According to West Australian, Alex Soto was preparing for the 2019 Pan-American Games off the coast of Cabarete. The athlete noticed a shark with side vision, but because of the high speed he did not have time to change the direction – the only thing that saved the man from retraining for divers was that he held on to the kite.
“I went back to the school where I work and told the guys what had happened. They didn’t believe me, but my GoPro camera fixed everything. I showed them the video, ”said Alex.
Kitesurfing (or kiteboarding) is a sport, the basis of which is movement under the action of traction force, developed by a kite (held by a sportsman) and controlled by an athlete.
In 2012, the number of kiters in the world was estimated at 1.6 million.