Kitesurfing

 

Kite surfing, also known as kitesurfing and kiteboarding, involves using a power kite to pull a small surfboard (on water), a wheeled board on land, or a snowboard over snow.

Generally, the first step of kite surfing is to fly one's power kite into neutral position, in which the kite is straight overhead, and therefore not pulling except against one's body weight. One then lies down in the shallows, and straps one's board onto one's feet. Then, in a  coordinated movement, the kite is flown toward the water, in the direction that the board points.

If the board doesn't dig into the water or a wave, the kite pulls the surfer up into a powerful planing motion similar to water-skiing.

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