The Devon coastline is excellent for kitesurfing; however the same area is also seriously important for wildlife. This importance brings with it regulations that protect such areas and a therefore kitesurfing can’t fail to get the attention of those whose job it is to ensure these wildlife areas are protected from disturbance and damage. With this in mind please respect the coastline and only kitesurf in designated areas.
The British Kite Surfing Association (BKSA)
The association was formed in June 1999 to communicate information about the sport amongst the practitioners and other interested parties. The BKSA recommends that any person who wants to kite surf should first obtain minimum competence skills. Those are competent kite flying on land then water skills finally combined to basic kite surfing proficiency.
Kitesurfing must never be attempted unless you are a competent swimmer, hold third party insurance and have undertaken proper lessons from a BKSA/IKO qualified instructor.