Kiteboarding tilt slated

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Top local and international kiteboarders flaunt their jaw-dropping moves in the third season of the ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour beginning next week in Siargao.

More than 500 participants, including Filipino-Norwegian world No. 2 Christian Tio, will hit the $40,000 tour which will go to four destinations in the country for this season: Siargao on Nov. 27 to 29; Boracay on Jan. 8 to 10; Anguib Beach, Cagayan on Feb. 12 to 14; and Cuyo Island, Palawan, on March 11 to 13.

The event, according to Philippine Kiteboarding Association president Jay Ortiz, is expected to benefit not only the Filipino riders who get to raise their level competing against world-class foreign bets but also Philippine tourism as a whole.

 “By doing this tour, we’re not only discovering new talents but also building tourism for the country since we feature some of the new and exciting kitesurfing destinations all over the archipelago,” Ortiz said.

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