1. Wear a helmet and PFD
Wear an approved and certified helmet and PFD (Personal Flotation Device) at all times. There may be specific rules and legal requirements in your location that also apply.
2. Keep distance
Keep well clear of other water users at all times. Check regulations for vessel operating distance rules in your area. Always be on the lookout for swimmers, other vessels or obstacles when riding which may be obscured by waves or glare.
3. Release the throttle
Release the trigger immediately on committing yourself to a fall. This will stop the propeller and reduce the forces which could otherwise lead to a more extreme crash. Practice this skill when learning with the goal of stopping the propeller before you hit the water in a fall.
4. Fall away from Fliteboard
The best way to avoid injury is to practice the correct falling technique. As soon as you begin to loose balance, purposely fall in the direction the board is already falling. You will then likely end up in the water on the opposite side to the hydrofoil assembly. Like being on stilts – it is impossible to regain balance once your weight is no longer above the hydrofoil wings (unless you are turning).