Kitesurfing gains steam in Qidong
The 5th International Kitesurfing Tournament was held at the Yuantuojiao scenic spot in Qidong, Nantong, Jiangsu province from Oct 25 to 26, attracting more than 60 kite surfers from around the world.
The 5th International Kitesurfing Tournament is held at the Yuantuojiao scenic spot in Qidong from Oct 25 to 26. [Photo/ntfabu.com]
Kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, originated in Hawaii in 1998 and is often considered as the safest extreme sport. It is a water sport that integrates stunt kites, sailboards, and surfing.
The competition was first held in 2013 and has become increasingly popular. Qidong's kitesurfing training center has also been brought up to international standards.
Kitesurfers in action [Photo/ntfabu.com]