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||€150,000 Euros|
|Rescue Costs :||n/a||8,000 Euros|
|Duration of policy:||12 months from date of joining||12 months from date of joining|
|Medicare/Private Health Funds||Must claim own health funds first||Included|
|Covered in Amateur Competitions:||Yes||Yes|
|Covered sports:||Kiteboarding||Kiteboarding, Snowkiting, Powerkiting (onland), standup paddle, surf, kayak and windsurfing.|
|Cover:||Worldwide (except US/Canada)||Worldwide and on Recreational Liability, Equipment Damage, Accident Insurance plus lots of IKO members benefits,|
|Company:||V-Insurance||XL Insurance SE|
US$27.08 Basic Cover
US$37.08 Plus Cover
US$57.08 Premium Cover
For IKO Insurance, CLICK HERE to register and get cover immediately.
For KA insurance, visit https://www.kiteboardingaus.com.au/registration/. In the 'discount code' section, put in code 'SURFCONNECT' to get discounted pricing.
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.