Insurance is a must for all. Imagine one of your lines snapped and your kite spins out of control, injuring people on the beach, or the council's bill when you damage public property, or if your kite went up someone else's house and did damage. How much would the bill be? There are 2 policies you can get in Australia - AKSA & IKO and we have put them side by side for comparison:

12 months from date of joining  Kiteboarding Australia: IKO:
Third Party Cover: A$20m €1m Euros
Disability: A$150k 30,000 Euros
Death: A$150k 5,000 Euros
Rescue Costs : n/a 6,000 Euros
Duration of policy: 12 months from date of joining 12 months from date of joining
Claim Excess: A$500 US$1,000
Medicare/Private Health Funds Must claim own health funds first n/a
Covered in Amateur Competitions: Yes Yes
Covered sports: Kiteboarding Kiteboarding, Snowkiting, and Powerkiting (onland)
Cover: Worldwide (except US/Canada) Worldwide
Company: V-Insurance Zurich
Cost: A$150 US$78


For KA insurance, visit In the 'discount code' section, put in code 'SURFCONNECT' to get discounted pricing.

For IKO Insurance, visit to purchase.

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Policy details is referenced from KAL & IKO's website and we do not hold responsibility for currency and accuracy. Contact the relevant body to confirm policy cover before purchasing. Updated info please email