Photographer's Note

March 3, 2007
Palavas-les-Flots 340192 34250
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.533 3.933 0 m
Close to the Camp-site of Maguelonne

The kitesurfing, or flysurfing, or kiteboarding is the practice of the board, drawn on water by a wing, left kite.

With a surface from 7 to 18 m², the wing Has a inflatable structure. It is directed by two lines, two others are used to control its force of traction.
A bar control in more or less the force if it is drawn or pushes it. The force of the wing depends on its position compared to the direction of advance of the surfer.
The kitesurfer is related to the wing by a harness. Il control with his feet a surf board, in the two directions of navigation without changing its position.
Important speeds, (record of the world 77,4 Km/h), and
acrobatics are possible. Jumps of 60 m length, and up to 15 m high are feasible.
Safety measures exist for according to the incidents, to release or remain related to the wing.

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