The most important rule of kite surfing when it comes to being out on the water is to avoid collisions with other boats, canoes and jet skis. If an experienced water enthusiast sees someone who isn't as experienced, it's important for the experienced surfer to steer clear and give the right of way.
Always go around other water vehicles that are less maneuverable and slower than kite surfers, especially since kite surfing is easier to move around by using the wind.
Minimum Clearing Distance
When boats are not in the vicinity, the minimum clearing distance for kite surfers is 15 meters. When a kite surfer is downwind, it must be at least two hull lengths away from other water vehicles (this does not include other kite surfers; that minimum distance and 7.5 meters).
Traditional Boat Sailing Rules
These rules include steering clear of any boats that are facing the opposite way; boats upwind should keep clear of boats facing downwind; and an overtaking boat needs to steer clear of any boats that are being overtaken.
Traditional Wave Sailing Rules
These rules include incoming sailors steering clear of sailors going out; sailors steering clear of other sailors in front of them or sailors nearest to the wave peak; and all kitesurfers in general need to stay clear of all other surfers.
All kites must be flown higher than a 45-degree angle vertically when going upwind, and lower than a 45-degree angle when going downwind.