When your hurrying over to the beach to catch the wind, its easy to forget some of the gear in your haste. This little checklist is prioritized so that the importance of an item is proportional to its place in the list. Print it out and keep it in your kitebag.

gear_smallImage credit: Franklin Dattein.

Indispensable Items

  1. Kite
  2. Bar and lines
  3. Harness
  4. Board
  5. Wetsuit, trunks or board-shorts
  6. Rash-guard

Useful Accessories

  1. Booties
  2. Sunglasses
  3. PFD (Personal Flotation Device) or Impact Vest
  4. Helmet
  5. Gatorade to stave off cramps.
  6. Drybag
  7. Waterproof Sunscreen

Nice To Have

  1. Wind Meter to measure the wind
  2. Food for post kitesurfing
  3. Sand bag or anchor for self launching
  4. Camera
  5. Towel