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Kiteboarding (or kitesurfing) is a fast-paced adrenaline sport that takes a lot of strength and dexterity. Those who take part in the activity will be familiar with how difficult it can be to master and how easy it is to have an accident. But, the thrill of riding the waves and controlling the kite can be irresistible. That’s why it’s swiftly gaining in popularity and why kiteboarding insurance is essential.
Those with a passion for kiteboarding already know the physical risks. Whether you run a kiteboarding business or participate as an individual, it’s important to ensure you have kiteboarding insurance for liability in place.
Why You Need Kiteboarding Insurance
Those without kiteboarding insurance are vulnerable. Common situations – such as a student receiving an injury while having a lesson or an individual causing property damage with a kiteboard – can lead to liability lawsuits. The best ways to reduce the risk without giving up the sport are to ensure safety best practices and to get kiteboarding insurance.
Practicing Safe Kiteboarding
Even experienced kiteboarders can fall victim to accidents. The important thing to remember is that you shouldn’t kiteboard if you don’t feel 100% healthy or if the equipment doesn’t seem right. Injuries can be nasty and can put a kiteboarder out of action for quite some time. The most common types of kiteboarding injuries are contusion, abrasion, and laceration. And 58% of accidents occur on water, with 48% occurring on land.
Kiteboarding can become particularly dangerous when:
- The kite is too large for the person
- There is too much wind
- People practice on the beach
- Learning without a qualified instructor
- The lines are not connected correctly
- Water is too shallow
- Weather conditions change suddenly and unexpectedly
- The rider is over-tired or feeling ill
- The rider is dehydrated
- The equipment has not been checked or properly maintained
Ensure your equipment is double-checked and that you know the area and weather are suitable for kiteboarding. Even then, be aware that conditions can change and accidents still happen. It’s essential to invest in kiteboarding insurance.
XINSURANCE and Kiteboarding Insurance
At XINSURANCE, we know it can be difficult to obtain adequate coverage for sports that are considered “extreme.” Many insurers flat-out refuse to offer coverage in the first place. Other insurers will provide coverage but will place a lot of restrictions and/or exclusions onto the policy.
XINSURANCE is powered by Evolution Insurance Brokers, LC (“EIB”), an excess and surplus lines insurance brokerage. We’ve amassed over 40 years of experience and can offer liability coverage to those that need it most. With our unique all-in-one approach, we are in a position to offer customized and comprehensive liability insurance solutions.
XINSURANCE can offer kiteboarding insurance solutions to:
- Individuals who participate in the sport
- Kiteboarding schools
Our comprehensive liability coverage solutions can include:
- 3rd party bodily damage
- 3rd party property damage
- Watercraft liability
- Equipment rental liability
- Alleged sexual abuse and molestation liability
- Alleged assault and battery liability
- Wrongful acts
- And more
Getting a Quote From XINSURANCE
Before you head out into the waves again, give yourself some peace of mind by getting the coverage you need in place. At XINSURANCE, we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.
For an informal chat, call us on 877-585-2853, or, if you prefer email, our address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website contains comprehensive information about our product line and details our all-in-one approach and how we’re able to offer coverage where other insurers do not or can not. Additionally, if you head to our website, you can click for a quote.
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Kiteboarding carries enough risk as it is without being exposed to financially devastating lawsuits. Do yourself a favor and call XINSURANCE for kiteboarding insurance today.