Kite Foil Racing, also known as foilboarding, hydrofoil kiteboarding, or foil kitesurfing, is a form of kiteboarding. A kite is used to propel a rider standing on a board in the water. Unlike in kitesurfing, the board has a hydrofoil under the board which allows to board to rise above the surface of the water.
The benefit of the hydrofoil is that it minimizes the effects of choppy or rough conditions. Also the rider can angle higher into the wind than on traditional kiteboards and are able to race in light wiinds.
- Kite boarding — a group of sports that use a kite for power and a board for support, such as:
- Surfing — participants stand on a surfboard, and use the waves for propulsion.
- Sailing — a sport that involves moving a boat by using the power of the wind.
- Kite Fighting — battle to cut the lines on the opponents' kites
- Sport Kite — using a stunt kite to fly the kite in several patterns in time to background music.
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