:37PM
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-always roll your lines over blow ins lines then make them think it's their fault
-if someone launches you yell at them to move
-if you get a parking ticket make some good photocopies and distribute it on crowded weekends
-tell everyone how your kite is so much better than theirs
-After launching pick up someone else's board
-If you scratch you nuts, put your hand inside your wetsuit
-Remember that your local only needs one pump to share so if someone else brings one you are good not to.

high as a kite
SA, 1287 posts
28 Feb 2019 1:14PM
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Puetz said..
... great video,,, thanks,,,, can I add a few more that are helpful....

- Don't go travelling without taking your own pump.
- Don't borrow a pump without asking.
- If you do borrow a pump, put it back where you found it.
- Don't leave a borrowed pump extended out so sand sticks to the shaft.
- If you break a pump, fix it, don't just throw it back.

Cheers,

Robbie


Me thinks ya had some trouble with pumps in the past- ya gotta let it go

cauncy
WA, 6947 posts
28 Feb 2019 11:31AM
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NorthernKitesAUS said..

Puetz said..
- If you do bring beers, don't bring crappy ones to share and take the good ones.
-
Robbie




LOL... I personally bring Coronas - no ifs or buts. I hate XXXX. VB is ok. I also have a Chardonnay bottle for the ladies, just in case.


Why bother with Chardonnay
coronas for women

exal
WA, 23 posts
28 Feb 2019 2:24PM
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If you can't self land or launch then you are not allowed to roam the seas. Just learned that in the rockstars thread. Nice try!

ReefWalker
WA, 78 posts
28 Feb 2019 2:38PM
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exal said..
If you can't self land or launch then you are not allowed to roam the seas. Just learned that in the rockstars thread. Nice try!


Careful learning anything here
On SB For every opinion, there is an equal and opposite opinion

that said, it was a good video thanks.

exal
WA, 23 posts
28 Feb 2019 10:40PM
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ReefWalker said..

exal said..
If you can't self land or launch then you are not allowed to roam the seas. Just learned that in the rockstars thread. Nice try!



Careful learning anything here
On SB For every opinion, there is an equal and opposite opinion

that said, it was a good video thanks.


I was just joking around. I like to caddy around and help people land/launch and have a chat. It only annoyed me once when I arrived and tried to set up as fast as possible to get a sunset session in and had to land three guys before getting my lines connected. At that stage I started ignoring people coming in. If that is rude, so be it!

Chris_M
1716 posts
1 Mar 2019 5:03AM
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Glad that you made this vid Karolina. Even if just 1 person learns some etiquette from this its been a success.

And Exal, sometimes that's just the way the cookie crumbles buddy, remember we are a community and you gotta be part of it and look out for others. When the schit hits the fan for you one day you'll be hoping that the person who is available to help isn't only worried about their own interests leaving you in a bad situation....

Weta
WA, 814 posts
1 Mar 2019 5:49AM
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+1 to Chris_M's comments.

We've all had to play the kite beatch at some point, It'll pay dividends if you are ever in trouble or need a hand.

stray
SA, 84 posts
2 Mar 2019 7:14PM
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Dont dither around for ages getting set up when space is limited. Or leave kites pumped up that yr not using for that matter.

AndreC
WA, 452 posts
3 Mar 2019 3:35PM
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KarolinaKite said..
Hello Seabreeze,
DO you know the rules of kiteboarding at your local spot?
I made this video to encourage all the kiteboarders out there to respect each other while kiteboarding!
The Pond in Safet Bay is getting out of control, with many tourists, and new kiteboarders, there are a lot of uncool things happening in the water, and at the beach. I travel the world for kiteboarding, and honestly, the more crowded spot the least friendly vibe out there.... Every year there are thousands of new kiteboarders and it is only going to get worse.
How is the kiteboarding ETIQUETTE at your local beach?

Cheers
Karolina



Well said !!

Mark _australia
WA, 18809 posts
3 Mar 2019 6:16PM
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Yay for mentioning 'starboard tack right of way' It is international law and so many don't know.

Yay for mentioning 'don't short tack' - but shame you only mentioned freestyle spots- its also in wave spots. FFS don't turn on the inside of somebody riding a wave (or about to pick up a wave) unless you have a plan to get out of their way when they start going down the line. (Can you tell whats been giving me the sh!ts all season...?)

dafish
NSW, 1321 posts
4 Mar 2019 8:30AM
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Mark _australia said..
Yay for mentioning 'starboard tack right of way' It is international law and so many don't know.

Yay for mentioning 'don't short tack' - but shame you only mentioned freestyle spots- its also in wave spots. FFS don't turn on the inside of somebody riding a wave (or about to pick up a wave) unless you have a plan to get out of their way when they start going down the line. (Can you tell whats been giving me the sh!ts all season...?)


This year has been especially bad at our local. It's been pretty frustrating.

IanR
NSW, 837 posts
4 Mar 2019 11:34AM
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Mark _australia said..
Yay for mentioning 'starboard tack right of way' It is international law and so many don't know.

