Kitesurfing Travel Insurance
If you plan to participate in Kitesurfing whilst away from your home, you are advised to have a Travel Insurance policy. If you have done this before or are a Beginner, Kitesurfing is a great water sport for all ages. We can cover a Kitesurfing (Amateur Competition) through our provider,
If you plan to participate in Kitesurfing whilst away from your home, you are advised to have a Travel Insurance policy.
If you have done this before or are a Beginner, Kitesurfing is a great water sport for all ages.
We can cover a Kitesurfing (Amateur Competition) through our provider, Adventures.
To contact us by telephone or email, 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Summary of Cover
- Popular Locations for Kitesurfing
- Popular Kitesurfing Competitions
- Common Injuries
- Pre-Existing Medical Condition
- Useful Websites
Summary of Cover (per person)
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Emergency Medical and Repatriation*||£5,000,000||£5,000,000||£5,000,000|
|Search and Rescue*||£25,000||£50,000||£50,000|
|Cancellation or Curtailment*||-||£3,000||£7,500|
|Loss of Passport*||-||£300||£500|
|Missed Departure / Connection||-||£500||£500|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
Please read the Policy Wording for the complete list of Benefits.
Healix Insurance Services Ltd, on behalf of Hamilton Insurance DAC, arranges this Travel Insurance policy for Jade Stanley Ltd. Healix Insurance Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 5484190 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 437248. Hamilton Insurance DAC is registered in Ireland No. 484148, authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland, and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority in connection with their UK branch. Jade Stanley Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 03570857 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 306205.
Popular Locations for Kitesurfing
Le Morne, Mauritius
Le Morne forms a peninsula on the southwestern tip of the island. With around 300 windy days a year and winds reaching up to 30 knots, it is a Mecca for kite surfers.
The island of Boracay is located approximately 200 miles south of Manila and is known as the best kite surfing spot in Asia.
It is a great place to learn how to kite surf or develop new skills; there are plenty of kite surfing schools in Boracay.
November through to April is the best time for Kitesurfing here as the waters are shallow and flat on shore.
Located in the Straight of Gibraltar, this area is famous for kite surfers worldwide as they straight form a wind tunnel with winds often reaching up to 40 knots.
Nabq is located on the southeastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula between Sharm-el-Sheikh and Dahab; it is a popular spot for kite surfers due to its constant high winds (blowing 20 knots or more) and the vast stretch of shallow water, making it an ideal place for beginners or the more advanced kite surfer learning new tricks.
Maui is credited for being the birthplace of modern Kitesurfing in the 90s and was home to the first competition in the sport.
There is a designated spot for Kitesurfing called Kanaha Beach, also known as the Kite Beach due to the many kite surfers that flock there. Kanaha Beach attracts people of all levels, from first-timers to seasoned professionals.
Cumbuco is a small fishing village in northeast Brazil, 40 minutes north of Fortaleza. It is known as one of the best places in the world for Kitesurfing due to its spectacular lagoons and endless beaches.
Cumbuco has perfect conditions for Kitesurfing, with mild air and ocean temperatures and strong, consistent winds from June to February.
Popular Kitesurfing Competitions
Rodrigues International Kitesurf Festival, Mauritius
The Rodrigues International Kite Surf Festival is an annual event held on Rodrigues Island, 550 kilometres northeast of the Island of Mauritius. The event is open to amateurs and professionals and takes place in June.
Miami Kite Boarding Masters
The Miami Kiteboarding Masters is held in Crandon Park, Miami, in the spring of each year and is the longest-running kiting competition in Florida.
The competition is open to professional and semi-professional kite surfers and is divided into Men's, Women's and Junior Racing and Freestyle events.
Bridge of the Gods Kiteboarding Festival
The Bridge of the Gods Kiteboarding Festival is the longest-running amateur Kite Boarding competition in the USA; it takes place at Columbia River Gorge, Washington, in July of each year, hosting amateurs and professionals worldwide.
Because of the high speed and inherent nature of Kitesurfing, there are several potentially fatal risks. It is therefore always recommended to have a few lessons with an experienced Instructor to learn the basic principles of the sport before going out on your own.
Most Kitesurfing accidents and fatalities result from being dragged out of control by big gusts of wind or colliding with other objects, including sand.
Hitting the water at certain speeds or from a height can also cause injuries.
Once again, because of the high speeds and high winds, there is the risk of the kite strings getting tangled, and it's essential to have a system where the kite lines can be detached and a knife to cut the lines if need be.
Kitesurfing in offshore winds is also strongly discouraged due to the risk of being taken further out to sea than the surfer can easily swim back.
You also face the risk of sharks, crocodiles and other marine life forms, depending on the area where you are going. Kitesurfing.
Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
If you have pre-existing medical conditions and plan to participate in Kitesurfing, we can provide you with a policy.
Our provider (Adventures) can offer travel insurance, including Kitesurfing if you have a pre-existing medical condition.