When total strangers (to the sport..never seen it before) at the beach as me....
What do you call that ??
I answer Kitesurfing if you are on a board designed to ride in one direction...much like Windsurfing
There is also Kiteboarding which use a board designed to ride equally well in both direction...
........much like Wakeboarding..
So here is my point to you all
Windsurfers will take up Kitesurfing for Rio 2016
Kitesurfing is the Olympic sport here....directionals with straps just like Windsurfing
We are fortunate to use kites because of the variety of water vehicles we can use successfully
The windsurfers do not have the choice to do also windboarding ( bidirectional riding) with sails
Maybe one day there will be Kiteboarding (areials tricks etc)...just like gymnastics in Olympics
But the truth remains that it should be renamed KITESURFING for RIO
The type of water you ride in has nothing to do with the name of the sport
Windsurfing is done in waves or flat water and is still call that
Because their boards have a tail and nose with fins in the back only and travel in one direction
..........................just my opinion of course.....but maybe others think the same way......scary