kiteboarding

noun
kite·​board·​ing | \ ˈkīt-ˌbȯr-diŋ How to pronounce kiteboarding (audio) \

Definition of kiteboarding

: the sport of riding on a small surfboard that is propelled across water by a large kite to which the rider is harnessed

called also kitesurfing

Examples of kiteboarding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than just a sleepy beach town, though, Wrightsville Beach offers water sports like surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and kiteboarding. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "25 Best Beaches in the U.S.," 20 May 2020 La Ventana, 30 miles southeast of the city, is one of the world's best kiteboarding and windsurfing spots because of its steady winter winds, protected bay and beautiful beaches. Erin E. Williams, chicagotribune.com, "Head to La Paz rather than overdeveloped Los Cabos for the real Baja California Sur," 4 Oct. 2019 La Ventana, 30 miles southeast of the city, is one of the world’s best kiteboarding and windsurfing spots because of its steady winter winds, protected bay and beautiful beaches. Erin E. Williams, Washington Post, "Head to La Paz rather than overdeveloped Los Cabos for the real Baja California Sur," 2 Oct. 2019 The promise of kiteboarding is that a wind strong enough to draw small whitecaps from the water can take you on a magic-carpet ride. James Somers, The New Yorker, "How Hackers Won the Water," 13 Sep. 2019 Matunuck With three beaches, the village of Matunuck, 6 miles east of Charlestown, is known for its surfing, kiteboarding and windsurfing. Caryn B. Davis, BostonGlobe.com, "The New York Times comes to Rhode Island’s beaches, and proclaims: “People are friendly and relaxed, and it’s contagious.’’," 11 Aug. 2019 Windsurfing, kiteboarding, snorkeling, catamaran rides, horseback riding, and ziplining are also abundant throughout the region. Laura Barcella, GQ, "Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast Is the Off-the-Beaten-Path Beach Destination of Your Dreams," 27 Feb. 2018 The pair were photographed palling around, and Obama even tried his hand at kiteboarding. Adam Edelman, NBC News, "Life after the White House: How Obama spent his first year out of office," 20 Jan. 2018 Windsurfing, kiteboarding, snorkeling, catamaran rides, horseback riding, and ziplining are also abundant throughout the region. Laura Barcella, GQ, "Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast Is the Off-the-Beaten-Path Beach Destination of Your Dreams," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of kiteboarding

1996, in the meaning defined above

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“Kiteboarding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kiteboarding. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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