Kiteboarding has been added to the Olympic programme and will be contested at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, before being included on the full Olympic programme at Paris 2024.
At Buenos Aires 2018 the athletes will race in heats of 6-8 athletes on a course marked out by buoys. The course may include obstacles to challenge the athletes in the stronger winds.
New Zealand athlete Pia Gordon will compete in kiteboarding at Buenos Aires 2018.
According to the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) there are 1.5 million kiteboarders worldwide.
Buenos Aires 2018 Olympic Summer Youth Games