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

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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 Today’s final day begins with the kiteboarding starting at noon with the ESS catamarans taking to the water at 2 p.m. and racing through 5 p.m. Axel Mazella of France leads the kiteboard standings. Bill Center,, "SAP team leads Extreme Sailing Series as it braces for Santa Ana winds," 21 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of kiteboarding

1996, in the meaning defined above

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