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Shantou 2021

Surfing
List of Disciplines
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Surfing

Surfing

Surfing is a water sport in which the participant has to ride a surfboard on the crest of along the tunnel of a breaking wave.

Two major subdivisions of stand-up surfing are longboarding and shortboarding, the difference is in the distance and boards.

Surfing was incorporated into the Asian Beach Games in 2008.

List of disciplines

  • Windsurfing

Windsurfing is a water sport that evolved from surfing. Windsurfing is where an athlete uses a windsurf board or sailboard between two to five meters long powered by the wind pushing a single sail which is attached to the board, a windsurfer is steered by the tilting and rotating of the mast and sail as well as tilting and carving the board.

Due to the design of the sailboard windsurfers can perform jumps, inverted loops, spinning manoeuvres, and other "freestyle" stunts which can be marked.

Windsurfing sports include speed sailing, slalom, course racing, wave sailing, and superX an extreme sport. Windsurfing was first incorporated into the Asian Beach Games in 2008.

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