- Do not leave your foil sitting up on the beach unattended, kites can land on them. Pull them out of kite launching / landing zone
- Always properly weight down or secure your wing when leaving it unattended.
- Know right of way rules for winging, especially if you go out into the waves!
- No Wing Foiling before 11 AM at Kanaha, Go to Kahului Harbor
- Check the Cruise ship and Canoe schedule via Maui Wingfoiling and Wingsurfing FB Group for updates
- Keep 300 feet from Humpback Whales and divers
- Ask the locals before attempting to ride at a new location for the first time, make friends, learn hazards.
- Carefully check the weather and wind
- Don’t wing in offshore winds unless you have done a proper risk assessment
- Check all equipment before going further than your willing to paddle back
- Make sure valve screws are properly tightened on wing and it is properly inflated.
- Check your leash and verify there is no weak points.
- Don’t ride into surf lineups. Don’t foil near other water users or sea life.
- Keep downwind of other ocean users (eg. surfers, kiters, windsurfers, stand up paddle boarders, spear fisherman, etc.)
- Assist fellow riders when possible
- Always kite with a buddy, but if you have to go alone, tell someone where you are kiting and what your plan and backup plan are
- Never wing surf further from shore than you can swim
- Help out other wingers in need if possible
- Wing with respect for others and you will get respect
Rules of Riding (Right of Way):
Responsible wingers know the right of way rules, and always ride with courtesy and respect. Wingdinging rules help to avoid collisions with other water users and other kiters.
- Always use a wing leash
- Never ride near a non-winger unless you know them and are safe
- Incoming Winger gives way to the Winger who is exiting
- The winger with the right hand forward (starboard tack) has right of way
- The upwind winger gives way to the downwind winger
- The overtaking winger gives way to the slower winger
- Look before you turn or jump!
- The outgoing winger gives way to the winger on the wave
- Avoid collisions at all costs
- Stay clear of beginners of all ocean sports
- Do not jump close to others or shore or dangerous areas (reef, bunker, rocks, etc)
- Stay away from swimmers, surfers, fisherman, canoes, etc at all times!
Remember: Your conduct is representative of all wing foilers, Please always ride with respect and tolerance. Wing Surfing on the north shore is a privilege, do not take it for granted. Always follow the directives of the lifeguards, and do not push the limits.