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Know your ability. Today there were over 15 rescues. If you wear a leash, helmet, life jacket and/or do not know how to self-rescue please reconsider kiting in the waves.
The key to so many tricks is to swing out away from the kite so you can swing back under it for a smooth landing.
You only have one set of eyes. Invest in some quality polarized sun glasses and protect your eyes from the sun's reflections. A floating strap for you glasses is worth the 10 extra bucks.
Do you kite in offshore winds? Think about buying brightly colored kites that can be seen from a search plane.
This should be a no brainer--kiting back and forth, "mowing the lawn," between waves at the main surf break is a great way to piss off everyone in the line-up.
Often beginners learn to fly the kite figure 8's overhead. Ask your instructor when you would ever use this in real life. If they can not answer you, that is a good sign the instructor hasn't really thought about what they are teaching.
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