Apr 29, 2016

The Lagoon Ranger

"In a world of chaos ... one should look after the poor kitesurfer that are crashing together! From the poor souls that don't know what they are doing, because no one told them,  to the kiters that are cut out and have no way to avoid crashing on people going around without looking where they are going, someone has to do something. luckilly the Lagoon Ranger is on the mission! 

Here are the two easy rules that the pros go by in the kite spots, that allow hundreds of people to share a tiny lagoon:
1) watch where you are going: just like on a highway when you switch lanes, you don't have priority when you change direction ,because no one can know when you will do it. So please, before changing side, just look if someone is flying towards you or preparing to jump, and if there is someone: just let them go and go when they are safe and you too. 
2) Look upwind, you are in the way of anybody upwind of yourself, so if you don't want people to crash on you be aware of what or who is coming to you. Sometimes its just a kite flying with no one attached to it, sometimes, its a beginner that lost control. If you stay downwind of everybody all the time though, you are just blocking them because they can't do anything without putting you in danger, at some point, they will just put you in danger... you will be amazed how many people can ride in a small spot without any problems like this, and everyone rides much more! 

So look where you are going or you will be lassoed and tied to a tree!"