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There has been a few questions arround jacket types of PFD 1, 2, 3 and 50S etc.
This is best explained using the following link from transport as to what they are.
Keep in mind the previous post has been updated with ranges from shore and PFD types, in summary those venturing further than 400m from shore will probably use PFD type 3.
The first point I would like to make is WAKSA did not instigate or drive these changes, they have occurred in response to an overall marine safety initiative for all water users. WAKSA was consulted in regard to the changes and we did provide feedback on what would work for kite surfers.
Unfortunately the media release has not gone to plan, however the short version is as follows.
Media Release and more details below
Originally WAKSA was founded to promote safe kite boarding practices and provide a single contact point for state and local government to ensure beach access. This has been extended to work with all Kite Boarding stakeholders where possible to progress our sport. Recent projects including the Kite Boarding Be Safe campaign with the Department of Sport and recreation (DSR) and Surf Life Saving WA is one such example. Other efforts can’t be discussed openly due to commercial or personal sensitivities.