Kite surfing is easy to practice safely with a little forethought and the application of common sense. Ultimately, individual kiters are responsible for minimizing the risk to ourselves, and to others on the beach. Safe, responsible and appropriate kiting practices minimise negative attention to the sport, and helps protect the future of this great sport.
WAKSA encourages individual kiters to kite within their own skill level and abilities, and to recognise their own limits. WAKSA always encourages kiters to practice safe kiting but believes that the use of safety devices such as PFD’s is a matter for individuals to decide, depending on conditions and experience levels. For example, if kiting any considerable distance off shore, a PFD and flares may be appropriate, but may not be necessary for inshore or river based kiting.
WAKSA recommends the C.L.E.A.R. acronym as follows:
- Wind strength
- Wind direction
- Always keep downwind area well clear
- Waves, tides & currents
- Consider possible changes
- Before you launch, land, jump, jibe, etc
- Always pre-flight check
- Use a kite leash
- Use a quick release on anything you hook into
- Practise using your safety systems regularly so that it becomes instinctive
- Never exceed manufacturers specifications
- Always seek and listen to local advice
- Don’t exceed your limitations
- Use judgement to prevent situations, not rely on skill to try and get out of it
- Others – be considerate and courteous to all other water and beach users
- The law
- Fellow kiters – follow right of way rules
- The environment
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‼ COUNCIL URGES RESIDENTS TO COME HOME NOW AND REQUESTS NON-RESIDENTS TO GO HOME
The Shire of Exmouth has been very clear of late that our single most important objective is the safety and wellbeing of our Local Community.
Yesterday we asked all travellers to re-think their need to visit Exmouth during this Pandemic Crisis.
So far, it seems that the message hasn’t got through as the level of holiday bookings starts to outweigh the cancellations.
Exmouth, and the Ningaloo Region, is one of the most welcoming holiday destinations in existence and most certainly will be again on the other side of this unprecedented emergency, but right now, we can not cater for ANY visitors.
Today, the Council is calling on the State Government to fast track proposals restricting travel within regions, and to go the extra step, requiring non-locals to head home.
Our small remote town is not only ill-equipped to handle the spread of COVID-19 if the virus presents, but is absolutely incapable of supporting any more people than our local population.
THE CLEAR MESSAGE WE ARE TRYING TO SEND IS THIS:
The best place to ride out this crazy time is close to your home. We absolutely want locals to come home, but are requesting all non-locals to go home.
For those travellers with no home, we recommend being close to major regional centres or cities that are better resourced to welcome you, both from a health and a supply point of view.
Local Government is trying it’s best to support our community, but we need the State Government to help us in our efforts.
If you are still thinking of hooking up the caravan, and heading to our region to “Ride this out”, we ask with all sincerity... PLEASE DON'T.
Our supermarket is not coping due to warehouse shortages and rationing, and our community relies heavily on our local IGA’s ability to source enough grocery supplies to sustain our very small population.
We do not have the luxury of going to the next suburb if our local supermarket is low on stock. Our closest suburb is 360km away.
We absolutely understand the devastating blow this is to the Resorts, Caravan Parks and Holiday Homes within our town, and are hoping that they, as an integral part of our community will support councils position, accept cancellations, reject new bookings and work with affected travellers by refunding or re-scheduling holiday plans.
Council is united in this position and is taking this drastic step solely for the well-being of our community. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Big shout out to every single one of the ladies who shred hard in this crazy sport that we all love & give the boys a run for their money! 😉 💥💪🏼🏄🏼♀️
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4 weeks ago
NOTIFICATION OF LANCELIN BEACH CLOSURE
We have been advised by the Department of Defence that live firing and military training will be conducted at the Lancelin Defence Training Area during 4 & 5 March 2020.
The activity will involve low flying aircraft and large explosions. Access to the area will be strictly controlled during this period with warning notices and sentries posted.
Lancelin beach access will be closed between Dide Bay and South Rocks Reef from 8am to 8pm, tomorrow Wednesday 4 March and 8am to 8pm Thursday 5 March.
The public are reminded that access to the training area is
prohibited; it is an offence to trespass on Commonwealth Land and disregard Danger and Warning signs. Unexploded ammunition is extremely dangerous. Any unexploded ammunition found must not be handled or disturbed. Its location is to be reported to the nearest Police Station or the Caretaker.
For any further enquiries, please contact Lancelin Range Caretaker on (08) 9655 1118. ... See MoreSee Less