Yay for mentioning 'don't short tack' - but shame you only mentioned freestyle spots- its also in wave spots. FFS don't turn on the inside of somebody riding a wave (or about to pick up a wave) unless you have a plan to get out of their way when they start going down the line. (Can you tell whats been giving me the sh!ts all season...?)




Hi Mark
A couple of question to help me understand wave sailboarder etiquette
Why do you guys go out to the shipping lanes before turning and coming in and do you expect me to do the same?
When windsurfers gets within five of hundred meters of the impact zone and are riding a swell have they claimed that wave or the complete set of waves?

Foghorn
WA, 107 posts
4 Mar 2019 8:44AM
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If you're short tacking on the inside you only have rights to the dreggs.

AndreC
WA, 452 posts
4 Mar 2019 10:16AM
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Mark _australia said..
Yay for mentioning 'starboard tack right of way' It is international law and so many don't know.

Yay for mentioning 'don't short tack' - but shame you only mentioned freestyle spots- its also in wave spots. FFS don't turn on the inside of somebody riding a wave (or about to pick up a wave) unless you have a plan to get out of their way when they start going down the line. (Can you tell whats been giving me the sh!ts all season...?)


Yeh theres way to many guys staying in the wave zone without actually catching waves and cutting off guys whio have taken the time to tee up a wave.

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 715 posts
4 Mar 2019 2:39PM
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Why is it so hard for kiteboarders to get the proper passing law? Must be crappy teachers that have sunnies in the shape of $$ signs!!

It's all here
kiteboardingwa.org.au/right-of-way-rules/

And for a summary:
"When two riders are on opposite tacks, the port tack rider shall alter course and/or kite position in order to keep clear of the starboard tack rider who should maintain the same course and speed."

"To understand which is which, when a person is on board and facing the bow on a vessel or aircraft, that is, facing forward towards the direction the vehicle is heading ....

the port side is the left-hand side

and the


starboard side is the right-hand side.

However, port and starboard never change; they are unambiguous references that are not based on the relative directions of an observer, just as the cardinal directions of east and west do not change no matter the direction a person faces." (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_and_starboard)

FormulaNova
NSW, 8032 posts
4 Mar 2019 4:50PM
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NorthernKitesAUS said..
Why is it so hard for kiteboarders to get the proper passing law? Must be crappy teachers that have sunnies in the shape of $$ signs!!

....

And for a summary:
"When two riders are on opposite tacks, the port tack rider shall alter course and/or kite position in order to keep clear of the starboard tack rider who should maintain the same course and speed."




It gets even more interesting when the person on starboard tack then tries to hike upwind further instead of maintaining their same course. Some people always want to make a competition of it even when you are on the port tack and just trying to creep upwind.

beebee
129 posts
4 Mar 2019 6:26PM
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AndreC said..

Mark _australia said..
Yay for mentioning 'starboard tack right of way' It is international law and so many don't know.

Yay for mentioning 'don't short tack' - but shame you only mentioned freestyle spots- its also in wave spots. FFS don't turn on the inside of somebody riding a wave (or about to pick up a wave) unless you have a plan to get out of their way when they start going down the line. (Can you tell whats been giving me the sh!ts all season...?)



Yeh theres way to many guys staying in the wave zone without actually catching waves and cutting off guys whio have taken the time to tee up a wave.


Not surprising , really, that WA kiters are as obnoxious, clueless and talentless as WA drivers.

Weta
WA, 814 posts
4 Mar 2019 6:55PM
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IanR said..

Mark _australia said..
Yay for mentioning 'starboard tack right of way' It is international law and so many don't know.

Yay for mentioning 'don't short tack' - but shame you only mentioned freestyle spots- its also in wave spots. FFS don't turn on the inside of somebody riding a wave (or about to pick up a wave) unless you have a plan to get out of their way when they start going down the line. (Can you tell whats been giving me the sh!ts all season...?)





Hi Mark
A couple of question to help me understand wave sailboarder etiquette
Why do you guys go out to the shipping lanes before turning and coming in and do you expect me to do the same?
When windsurfers gets within five of hundred meters of the impact zone and are riding a swell have they claimed that wave or the complete set of waves?


Which shipping channel are you referring to??? poleys at my local tack further out than kiters but not as far as the shipping channel.

We dont get a lot of swell where i kite, wave rules come into play as waves are forming not 500m out, we'd need a massive swell to see waves forming 500m from the break zone.

IanR
NSW, 837 posts
5 Mar 2019 12:30PM
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Yes Weta I am exaggerating a bit and should have said Shipping lanes

But I'm not talking about Perth metro short period wind chop. Maybe you don't remember that ground swell that came into Avalon Mandurah this Christmas Six foot with decent wave period

How far out do you go before turning and does the size of the lumps around you influence your decision to turn

Weta
WA, 814 posts
5 Mar 2019 1:46PM
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Missed that swell at Christmas or the swell missed perth metro.

I typically tack out about 250 - 500 metres depending on how far downwind I've gone chasing wind chop. I will turn to ride swell so long as no one else is on it which is typically within 150 metres of shore.

Mat Black
WA, 58 posts
5 Mar 2019 5:20PM
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Problem solved

www.instagram.com/p/Bs5jUHPnQD_/



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