Kiteboarding: The Next Olympic Sport?
The International Kitesurfing Association is petitioning to have the sport of kitesurf racing included in the 2016 Olympics that are slated to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They have come up with a series of videos to show the ins and outs of kitesurf racing, and all the people involved, young and old. The sport uses the same layout and very similar rules to sailboat racing which is already included in the Olympics so we hope this won’t be too much of a stretch for the Olympic Committee to consider it.
We recently sponsored a really successful race series up at Jetty Island in Washington which is the same place where the teach lessons. The wind delivered and we were able to get about 6 races in on one day. The gear that was used ranged all over the board from slingshot kiteboarding kites to best kiteboarding kites. Some new, some old, surfboards and twin tips all made an appearance. Stay tuned for more of these videos to come.