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What is kiteboarding?
Kiteboarding is a surface water sport that harnesses the power of the wind to propel riders across the water on boards — similar to those used in surfing and wakeboarding. With their large maneuverable kites released high in the air, kiteboarders are able to take advantage of much greater wind speeds than windsurfers and most sailing boats, making the sport incredibly fast. Last year American kiteboarder Rob Douglas became the fastest man on water, hitting a whopping 55.65 knots (101.8 kilometers per hour).
Kiteboarding was selected as an Olympic sport in May and will be part of the 2016 line up in Rio, Brazil
The sport is practiced by ca 1.5 million participants globally — with 100,000 new learners joining every year
There are five categories of kiteboarding: wave, freestyle, slalom, speed and course racing
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