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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Here, thrill seekers enjoy the excellent windsurfing, kitesurfing, and sand-surfing available up and down the coastline. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 17 May 2023 The area is also a magnet for kitesurfing. Terry Ward, CNN, 18 Aug. 2022 The island’s breezes are perfect for kitesurfing, and water sports like jet skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, deep-sea fishing, and surfing are popular as well. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2023 Three decades later, just before the recent run-up in prices, Robinson sold his land and kitesurfing school for about a million dollars, or nearly 30 times his initial investment. Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2023 The atmosphere is laidback, and the water is great for sailing and kitesurfing. John Scarpinato, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2023 It’s situated on 18 acres of lush land on a private peninsula with a lagoon and two beaches: Grand Cul de Sac, known for its kitesurfing, sea turtles and great snorkeling, and sandy Marechal Beach. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 18 Jan. 2022 Snorkel the colorful coral reef, arrange for a day of diving or kitesurfing, borrow paddle boards and entirely transparent kayaks, or go out fishing. Alesandra Dubin, Town & Country, 30 Jan. 2023 Etihad flies to nearly all the top destinations in the world for adventure sports including ski/snowboarding, mountaineering, scuba diving, kitesurfing, sailing, kayaking, surfing, sailing, and mountain biking. Debbi Kickham, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kitesurfing was in 1977

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“Kitesurfing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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