kiteboarding

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Based in the beachside Hotel Playa del Sol (from $140), Vela Baja is a one-stop shop for kiteboarding, windsurfing, stand-up paddling, freediving, mountain biking, and, now, foiling. Stephanie Pearson, Outside Online, 30 Jan. 2020 For more adventurous vacationers there's kiteboarding, scuba diving, wakeboarding, snorkeling, golf, tennis, beach volleyball, bocce, fishing and horseback riding available. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, 16 Nov. 2021 When asked about his favorite microadventure, his pick pays homage to M22's roots: kiteboarding. Kendall Cornish, Travel + Leisure, 28 Aug. 2021 The windy conditions plus year-round warm water make Sotavento heaven for swimming, surfing, kiteboarding, and Hobie Cat sailing. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2021 More than just a sleepy beach town, though, Wrightsville Beach offers water sports like surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and kiteboarding. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 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, 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, 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, 13 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kiteboarding was in 1996

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Cite this Entry

“Kiteboarding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kiteboarding. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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