How many kitesurfers are there in the world?

How many kitesurfers are there in the world?

1.5 million kitesurfers
Worldwide, there are 1.5 million kitesurfers, while the industry sells around 100,000 to 150,000 kites per year. Most power kites are leading edge inflatable kites, sometimes foil kites, attached by about 20 m (66 ft) of flying lines to a control bar and a harness.

How fast do kiteboarders go?

Most kiteboarders commonly ride at speeds between 15 and 25 mph. A normal kiteboarder can sometimes double the wind speed and get up to around 40mph given the right wind and water conditions and using the right kite size and board type. Professional racers commonly attain speeds of 50mph and up to almost 60mph.

Is kitesurfing an Olympic sport?

NoKitesurfing / Current Olympic sport?

Who are the best kitesurfers in the world?


  • Champion. #1. Carlos Mario Slingshot.
  • #2. Adeuri Corniel Cabrinha. Points 2700.
  • #3. Set Teixeira F-One, Manera. Points 2120.
  • #4. Maxime Chabloz F-One, Manera. Points 2040.
  • #5. Valentin Rodriguez Duotone. Points 1730.
  • #6. Gianmaria Coccoluto Duotone, ION. Points 1720.
  • #7. Valentin Garat Duotone, ION.
  • #8. Anthar Racca Airush.

Is kitesurfing faster than windsurfing?

Re: Speed of kitesurfing vs. windsurfing. We accelerate faster, but the top speed is about the same.

Is kite foiling in the Olympics?

Kite foiling is one of the new Olympic sports to be featured at the Paris 2024 Olympics, followed by Los Angeles in 2028 and on our local shores at Mooloolaba in 2032.

Is foiling an Olympic sport?

Olympic event debut As an advanced form of windsurfing, windfoiling is planned as a new Olympic event for 2024 (the fourth of 10 to use foiling equipment).

Who is the best kiteboarder?


  • Mitu Monteiro.
  • Matchu Lopes.
  • James Carew.
  • Liam Whaley.
  • Gisela Pulido.

What is the best wind speed for kitesurfing?

about 12 mph
In general, a kiteboarder needs about 12 mph of wind to get up and ride. Lighter riders can ride upwind in less wind, while heavier riders (over 200 pounds) will need to ride at 15 mph.

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