The Kitesurfing Right of Way Rules should be taken into serious consideration in order to maintain a safe riding experience. Kitesurfing is an expanding sport that has to offer so many different possibilities: from general back and forth freeride, to freestyle jumping, wave riding, hydrofoiling and even race riding. All of these riding styles share a common safety criteria that should ultimately rely on one single judgement: Common sense.
The Right of Way Rules will determine who has priority or right of way within the riding area. This implies one rider yielding or getting out of the way of another rider on any certain condition. Different situations can be presented while getting in/out of the water, crossing other riders in the same/opposite direction, jumping or even riding a wave. Lets take a look at the basic rules in order to keep the riding area free of hazardous situations.