Kiteboarding championship kicks off in SF

August 4, 2009 8:07:01 PM PDT
The Kiteboard Course Racing World Championship got underway Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco.

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More than 80 of the world's best kite surfers are taking part in the championships, being held a Crissy Field. The competition lasts through Saturday.

Surfers rely on strong winds to propel their boards and sails through the water.

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