kite·​surf·​ing | \ ˈkīt-ˌsər-fiŋ How to pronounce kitesurfing (audio) \

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Kite Beach Dubai, United Arab Emirates For those looking for a more urban beach experience, Kite Beach is a great destination for families, with a plethora of watersports on offer, including kitesurfing, wakeboarding, and paddleboarding. Abby Sewell, National Geographic, "Discover the best beaches in the Middle East," 29 May 2019 From that first trip, Naish went on to pioneer windsurfing and later kitesurfing and has become a global watersports icon. Danielle Rossingh And Shirley Robertson, CNN, "How Robby Naish conquered the waves and became an icon," 23 Apr. 2018 Take a look at this video Branson posted showing the competition between his foilboarding and the president's kitesurfing: The president won, besting Branson by staying aloft for 50 more meters. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Richard Branson Taught Barack Obama How to Kitesurf," 7 Feb. 2017 First there was President Obama enjoying some kitesurfing with Richard Branson. Jack Moore, GQ, "Happy Birthday to the Only Person Having Fun Right Now, Barack Obama," 4 Aug. 2017 Photos of a smiling Mr. Obama kitesurfing and wearing his baseball cap backward set off a flurry of jokes on the internet and on late night comedy shows. Sopan Deb, New York Times, "Obama Takes In a Broadway Show, but Shuns the Spotlight," 25 Feb. 2017 Kiteboarding (also known as kiting and kitesurfing) is a fast-growing water sport that represents a cross between paragliding and wakeboarding. Jesse Ryan, USA TODAY, "VR: Fly through the water on a kiteboard in Cancun," 22 June 2017 Bonus: There's a thriving kitesurfing scene in nearby Cabot Beach Provincial Park. Karla Cripps, CNN, "Prince Edward Island: Anne of Green Gables and so much more," 12 May 2017 Mr. Branson challenged him to a kitesurfing contest. Sopan Deb, New York Times, "Obama Takes In a Broadway Show, but Shuns the Spotlight," 25 Feb. 2017

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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