Today’s Kite Pro-Tip: Don’t Hit The Island! It seems so basic, but this is the most important rule with our local watersports. So here is Today’s Tip, “Don’t Hit the Island”. So this means that entering and exiting the water are the most dangerous times. Hitting hard land is much worse than hitting the soft water, for your body and for your gear. When riding, people should pay close attention to keeping a minimum safe distance away from shore. When you are getting into the water, drag far away from shore before attempting to waterstart on your board. When returning to the beach, slow down and exit with extreme care and control. Keep in mind that you may stop, but your board may continue toward the rocky shoreline especially if there are any waves. So always take care to avoid crashing into the island!