Kitesurfing: this kid is pushing the sport forward

The future of kiteboarding is in good hands. A boy leads the way.

Give a young kid an exciting toy, and he will sleep like a baby. Any doubts? Just watch how this future kiteboarding champion rides his virtual kite.

Leyton's dad is a kitesurfer, so he decided to build a custom homemade kiteboarding simulator that allows the youngster to jump, turn, and rotate 360.

The rig includes the kite bar with two directional lines, and a specially designed kiteboard shaped using a colored bodyboard with straps.

The kitesurfing grom has created several new tricks which will likely be included in the list of official freestyle kiteboarding tricks.