Kitesurfing is a surface water sport activity where a person is attached to a parachute and standing on a board; and is able to move across the water surface through the interaction between wind and the parachute.
If conducted near an airport or airbase, the parachute may distract pilots during critical stages of flight (such as take-off or landing). This may in turn endanger lives and cause harm to the property – in the air and on the ground.
How Do I Kite Surf Safely?
Kitesurfing should not be conducted within these limits without a permit:
- Within 5km of an airport/airbase
- Outside 5km of an airport/airbase, but higher than 200 feet above mean sea level (if within the flight funnels of Paya Lebar airbase and Tengah airbase)
- Higher than 500 feet above mean sea level in any other place
Do I Need To Notify CAAS To Kite Surf?
No. If you are planning to kite surf within the area and height limits, there is no need to submit a notification to CAAS.
When Do I Need A Permit To Kite Surf?
A permit is required from CAAS when kitesurfing is conducted outside the area and height limits. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. It will take 7 working days to process your application, as assessment will be conducted in consultation with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF).