Kite Surfing, Parasailing / Parascending, etc.

Life Insurance and Unpowered Flying

Please refer to our specific details for:-


Hang Gliding




There are many variations on unpowered flying – but we believe the details below apply to most other than gliding, parasailing and hang gliding which you can view by clicking above

These details therefore talk about Kite Surfing but equally can be applied to Parasailing, Parascending and other similar activities.

Your Kite Surfing may impact on your life insurance cover and that may or may not be significant. There can be a big difference between someone going Kite Surfing once every few weeks at their local Club and someone who travels the world competing or even record breaking.

Broadly speaking, the price and availability of life insurance cover will depend on the extent of your Kite Surfing and if you have any medical conditions which might impact you when Kite Surfing and/or when not Kite Surfing. There may be little or no additional cost or the increased risk may see a significant loading.

The worst outcome to be avoided, if possible, is that your Kite Surfing is totally excluded from your policy; meaning your peace of mind protection is removed when you are logically most at risk. Pulse aim to find cover that does not have any such exclusions.

Pulse are specialists in finding cover for Kite Surfers and other higher-risk pursuits when many insurers are declining to quote or wish to exclude Kite Surfing.

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If you need a specialist underwriter.

If you have not been able to get a suitable quotation for Life cover, Pulse specialise in taking your Kite Surfing and any other specific conditions and needs into account and finding Life Insurance cover, if it is available.

We use our knowledge and experience to find a solution when other Life Insurers have declined to quote. Each enquiry is treated individually by our underwriters and not simply rejected or accepted by a computer-based system.


Your Kite Surfing Background

We have a specifically prepared set of Kite Surfing – related questions which you should complete when making an enquiry.

These cover pertinent aspects of your Kite Surfing: –
– the frequency of activity and where you do so
– your background and experience
– the Kites you fly – be they more standard or home-built, custom or prototypes
– and any specific activity such as competitions, record attempts, remote locations


Your Health Background

It is possible your health may have as much or more impact on Life Insurance availability. You can begin by reviewing the dedicated details about any medical condition(s) on this website.

You can / should declare any medical conditions to us when you make an enquiry. Again, we have prepared specific questions for many conditions. If you are in perfect health, you will be asked to confirm this on your actual Life Insurance application.


Our Indication of Cover Availability and Cost

By providing all your details clearly and accurately, you allow our underwriter(s) to build an individual picture of you and your Kite Surfing.

We know that getting and early idea if you can be covered and what kind of premium costs is involved is important. 

We usually give an indication of premium and cover availability within 5 days.

Our policyholders tell us it is important to learn the availability of cover and to get an idea of price quickly.

It can be but is not always necessary for us to seek a Doctor’s report or for you to undergo medical examinations, blood tests and other tests that will confirm your health to allow our underwriters to quote a fair and accurate premium and confirm cover details. These tests are paid for by the underwriter, if you take out the policy.


Why Pulse Insurance?

  • Pulse Insurance have been focused on finding unusual cover since 1998
  • We strive to offer a caring and sensitive service
  • We are knowledgeable insurance professionals who work as a team
  • We provide a personal service to guide you through
  • If we cannot help, it will not be for the want of trying or know-how

While finding cover for everyone is not always possible and the premium will be higher to reflect your increased risk, we like to think we are good at helping people find the cover they need.

In most Kite Surfing cases, we can offer indicative premiums and/or sense of if cover may be available or not early on; so, you can decide to proceed or not.


Being Transparent

It is always important to declare your Kite Surfing and any other medical conditions completely. 


Your Personal & Medical Details

Everything you disclose about your Health and any underlying conditions to any life insurer or life agent should be treated with sensitivity and appropriate levels of privacy.


Requirements for more information

While our initial enquiry may not gather enough information to provide an indication of cost, our insurers may ask for more in depth information regarding your Kite Surfing or any medical conditions. Sometimes the details you can provide may allow them to reduce the premium they seek.

In cases of serious ill-health, Life Insurers will often seek a Medical Report from your doctor or consultant, Pulse will help you through this process and will explain your rights to see the report and challenge anything you believe to be inaccurate. You may find it helpful and reassuring to know your doctor has disclosed everything material.

Pulse will never sell your details to anyone. We will use your details to provide the service you have asked for according to the permissions you grant us– read our Privacy and Data Protection policy in full.


Additional Covers

Pulse may be able to offer covers beyond everyday Life Insurance to give you the peace of mind and protection you desire.


Beyond Life Insurance

More Life Insurance

The reasons you may need life cover may be simple or complex, but having the right cover brings peace of mind for you and your family.

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