|The International Kitesurfing Week will see 70 athletes from 15 countries taking part. Photo kinhtedothi.vn
NINH THUẬN — The International Kitesurfing Week is scheduled to take place in Ninh Hải District in the southern central coastal province of Ninh Thuận on December 16 – 25.
The event will feature 70 kitesurfers from 15 countries across the world such as Italy, UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
Kitesurfing uses the wind with a powerful kite to pull the rider across the water. The event will be organised at Mỹ Hòa Beach which has a year-round wind that is perfect for this sport.
According to the chairman of Ninh Hải District People's Committee Trần Minh Thái, the international kitesurfing tournament aims to develop this sport in Việt Nam and attract domestic and foreign visitors.
Ninh Thuận territorial waters are considered a "paradise" for kitesurfing. This province has been chosen as the venue for domestic and international kitesurfing competitions such as the 2016 Kiteboard Tour Asia and Ninh Chữ Kiteboarding Festival 2019 which attracted hundreds of international athletes from Russia, South Korea, Australia, England, Switzerland and the Netherlands participating.
A wide range of activities will also be held during the course of international kitesurfing week, including a boat race, a women's beach volleyball tournament, a golf competition, a running race, an apricot blossom festival, a food festival and a street carnival.
The week is also expected to offer the nation the chance of increasing international exchanges in sea sports whilst simultaneously promoting the development of marine sports, tourism, and culture in Ninh Thuận. VNS