Year of 2017

Multiple-exposure image of the Kitesurf World Cup, Germany

In five days, the Kitesurf World Cup will commence in Germany. This multiple-exposure photo depicts the competition in 2013, when it was held at the resort town of Sankt Peter-Ording on the North Sea. Though there aren’t this many kitesurfers in the water at any given time during the events, the special-effects image shows off just how many do compete, and the variety of colorful kites that allow the riders to move across the water.

Kiteboarding is a surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and gymnastics into one extreme sport. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard, with or without footstraps or bindings.