The visual hand signals used in kiteboarding

When a kiteboarder is in distress and verbal communication is not possible, there are hand signals that can be used to communicate with rescuers and other people.

Accidents happen all the time, and kiteboarders should be open to asking for help in case anything goes wrong with their equipment, and they're injured and incapable of returning to shore.

So, if you're trying to communicate with someone who is too far away, use the internationally standardized hand signals for kiteboarding defined by World Sailing.

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The evolution of strapless kitesurfing

In 2006, the Mauritius Kitesurf International Competition opened the way to a new discipline in kiteboarding.

The event got underway at One Eye, the legendary reef break located at Le Morne, and the invitees were blessed by a perfect grand swell. They went out with their kites and surfboards and... got barreled.

In the next decade, Airton Cozzolino, Keahi de Aboitiz, Matchu Lopes, Patri McLaughlin, and Sebastian Ribeiro pushed the new discipline forward and opened a new chapter for kiteboarding.

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Ewan Jaspan wins the 2017 Triple-S Invitational

Ewan Jaspan claimed the 2017 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational, held at Real Watersports, in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The most prestigious wake style kiteboarding event on the planet attracted 30 athletes from 15 different nations.

Riders had several challenges to overcome in a world-class kite park: Core Super Kicker, John Wayne 82ft Mega Rail, KOA Resorts Kicker, Liquid Force Reverse Rainbow, and the North A-Frame.

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