BEACH RULES

  • Kite surfing is considered as an extreme sport and should be practiced with extreme caution and with a good knowledge of safety instructions.
  • All kiters are to log in at the beach office before going out for their own safety .
  • Internationally recognised upwind right of way rules apply, or common sense when this cannot be achieved.
  • Please respect the different zones allocated for different levels of kiters and swimmers.
  • Learning should always be done under the supervision of an Authorized/certified Instructor.
  • WetSkillz staff have the right to stop any reckless or dangerous kiter and/or banning him from the beach with or without prior warning, and in some extreme cases has the authority to confiscate the equipment with collaboration with GREEK PORT POLICE.
  • Kiting in offshore conditions is not advisable and any kiter going out does so at his own responsibility.
  • Make sure that you have packed away your lines once you have landed your kite , and make sure that your board, equipment bag is all placed closely together on the beach and not scattered around.
  • Kiters are requested kindly to give priority to beach goers as they don’t have the full understanding of the dangers or hazards of sitting or swimming in the kite surfing zone.
  • Swimmers and other beach users must remain clear of the kites and kitesurf zone.
  • If you cannot maintain an upwind line (e.g. if you are learning, or if the wind conditions are not suitable for your equipment), then kiting in a direct on-shore wind may mean that you should not kite on that day. Wait until the wind direction is cross/on-shore, so that you can make progress away from the shore.
  • In low wind conditions, it may not be safe for you to launch your kite. If there is not enough wind to effectively control the kite and it is dropping from the sky onto the beach and people, then you should consider landing the kite until the wind is sufficient to fly an inflatable kite. As a rough example, the minimum wind conditions required to fly an inflatable kite are typically 8 knots, and 6 knots for a foil kite.
  • You must make every effort to progress away from the beach after launching. Only come back to the beach when you intend to land. When kiting, and especially jumping, please stay at least one and a half times the length of your lines away from the beach (for most of us, this will be at least 45m).
  • If your skill level, the wind conditions, or your equipment means you cannot comply with this rule, then you should not launch your kite.
  • Don’t drink and ride.