Kiteboarding can be dangerous. However, there are a number of safety precautions that all riders learn to ride safely. See our Safety and Rules section for more information. However, learning yourself the “hard way” has resulted in accidents and deaths so it is strongly recommended to take lessons in order to understand the physics of the sport and in particular how the safety release mechanisms work. Kiteboarding in the hands of someone untrained can be no only dangerous to you, but dangerous to those around you.