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A downwinder for the childrens/youth charity REDKITE will be held on Sunday the 23rd of November from Leighton Beach to Brighton Beach (pending final council approvals). The meeting point for registration will be at Brighton Beach (near C-Breez Kiosk) at (time TBA - early arvo). WAKSA will be providing a bus to transport punters and their gear, as well as water safety to make sure everyone gets back to Brighton for the AFTERPARTY... 

To secure your spot on the bus...

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The WAKSA State Wave Titles are fast approaching – November 15/16 or November 22/23, so its time to start preparing. One of our objectives is to make sure the surfers know how the comps will be run and judged so they can compete in and practice for the comps effectively. So we have set out the judging criteria and some comments, to help you in your preparation.

Judging Criteria...

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For those who have missed past newsletters see below.

 

BY Darren Ellis
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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.

http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/marine/MAC_B_Safety_Equipment_Lifejackets.pdf

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.

 

If you want to talk to DOT directly please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regards,

 

 

Darren

 

BY Darren Ellis
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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.

  • There will be an education campaign in 2014/15,
  • with cautions for non-compliance in 2015/16
  • infringements issued in 2016/17.
  • WAKSA will be consulted in all changes going forward
  • These changes were going to happen anyway
  • The average kite surfer will not be affected.

Media Release and more details below

 

http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/about-us/MAC_P_Kite_surfing_safety_equip.pdf

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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.

WAKSA State Wave Titles 2014 - Brighton

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Compete against all the top riders in West Oz or come watch the best wave riders in the state.

 WAKSA State Wave Titles 2014 - Brighton