wait til they come up with a new watersport, you'll see our reaction.
Windsurfed 20 years, still would if I lived nearer the spot. Love it, but transport is a hassle. Spending years to develop a good duck jibe on windy weekends only is also a hassle.
Windsurfers excel at maintaining high speed, kiters often don't even bother to go fast, just look for kickers and flat spots to carve a turn in most cases. Then when the mistral blows, kiters show up and give them a run for the record.
As a long time windsurfer turned avid kiter, I can relate to both camps.
But I never jumped 20 feet on a windsurfer, maybe 10, off a swell in Maui or the gorge.
I can double that with a kite on a good blow at my local spot, so... I do.