Kiting is a privilege and other beach users have right of way. Virtually all beaches on Nantucket are accessible to the public, and the beaches are crowded from May through September. Please be respectful of other beachgoers and stay well clear (50 yards minimum) of people, boats, and pretty much anything in the water. Many have never seen kiting and may not fully understand the sport, so it is better to keep a conservative distance. Kiting is not permitted in lifeguarded areas.
There are bird closure zones around the island meant to protect nesting shorebirds. These zones are generally in sand dunes and are well marked with signage and ropes. If you see a bird closure zone, please stay a minimum of 100 yards away. Kiteboarders work collaboratively with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, and we wish to keep it that way!
As a general rule, friends don't let friends teach kiteboarding. Especially on four line kites. If your friend wishes to learn how to kite, we can recommend some excellent coaches! Under town bylaws, a license is required to provide kite instruction on Nantucket.